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by Web Admin on March 1, 2022.

DO YOU FEEL LIKE BEING CALLED TO SERVE?

In 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, Pope Francis outlined his prayer for vocations that “deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.” He asks everyone to pray for permanent deacons, who live their vocation in and with their family.

He wrote: Deacons are not second-level priests. They are part of the clergy and live their vocation in and with their family. They are dedicated to the service of the poor, who carry within them the face of the suffering Christ. They are the guardians of service in the Church. Let us pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.

This message was lost in the trauma of the pandemic.

Pope Francis in his book, “Let us Dream” wrote, ‘Permanent deacons are vital to reflecting a domestic Church that finds its greatest in the Word and in service” (p91). In the Archdiocese there are now permanent deacons in a number of parishes with a small number of aspirants in training.

The Permanent Diaconate is open to single and married men who want to serve God and the Church as ordained ministers.
COME & SEE! An Information Session about the Permanent Diaconate will be held on Saturday 2 April 2022, 10:00 -11.45 am at the Catholic Theological College (CTC), East Melbourne.

For more information:
A new Vocations website is under development, however the links below (copy, then paste) are working.
Watch: Melbourne’s Deacons https://youtu.be/q2RhNDbtTS0

Watch: Pope Francis’ 2020 Prayer Intention for Deacons https://youtu.be/NuG99HD1LaY
Read More: [Brochure] https://www.cam1.org.au/permanent-diaconate
Contact: Office of the Permanent Diaconate (Phone) 03 9412 3357 (Email) diaconate@cam.org.au

 
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