Calendar of Events


The Deacon Council is sponsoring a CE session with the theme ”Becoming a Caring Presence” on April 23, 2016. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. General information is listed below. Specific details requesting registration, presenters’ Bios, and session content will follow in late March/early April.

Topic: Becoming a Caring Presence

Presenters:  Cathy Weaver, VP Mission & Ministry, St.FrancisHospital                                                                                                                                               Linda Branco, Director, Pastoral Care, St.FrancisHospital

When: April 23, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Where:  Holy CrossEducation Center – Dover, De                                                                                                                                                               Time: 8:30AM – 2:00PM

# CE hours: 5

Lunch Provided 

Information for New Class of Permanent Deacons

The Diocese of Wilmington welcomes applicants for a new class of Permanent Deacons that will begin formation in June 2016.  The five-year preparation program consists of human, spiritual, academic, and pastoral formation.  Spiritual formation programs are held one Saturday a month during the initial year of discernment.  Academic formation, beginning with the second year, takes place one weekend a month from September to June.  Applicants must be 60 or younger when the program begins.   Minimum ordination age is 35.  Applicants must demonstrate a zeal for service to God’s people; experience in some volunteer parish or diocesan ministry is preferred.

For further information and registration, please contact the Office for Deacons at 302-573-2390.


Current Deacon Candidate Schedule

Installation to Acolyte:  Saturday, August 20, 2016
Church of the Holy Child: 5:00 p.m. Mass

Diaconate Ordination:  Saturday, August 19, 2017
Church of the Holy Child (time TBD)