What does a Deacon do?

A Deacon is an enabler who encourages all baptised to use their gifts in the service of Christ and brings God’s word to believer and unbeliever. 

As ministers of the Word, deacons proclaim the Gospel, preach and teach in the name of the Church.

As ministers of Sacrament, deacons baptise, lead the faithful in prayer, witness marriages and conduct funeral services.

As ministers of Charity, deacons identify the needs of others, as marshall the Church’s resources to meet those needs.

Whatever specific functions a deacon performs, they flow from his sacramental identity. In other words, it is not WHAT a deacon does, but WHO a deacon is, that is important.

Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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