Vocations

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What's Your Calling?

Vocations are encouraged in order to share the story and joy of the diaconate, which finds its meaning in a life of sacramental service through the Holy Orders. The permanent diaconate is necessary for the work of our Catholic Church to continue. In the earliest stages of discernment, we realize that some men are considering the Diaconate as a ministry, but might not be ready to discuss or get unwanted attention. That's ok. The Holy Spirit will guide you in your call to God’s service.

If you feel the Holy Spirit is calling you to the Diaconate, feel free to contact the Coordinator of Vocations. If you know a deacon, feel free to contact him to discuss your questions.

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Ministry Of The Deacon

God is calling each of us to serve one another in charity and love. For some, there is a particular invitation to serve Christ and the Church in ordained ministry. The permanent diaconate is a ministry of service that is open to married and single men throughout our many cultural communities in the diocese.


Permanent deacons know the difficulties of balancing faith, family, and financial security. By his vocation, the deacon bridges work, family and leisure with Church life. By living and working in the secular world, the deacon seeks to model the integration of what one believes and how one lives.

Attend A Diaconate Discovery Evening

Have you ever wondered if you were being “called” to discern the diaconate?  Has anyone suggested they can see you as deacon some day? Do you feel that God is calling you to live your faith differently, perhaps as a deacon?  Want to learn more about how to sort this all out?

Join us to explore some of these questions and others that you may have about the Diaconate. Diaconate Discovery Evenings will be a consistent space to wonder, explore, pray and share with other men of faith regarding serving the Church as a Permanent Deacon.

2019 Schedule

May 19: St. Philips, Norwalk - Mansion - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
June 13: St. Marguerite, Brookfield - Church Hall - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
More dates to be announced soon!