The Diaconate is Thriving

Thanks to a quick run over to Deacon Greg Kandra (see link under blogroll), I went over to The Tidings to read a wonderful story of a large diaconate class due for ordination in the archdiocese of Los Angeles.

A total of 62 men will be ordained to the diaconate for Los Angeles in two waves this year. Next month, fourteen men will be ordained and then in July, another forty-eight.

The diaconate is alive and thriving. If only in some way the full potential of the diaconate could be tapped and utilized in the local churches. Despite the vocations, much more needs to be done in terms of catechesis — what the diaconate is and what is the mission and theology of the deacon.

Thank God for the gift of the diaconate, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit during the Second Vatican Council which brought it out of the moth balls and back into the daily life of the Church.

Ad multos annos! to the diaconate class from LA.

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