Diaconate Information Nights

 Diaconate Information Nights

Bishop Koenig Invites Men to
Deacon Formation Program Information Nights

Bishop Koenig invites the men of the Diocese to consider applying for the Deacon Formation Program, which will begin in June 2023, by attending an Information Night. The five-year program consists of human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation. Beginning in May 2024, academic instruction consists of three 12-week trimesters per year and offers two courses per trimester. Spiritual formation is held one Saturday per month during the initial ten months of discernment and then every six weeks during academic instruction. Applicants must be at least 30 years of age and no older than 62 years of age by March 2023. Applicants must demonstrate a zeal for service to God’s people. Volunteer experience in a parish or diocesan ministry is preferred.

Wives of interested married men are invited and strongly encouraged to attend. At the Information Nights, we will discuss the Permanent Deacon’s role, admission qualifications, and the formation process.

You must make a reservation to attend one of the Information Nights.
For further information, and to reserve a seat for the Information Night, please call Deacon Phil Belt at (302) 573-2390.

Information nights are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on these dates and at these locations:

  Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Church of the Holy Cross
St. Matthew/St. Mark Meeting Rooms
631 S. State Street
Dover, Delaware
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
St. Margaret of Scotland
2431 Frazer Road
Newark, Delaware
  CANCELED – Wednesday, April 19, 2023
St. Francis de Sales
Mercy House
535 Riverside Drive
Salisbury, Maryland
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Ss. Peter and Paul
Large Meeting Room
1214 South Washington Street
Easton, Maryland
  Thursday, April 20, 2023
St. John the Beloved
Bosco Room
907 Milltown Road
Wilmington, Delaware
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Classroom 17
4701 Weldin Road
Wilmington, Delaware