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The Archdiocese of Boston Permanent Diaconate Office Web Site contains information for permanent deacons, people interested in the permanent diaconate, and our extended community.

Diaconate Convocation 2019

Please see attached the Informational Flyer and Registration Form for the 2019 Diaconate Community Convocation, which will be held at Saint Elizabeth Parish in Milton on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Reminder:  The parish or agency to which the Deacon is assigned is responsible for the cost of  the Deacon's Ongoing Formation up to $750.00 per year.

Be sure to register early.

See pictures from the 2018 Convocation here.

Newly appointed Diaconal Community Board

The members of the Diaconal Community Board have been posted to the Deacons Only section.

Updated procedure for obtaining a Letter of Good Standing

From time to time, Deacons of the Archdiocese of Boston may be requested to assist and/or preach at weddings, baptisms, funerals and other liturgical events outside the Archdiocese of Boston.  In those cases it is required by the bishop of the diocese in which the deacon hopes to minister that a "Letter of Good Standing"  be provided to him or his delegate certifying that the deacon is indeed in good standing within his own (Arch)diocese.

In certain instances, dioceses may also require a "Statement of Suitability for Ministry" which is a certification that the deacon is of good character and reputation and qualified to perform his Diaconal duties in an effective and suitable manner.

A new procedural system for obtaining these credentials is now in place.  You may start a request for a Letter of Good Standing at:   bostonprovinceministry.org


Comments and suggestions are always welcome;
contact Deacon Charlie Cornell

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