Welcome to the website for the Diaconate Formation Program of the Archdiocese of New York.Much of the information you find here is intended for the men already in formation, however we are certain that the information will also be helpful for those of you who are seeking information about the permanently restored diaconate. If you do not find the answers to your questions here, please contact us.
"...we intend to establish a school for the Lord's service. In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome. The good of all concerned, however, may prompt us to a little strictness in order to amend faults and to safeguard love. Do not be daunted immediately by fear and run away from the road that leads to salvation. It is bound to be narrow at the outset. But as we progress in this way of life and faith, we shall run on the path of God's commandments, our hearts over flowing with the inexpressible delight of love. Never swerving from his instructions, then, but faithfully observing his teaching...until death, we shall through patience share in the sufferings of Christ that we may deserve also to share in his kingdom. Amen."
from the Prologue of the Holy Rule of St. Benedict
The Director and the Staff of the Formation Program
You are invited to submit your request for special intentions. Requests will be posted on this page. Members are asked to check in regularly to note the prayers requested. In order to protect the privacy of the recipients of your prayers, we will not mention individual names (unless requested to do so). Submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer requests for the following intentions:
For the new deacons, strengthen them and keep them faithful in their service to all of God's people.
For the repose of the soul of Barbara Catalano, mother of Aspirant John Catalano. 6/10/13
For the repose of the soul of Fahim Mobarek, father of Candidate Samir Mobarek. 5/27/13
For the repose of the soul of Frank Fannelli, father of Deacon Marc Fannelli. 5/22/13
Last Update: 6/5/2013
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