Welcome to the Permanent Diaconate website for the Diocese of Phoenix!
If you are visiting this page you are probably either in the Formation Program for the Diocese of Phoenix or are interested in the Permanent Diaconate. If you are already an Applicant, Aspirant or Candidate, keep digging, you should find what you need. We have posted the current formation schedules, some resources on prayer and discernment, and some of the basic forms you’ll need. Here are some popular links:
Discerning the Diaconate
In formation to become a Deacon:
Remember that discernment starts on your knees. If it seems as though God could be calling you to serve Him as a Permanent Deacon, please let us know by submitting the Inquiry Information Form. I will contact you and we can begin to dialogue about your particular circumstances and situation.
We are all called to deep friendship with Christ and to holiness. It could be that Holy Orders and the Permanent Diaconate is one of the paths to holiness that God has for you. I want to assure you, saying YES to the Lord is the start of a great adventure. As St. Pope John Paul told us, “Do not be afraid! Open the doors to Christ!”
Deacon Doug Bogart
Associate Director of Education and Formation