Become a Deacon

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. 

The applicant for the diaconate in the Diocese of Broken Bay should be a man who:

  •  Is committed to and lives out of Gospel values
  • Has shown leadership qualities in parish/Diocesan ministry
  • Is no younger than 35 and no older than 60 to enter the program
  • Is identified by his parish community as a person of service, values and justice
  • If married, is in a stable happy marriage and whose wife and children support him in pursuing the diaconate
  • Is capable of giving serious attention and time to theological study, spiritual formation and ministry
  • Has a stable work history
  • Has a positive attitude towards the Church and is flexible in adapting to the future needs of the Church
  • Is formally presented for the diaconate by his pastor who sees that he is mentored during the years of formation

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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