Ordination Update: 18 New Deacons for Brooklyn

The Deacon's Bench | 5/25/2019 | Staff
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The press release:

Reverend - Nicholas - DiMarzio - Bishop - Brooklyn

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will ordain 18 men to the Permanent Diaconate, and one Transitional Deacon, for service in the Diocese of Brooklyn this Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph’s located at 856 Pacific Street in Brooklyn.

Those to be ordained include:

Diaconate - Newspaper - Column

Meantime, my bishop wrote about the diaconate in his weekly newspaper column:

Our diocese has always emphasized the team approach between those married deacons and their wives to make sure that the ministry they undertake is something that will strengthen their families and not weaken them. Both must be in concert regarding the ministry of a deacon. Although we do not accept candidates, nor will we ordain candidates, until they reach the age of 35 and have fulfilled most of their family responsibilities for young children, we recognize that the team approach works best for all concerned.

Deacons - Diocese - Brooklyn - Service - Aspect

The deacons in the Diocese of Brooklyn are ordained primarily for the service aspect of the Diaconal Order. They are sent to serve God’s people. Each does this not only by participating in the Liturgy and administering the sacraments of baptism and marriage that are proper to them, but also engaging in other areas of service to God’s people. These areas of service include, but are not exclusive to, feeding of the poor, assisting those who are in prison, guiding and teaching new converts to the faith, as well as assisting in confirmation programs.

The ministry of a deacon usually follows their own gifts and talents, as each does what comes naturally to them. We generally insist that someone who is applying to the diaconate program has already been involved in some type of ministry in their parish, especially the ministry of service. These candidates already know...
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