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Is God Calling You to the Diaconate?

Is God Calling You to the Diaconate?

The diaconate has been a wonderful blessing to the Church.  This past year, the Church has celebrated 50 years since the full restoration and our parishes and communities have been blessed by the ministry of deacons.  The deacon’s identity reminds us of the importance of the Church’s ministry to the poor, the neglected, and the marginalized.  We are being called to find those people who need our love, our mercy, and our support.

If you are willing to consider a vocation to the diaconate (or you would like to encourage another by passing along this information), the formation team of the Archdiocese will host two information sessions, in which you and your wife may learn about the formation process as well as diaconal ministry.  The Archdiocese begins formation every other year and will start the Class of 2023 this September.  The formation sessions are being held on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30pm at St. Ignatius, Ijamsville (4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville, Maryland 21754) and on Saturday, April 27 at 10am at the Catholic Community of South Baltimore, Holy Cross Hall (110 E. West Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230).  To assist the formation team, please respond to Kristine Arata, Kristine.Arata@archbalt.org.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the formation team: Fr. Mike Triplett (mtriplett@archbalt.org), Deacon Larry Matheny (lmatheny@e-stignatius.org), Deacon Marty Wolf (mwolf@stmargaret.org) and Deacon Scott Lancaster (slancaster1@stlouis.org).  Applications are due in early May.

Please pray for our class of 2019 who will be on retreat shortly and are preparing for ordination on May 25.