Within the Christian community the deacon is particularly called to a ministry of service and presence. The deacon is to call others to shared responsibility and shared ministry. He is further called to facilitate the ministry of others so that the priests are freed for their presidential and sacramental roles. He accomplishes this through his ministry of service, whether it be a ministry of Charity, the Word or the Liturgy.
Have You Considered Becoming A Deacon?
Jesus said, “Come and See.” (Jn. 1:39) The office of the Permanent Diaconate is seeking married or single men interested in becoming a Permanent Deacon. The call to the diaconate is a call to a vocation. It requires prayer, commitment, and dedication. Age requirements: Men between the ages of 32-58, and their wives, if married, attend an “Information Meeting.” (When the next program begins.)
If you are interested in knowing more about the Permanent Diaconate:
Contact: Deacon Tom Lang, 563-556-2580
Archdiocesan Webpage for Permanent Diaconate information