Office of the Permanent Diaconate
- June 8 - Special event for wives of deacons and aspirants with Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
- July 20 - Deacon Convocation, with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
- August 10 - St. Lawrence Day Celebration at Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, KS
- August 25 - Rite of Candidacy Mass for deacon aspirants with Archbishop Naumann at Savior Pastoral Center
Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. . . . Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this scripture he told him the good news of Jesus. . . . And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
"Dedicated to duties of charity and of administration, let deacons be mindful of the admonition of Blessed Polycarp: 'Be merciful, diligent, walking according to the truth of the Lord, who became the servant of all.'"
--Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, no. 29 (1964)