Last month, I heard a wonderful keynote address by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston on "The Deacon as Servant of the New Evangelization."
by Father Gary Pennings Father Gary Pennings is the vicar general for the archdiocese and director of the diaconate. During this Year of Faith, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second…
Any vocation to ministry must involve the church. Ultimately, it is the local church, under the leadership of the archbishop, that calls forth men to the diaconate.
The rite of ordination, quoted above, says it all. May deacons be shining examples to us all of faith, conviction, and Christian witness.
While all Christians are called to such service, some men are specially ordained for service as deacons, a service that flows from and leads back to the liturgy.