OFFICE OF THE PERMANENT DIACONATE

The Diocese of Fall River

Annual Deacon Report - Due January 31, 2024

PRAYER REQUEST FOR DEACONS AND FAMILY

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Wive’s Day at Fr Peyton Center

For wives and widows of deacons and wives of aspirants. 

March 23, 2024

Fr Peyton Center

South Easton, MA

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LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION 2024

March 9, 2024 

St Mary’s Dartmouth Parish Hall

Dartmouth, MA

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Ordination of the 10th Diaconate Class - 2023

The Diocese of Fall River welcomes new Deacons as Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., ordains 15 men to the Permanent Diaconate and one man to the Transitional Diaconate on Saturday, May 20, in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. The diaconate is the first of three ranks in ordained ministry in the Catholic Church. Deacons preparing for the priesthood are transitional deacons. Those not planning to be ordained priests are called permanent deacons. Functionally, there is no difference between a permanent deacon and a transitional deacon. They share the same diaconal roles and responsibilities.

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THE PEAK 2024

For Deacons Active and Retired, Wives and Widows
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5 CEUs granted for deacon’s participation

January 6, 2023

St John Neumann Parish Hall

Dartmouth, MA

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DIACONATE ORDINATION


Saturday, May 20, 2023

Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption

11:00 AM

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Deacons, Aspiratns and spouses are invited!

CONVOCATION 2024


Saturday, June  24, 2022

9:15 am - 2:30 pm

St Mary’s Parish Center - Dartmouth, MA 


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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DEACON RETREAT

For Deacons

Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2023

LaSalette Retreat Center, Attleboro, MA

Registration Now Open

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LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION 2023

March 4 2023 

Holy Trinity Parish Center

Fall River, MA

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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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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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INSTALLATION TO THE ORDER OF ACOLYTE


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Holy Trininty, Stafford Road, Fall River, MA

7:00 PM

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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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DEACON RETREAT

Deacons and Candidates

Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2022

LaSalette Retreat Center, Attleboro, MA

Registration Now Open 


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PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 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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“Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men, filled with the Spirit and wisdom, whom we shall appoint to this task..."

Acts of the Apostles 6:3

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