The permanent diaconate was not restored to solve the issue of a shortage of priests.
The deacon himself is called to be a servant leader among the faithful.
by Leon Suprenant One of the most beloved saints in our Catholic tradition is St. Francis of Assisi (1181?-1226). Many people assume that St. Francis, like most founders of male religious communities, was a priest.…
He acts in the person of Christ the servant.
Pastoral theology addresses these signs of the times.
I am frequently asked about what a deacon is supposed to "do" at Mass.
The deacon’s ministry of service stands in stark contrast to those who would go it alone.
We now have 40 permanent deacons in active ministry serving the Archdiocese.
Please pray that God will do great things for the local church through these new deacons!
The ordination of our next cohort of permanent deacons is rapidly approaching.