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Initial Diaconate Discernment
"Three days after the death of Sixtus, while the terror raged, Lawrence would be burned on the gridiron: ‘this side is done, turn and eat.’ With such strength of soul he conquered the flames of fire." (Ambrose, De Officiis, I.41, 205-207)
Project St. Lawrence is the initial stage of discernment (inquiry period) to a possible vocation to the diaconate. It is a series of two-hour monthly sessions in various parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth for those sensing a call to the diaconate. Project St. Lawrence is for both husband and wife (couple) so that they discern together if this is truly where God is calling them. The goal of the project is to help them discern and answer God’s call to the diaconate.
A typical session includes, but not limited to, the following:
Topics that will be presented by a team of deacons and include:
Only Those Recommended By Their Pastors May Attend Project St. Lawrence.
Deacon Rigoberto Leyva
Rev. Carmen Mele, OP