The Permanent Diaconate Formation Program is directed at preparing men spiritually, academically, and pastorally for ordination and to assist the Church in its mission of salvation of souls. Men who are called and chosen will be formed and sent to teach, to guard and to bear witness to, and to serve Holy Mother the Church through the example of their lives and their ministries of Word, service, and charity.

Text & Presentation Resources

Celibacy and the Permanent Diaconate

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace: The Deacon as an Instrument of Charity

Recording of Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson’s Keynote Address at the NADD 2011 Convention in Nashville, TN.

Putting Charity to Practice:The Transition from the Classroom to the Real World

A recording of Deacon William Ditewig at NADD 2011 Convention during the General Session. The recording is complete with Question and Answer at the end of the session.

Archbishop Gregory’s Transitional Deacon Homily

Homily was given on May 26, 2012 at the Cathedral of Christ the King

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