The Permanent Diaconate Formation Program is comprised of a four-year pre-ordination formation and one-post ordination program. The program consists of formation, study and training. The academic study and training is the responsibility of the School of Ministry. The Director of Diaconate Formation is responsible for the spiritual formation, discernment and supervision of the deacon aspirants and candidates.


For more information on the Formation for the Permanent Diaconate contact the Office of Formation for Deacons at 209/466-0636 ext. 619. Click here to download the application form: Pre-Application Deacon.




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