If you are discerning God’s possible call to serve the Church as a minister of charity, word, and sacrament as an ordained Deacon in the Archdiocese of Boston, you and your wife are invited to take part in the upcoming Inquirer program. The program consists of four meetings: three evening informational sessions to be held at the Pastoral Center in Braintree (66 Brooks Drive) on
Tuesday October 7, 2014 7:00-8:30pm (Topic: Who is the Deacon and am I called?),
Tuesday October 14, 2014 7:00-8:30pm (Topic: How does diaconate ministry fit into marriage and family life?), and
Tuesday November 4, 2014 7:00-8:30pm (Topic: The Application Process and Formation Experience),
as well as a half-day discernment retreat to be held on Saturday November 15, 2014 (location TBA) from 9:00AM – 1:00PM (with lunch provided).
Those who are interested in the Diaconate are strongly encouraged to attend all four events along with their wives. Please contact the Permanent Diaconate Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up or for more information. The next group to be admitted into formation will begin classes in September 2015 at the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization in Brighton. Our Church is global and multicultural and so we actively seek men for the diaconate from our many ethnic communities in the Archdiocese. Academic classes are offered in English, however we can offer some support for those for whom English is not the primary language. We also offer some academic courses in Spanish every four years, with the next such option beginning in September 2018.