Office of the Permanent Diaconate
Please pray for the following men who were accepted as Candidates to the Permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Joseph Naumann at a special Mass on August 25, 2013:
- February 1, 2014 - Continuing Education for Deacons with Family Life Office
- April 5, 2014 - Morning of Reflection for deacon wives with Teresa Tomeo
- October 24-26, 2014 - Deacon Retreat with Deacon Jim Keating
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)