Boston Diaconate Logo

Permanent Diaconate Office
Archdiocese of Boston

The Archdiocese of Boston Permanent Diaconate Office Web Site contains information for permanent deacons, people interested in the permanent diaconate, and our extended community.


Direct links to RCAB mailings

Clergy Page:

Parish Weekly:

Diaconate Community Calendar

2023 Diaconate Convocation

I am excited to join with you on June 3, 2023 for the Diaconate Convocation.  Please make note of a change in location.  We will be meeting at St. Julia's in Weston beginning at 9 AM.  More details will follow.  But be assured of my continued prayers and gratitude for you and all that you do for the people of God in Boston. -Deacon Chris Connelly

February 7, 2023 - 7:00 PM - Webinar Living the Scriptures

With Deacon Art Miller. Deacon, author, radio host, revivalist and retired businessman, Deacon Art Miller is the
fomer director of the Office for Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Hartford. In
addition to his assigned parishes, he is also the Catholic chaplain at Hartford's Capital
Community College.

A nationally known preacher of God's Holy Scripture, he has traveled throughout the country
raising the need of conversion to "Radical Love". The kind of self-denying love that can only
be accomplished through the grace and power offered to us through Jesus Christ. Deacon
Miller has preached throughout the United States – from New England to the Katrinaravaged
Gulf Coast of Mississippi, from the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico, to the
south side of Chicago; he teaches and preaches Christ's call to His life-changing "Radical

Join Online Webinar via computer, tablet or smartphone with Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 830 2622 9267

(Click here for poster)


Updated procedure for obtaining a Letter of Good Standing

From time to time, Deacons of the Archdiocese of Boston may be requested to assist and/or preach at weddings, baptisms, funerals and other liturgical events outside the Archdiocese of Boston.  In those cases it is required by the bishop of the diocese in which the deacon hopes to minister that a "Letter of Good Standing"  be provided to him or his delegate certifying that the deacon is indeed in good standing within his own (Arch)diocese.

In certain instances, dioceses may also require a "Statement of Suitability for Ministry" which is a certification that the deacon is of good character and reputation and qualified to perform his Diaconal duties in an effective and suitable manner.

A new procedural system for obtaining these credentials is now in place.  You may start a request for a Letter of Good Standing at:

Comments and suggestions are always welcome;
contact Deacon Charlie Cornell

Copyright Archdiocese of Boston Permanent Diaconate Office. All Rights Reserved.