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Inquiries are now being accepted through end of March 2017. 

Please review the brochure above for information regarding minimum requirements and the Formation Program. If interested, complete the Inquiry Form above and submit to


The Formation Program, which starts with a propaedeutic or aspirancy period of a year, includes both the aspirant and his wife.  During this time emphasis is given to the discernment of the call to the diaconate.  To aid this process of discernment, the study and reflection of basic Catholic teachings, Catholic Spirituality, pastoral ministry and specifically diaconal service, are emphasized.

The aspirancy period is followed by a three-year course of studies and pastoral experience.  This program is designed to equip the aspirant to the diaconate with the spiritual, theological, liturgical and pastoral skills for ministry as a deacon in the Church.



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