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2.0       DIACONATE ADMINISTRATION

2.1       Organizational Structure

The archbishop has established the Office of Deacons in Ministry to assist him in all aspects of diaconal ministry.  The Office of Deacons in Ministry, under the direction of the Vicar for Clergy and led by the Director of Deacons, is responsible for all matters pertaining to the formation, ministry, and life of permanent deacons in the archdiocese.  Significant decisions affecting these matters always require the approval of the archbishop himself.


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2.2       The Director of Deacons

The Director of Deacons, assisted in his duties by the Director of Deacon Formation and the Deacon Council:

  • Oversees the recruitment, formation and evaluation of deacon candidates
  • Manages the granting of diaconal assignments and faculties
  • Assists deacons with their educational, pastoral and spiritual development
  • Resolves issues arising from the deacon's ministry and life, and
  • Administers all aspects of the Office of Deacons in Ministry 

2.3       The Director of Deacon Formation

The Director of Deacon Formation, assisted in his duties by the staff of the Deacon Formation office:​

  • Recruits prospective applicants and assists them in their inquiry
  • Oversees the application process, including the evaluation and selection of applicants for aspirancy
  • Manages the aspirant discernment process, including the evaluation and selection of aspirants for candidacy
  • Directs the candidate formation process, including the evaluation and selection of candidates for ordination
  • Administers all aspects of the Office of Diaconate Formation

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