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Mon - Thurs: 8:00 - 5:15

Hours

(217) 698-8500

Phone

1615 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702

Office for the Diaconate

Welcome to the Office of the Diaconate

The Office for the Diaconate

+   provides formation for men, single and married, interested in serving as permanent deacons in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

+   raises consciousness among the faithful about the mission and ministry of the deacons as icons of Jesus the Servant in the Church; and

+   assists in the placement of permanent deacons in parishes and institutions.

Upcoming Events

Called to serve? Come and see.

All men discerning a vocation to the diaconate are invited to a weekend experience at the Villa Maria Catholic Retreat and Conference Center, Friday, Sept. 13, (4 p.m.) to Saturday, Sept. 14 (2 p.m.) at no cost. During the weekend, you will meet the men and wives currently in formation, proctor classroom lecture, and join in meals and social time. In addition to attending Mass with the deacon candidates and wives, you will participate in the Liturgy of the Hours Morning and Evening Prayer. Wives of men discerning a vocation are invited and strongly encouraged to attend. To register, contact Teresa Gwardys at at the Office for the Diaconate. 

Information Session 

All men discerning a vocation to the diaconate are invited to a no cost informational session on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception atrium. Requirements, formation experience, and application information will be presented. Wives of men discerning a vocation are invited and strongly encouraged to attend. To register for this event please contact Teresa Gwardys at at the Office for the Diaconate. 

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