“The Sacrament of Holy Orders marks (deacons) with an imprint (‘character’) which cannot be removed and which configures them to Christ, who made himself the ‘deacon’ or servant of all.”(Catechism of the Catholic Church #1570)
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is blessed by the dedication and selfless service of its growing “college” of permanent deacons. These men, after prayerfully answering the call, careful formation, and receiving the Sacrament of Holy Orders, do faithfully and joyfully serve the needs of our community through a three-fold Ministry of the Word, Liturgy, and Charity. The charism of the deacon is found in these words from their ordination rite, as they are given the Book of Gospels:
“Believe what you read. Teach what you believe. Practice what you teach.”
2016-2017 Diaconate Information Sessions
Four information sessions have been planned. If you are still interested in becoming a deacon, please plan on attending one of these sessions. The sessions will educate you on the formation process. If after the session you are still interested, you may obtain an application from Fr. Michael Triplett, Director of Deacon Formation or one of the Formation Team Members. It is necessary for you to attend one of these sessions in order to obtain an application. Your wife is also encouraged to attend.
Please RSVP to Cindy Orr in the Office of Clergy Personnel sometime before the session you wish to attend and indicate which session you will attend and if your wife will be accompanying you: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-547-5550.
If you are interested in finding out other information about the diaconate and diaconal requirements and formation, please contact the Office of Clergy Personnel: 410-547-5550.