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2018 Permanent Diaconate Information Night
Vianney Auditorium

Are You Called to Be a Deacon?

Minister of the Word ∙ Minister at the Altar ∙ Minister of Charity

While all the baptized are called to share in the mission of Jesus Christ according to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, those who are ordained also offer service in a way proper to the Sacrament of Holy Orders.  A deacon’s ministry entails proclaiming, preaching and teaching God’s Word, assisting the bishop and priest at the Liturgy, assisting at funerals, ministering to the sick and dying, leading the community in prayer and in sacramental liturgies, baptizing, witnessing marriages, and exercising administrative leadership in the Church. A permanent deacon, who may be married, is a member of the clergy and shares in the hierarchy of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, the deacon is configured to Christ the Servant.  It is Christ the Servant who acts through the ministry of the deacon.

Want to Learn More…

We invite Catholic men (and their wives if married) with a deep spiritual life, who are between the ages of 29 and 55 and would like to discern a call to serve Jesus Christ and His Church within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as permanent deacons, to take the next step and contact us for more information and to register for the upcoming Permanent Diaconate Information Night.


2018 Permanent Diaconate Information Night
Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00PM
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary - Vianney Auditorium
100 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA  19096

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Registration for this event is required.  Please email the following information to Laura Nimmons at

 Name  Address  Age  Parish  Email  Marital Status  If married, wife’s name