Seventy-two active permanent
deacons currently serve in the Diocese of Arlington, and an additional
thirteen men are currently participating in the Diaconate Formation
The formation, ministry, and life of permanent
deacons are supported by the Director of Diaconate Formation, the
Bishop's Delegate for Clergy and the Diaconal Council.
A deacon is a man called personally and
ecclesially to serve in the manner of Jesus. He is first and foremost a
Christian in his state in life and in his secular employment. He is
trained and formed by additional study and prayer for a special
ministry to the people of God as an ordained minister. More
The Permanent Diaconate Office welcomes
applications from men of all communities and backgrounds. The presence
and witness of deacons from all communities will assist in identifying
community needs and advance the response of Christian service.
For more information on the application, please click here.
For the requirements to become a permanent deacon, click here.
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