Deacons: On-Going Formation
who are ministers of the mysteries of Jesus. . . are
not mere servants with food and drink, but emissaries of God's
Interested in pursuing a vocation to serve Jesus Christ and his people as a deacon?
ordained deacon is provided with opportunities for on-going
are offered three 3 hour sessions on the first Saturdays of
December, March, and May at the Pastoral Center. Lunch is
instructors present topics such as:
budget and circumstances allow we purchase a book that is sent
to each deacon and urge the deacon community to cluster in their
region to discuss the book and the message for deacon ministry.
Albany Deacon Retreat
encourage and promote attendance at the annual Fall retreat.
An annual retreat is required for all deacons. We also have
information on other retreats for the deacon and his wife.
NADD Region 1 Deacon Gathering
National Association of Deacon Directors (NADD) sponsors regional meetings. The Albany Diocese is part of Region 1. National level people make presentations at this all
day Saturday gathering of deacons and wives who come from throughout
the New England States.
for Newly Ordained Deacons
new Directory requires that the newly ordained deacons (and
wives) be mentored and supported. We meet with them regularly, and provide an avenue for
the flow of information.
the request of the Bishop, we hold periodic administrative days
to keep deacons informed on Church policies and procedures.