Holy Orders

"Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.

And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

How is God calling you to follow?

Could God be calling you to be a deacon?

If you are discerning, or simply willing to consider, becoming a deacon, attend an information session as a next step. In addition, we encourage you to connect with the priests and deacons at your home parish, so they know you are interested. After acceptance, deacon formation is a ​four-year process. Those gentlemen accepted into formation have stability in their lives, ​in their families, and in their faith​. This is measured​, at the time of ordination​, as 10 years as a Catholic, 10 years in marriage​ ​(if married​), and with the ability to provide for the needs of your family​, while balancing formation and future ministry expectations.

If you would like more information regarding diaconate formation, please contact pastoral associate Deacon Dan Miller or our pastor.

Do you feel called to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese? For questions about your priestly vocation, please contact our pastor or visit our Archdiocese's Vocations website.

To watch the Mass in its entirety, click here. (The Mass begins at around the 30-minute mark.)

Read more about the 13 men ordained as Permanent Deacons, profiled in the Catholic Review:

Thirteen Baltimore men become deacons, ambassadors of the ‘domestic church,’

Archdiocese of Baltimore set to welcome 13 permanent deacons