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How to Become a Permanent Deacon

In the video above, five of the Diocese of Manchester's Permanent Deacons talk about about the role of the deacon in the community.

VIEW MORE VIDEOS of our deacons discussing their call to the Permanent Diaconate.

Are You Called to the Permanent Diaconate?

Becoming a deacon involves a vocation from God; it is not simply another volunteer job or ministry. Therefore, a person becomes a deacon not just out of personal desire or interest, but for the common good of the Church as determined by the bishop. It is for these reasons that the selection, discernment, and formation of deacon candidates are rigorous efforts. The entire formation process in fact, is a journey of discernment. Through systematic opportunities for prayer, spiritual direction, formal course work, and pastoral-skills development, the candidate is able to reflect critically on his life and the various ministries to which he might be assigned. This process of discernment continues to the very moment of ordination.

If you are considering a vocation to the permanent diaconate, learn more below or e-mail your questions to newdeacons@rcbm.org

Deacon Greg McGinn
Office of Permanent Deacon Formation
(603) 663-0142

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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