Pastoral Formation

Although the entire diaconate program has a pastoral focus, there is also a specific dimension of supervised ministry whose purpose is to identify and improve the candidate's talents for pastoral care and to develop skills required for diaconal ministry. Special practice will also be offered in the areas of Liturgy and homeletics

Theological Formation

The purpose of theological formation is to provide the deacon candidate with the knowledge and appreciation of the faith that he needs to carry out his ministry of Word, sacrament, and service. In practice this will involve courses and workshops in key areas of Catholic Theology:
The Holy Spirit
The Church
The Liturgy
Pastoral Ministry