Office of Vocations - Permanent Diaconate
*NEW* Permanent Diaconate Formation Program Archdiocese of Saint Boniface
The Archdiocese of Saint Boniface offers a Permanent Diaconate Formation Program. The diaconate is a distinct order within the church and is open to both single and married men as a permanent ministry. “The permanent diaconate manifests, through its threefold ministry of Word, Liturgy and Charity a preferential love for the poor, and so serves as both exemplar and animator for the Church’s own baptismal mission of compassion and loving service ( diakonia ) in the world.” Aspiring applicants are asked to contact the Director of Permanent Diaconate Formation, Deacon Doug Cross, firstname.lastname@example.org. View brochure.
"The deacon's ministry is meant to be a 'driving force' for the Church's ministry of service. By ordination the deacon is configured to Christ in his servant role and is meant to be a living sign of the servant hood of his Church."- Pope John Paul II
Presentation, January 20, 2011 - "The Diaconate in Manitoba," by Archbishop Albert LeGatt (Saint Boniface) and Archbishop James Weisgerber (Winnipeg). Read message.
View video. 11:19