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, diaconal.formation@archwinnipeg.caView 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.

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Formation to Permanent Diaconate


Deacon Doug Cross, Archdiocese of St. Boniface

Fr. Mark Filips, Archdiocese of Winnipeg, Chair

Deacon James Frater, Archdiocese of St. Boniface

Deacon Gilles Lorteau, Archdiocese of Winnipeg

Deacon Michael Thibert, Archdiocese of Winnipeg