The Archdiocese of Regina’s discernment process for our next cohort of deacon candidates is under way. The process is thorough, like any responsible discernment in life. And, like other kinds of discernment, it is not a test to pass, but a question to answer. “Yes” or “no” are both good answers as long as God’s will is being followed. No one “fails.” The process extends over several months and includes an application form and a series of different kinds of interviews designed to help you (and the Archdiocese) to recognize God’s call in your life. It also needs to be accompanied by prayer, discussion with loved ones and trusted mentors, and learning more about what being a deacon means.
If you have ever wondered if God is calling you to serve God’s people as a permanent deacon, now is the time to explore this possibility. To get started, contact Dr. Brett Salkeld, Archdiocesan Theologian at 306-352-1651, ext. 214.
Who can be ordained a permanent deacon?
Baptized and confirmed Catholic men over the age of 35 (if married) or 25 (if single).
How long is the formation program in our Archdiocese?
Four years, beginning in the fall of 2019.
When is the application deadline?
February, 2019, but don’t leave it to the last minute. The application process is significant.
What does formation for the diaconate cost?
The Archdiocese covers the cost, with the exceptions of transportation and books.
What is the time commitment for formation?
10 full weekends/year for four years with significant time for reading, writing, prayer, and service between those weekends.
Where can I get more information?
Go to https://archregina.sk.ca/archdiocesan-theologian/permanent-diaconate or contact Dr. Brett Salkeld
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