Buckets of Hope

This summer, hurricanes devastated large sections of S.E. Texas and S. Florida. After the initial shock, where money pours in to help first responders serve the victims of these massive floods, our day-to-day life returns to normal, but for those returning to their shattered homes, life will never be the same. With the support of Bishop Olmsted, the Office of the Diaconate has developed “Buckets of Hope” to provide 5-gal. buckets filled with cleaning supplies to the victims of Harvey and Irma. We are asking every parish to help us get these essential supplies to those who desperately need them.

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Welcome to the Permanent Diaconate of 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:

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!»

Pax Christi,
Deacon Doug Bogart
Associate Director of Education and Formation


Blessings to all the Deacons, Wives and Candidates who joined us for the 2017 Region XIII Deacon Conference here in Phoenix August 18-20. It was a joy to host you as our special guests. To download or just listen to the presentations again, please visit our Conference website. The audio files are mp3 files and will play on any device.

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2017 Phoenix Deacon Congress

Click here for audio from the 2017 Deacon Congress that was held on May 6, 2017. The main topic was the New Order of Celebrating Matrimony presented by Fr. Kieran Kleczewski and Fr. John Muir from the Office of Worship. Other presenters include Nicole Delaney on Amoris Laetitia and Dcn. Bob Evans on Policy Updates. Bishop Olmsted’s homily from Mass is also included.

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