OFFICE OF THE PERMANENT DIACONATE

The Diocese of Fall River

New Permanent Diaconate Class Formation to Begin

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, Bishop of Fall River, has authorized the formation of a new class of Permanent Deacons beginning in September 2022.

A series of Information Nights will be held in the months to come. Zoom sessions will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022, Monday, March 21, 2022 and May 29, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. In person sessions will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022, and Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Registration is required and may be completed on our website. All the sessions cover the same material. If you are Interested in learning more about the process for becoming a deacon in the Diocese of Fall River, please join us for one these Information Nights. You may register for one of these sessions by selecting the link from the column to the right.

Those interested in pursuing a vocation to the diaconate, scheduled to begin the Aspirancy phase in September, 2022, are invited to submit a preliminary application and a letter of support from your pastor. The deadline for submitting these materials to the Office of the Permanent Diaconate is August 1, 2022. Additional details and the preliminary application are available by selecting the link from the column on the right.

If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Frank Lucca or Rev Robert Oliveira, Co-Directors of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at office@frpermanentdiaconate.com or contact the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at 508-990-0341.

Welcome To 

The Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Fall River

Formation for the Permanent Diaconate is guided by the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States. To that end, the Sacred Order of Deacons is to be "a driving force for the Church's service or diakonia toward the local Christian communities, and as a sign or sacrament of the Lord Christ himself, who came not to be served but to serve." The Deacon's ministry of service is linked with the missionary dimension of the church. The missionary efforts of the Deacon will embrace the ministry of the word, the liturgy and works of charity which, in their turn, are carried into daily life.  

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New Initiatives in the DIACONAL COMMUNITY

PROJECT CONNECT

Opportunities for our community to connect during this time of pandemic

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June

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Deacons, Candidates and spouses are invited!

CONVOCATION 2022


Saturday, June 11, 2022

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Holy Trinity Parish, Stafford Road, Fall River, Ma

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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June 

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INSTALLATION TO THE ORDER OF ACOLYTE


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Holy Trininty, Stafford Road, Fall River, MA

7:00 PM

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September 

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FAMILY GATHERING

Deacons, Candidates, Spouses, Families

Sunday, September 11, 2022 , 2 - 5 pm

St Patrick’s Parish - Wareham

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September/October

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DEACON RETREAT

Deacons and Candidates

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2022

LaSalette Retreat Center, Attleboro, MA

Registration Now Open 


REGISTER

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November

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ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION 2022

November 19, 2022

Holy Trinity Parish Center

Fall River, MA

PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2022

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MAY, 2022

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HELD ONCE EVERY TEN YEARS!

We’ve added the Dachau Concentration Camp to this pilgrimage, where the spark that re-ignited the Diaconate is said to have taken place.

The Passion Play and Germany Tour

Oberammergau - The Passion Play Website

MAY 13-21, 2022

GERMANY

PILGRMIAGE DETAILS CLICK HERE

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