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First Ordination Group - 1974

Permanent Deacons serve in 75 Parishes

Other ministries - Prisons, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Apostleship of the Sea, Hospice Care, Marriage Tribunal, Ozanam Inn, St. Vincent de Paul, Archdiocesan Masters of Ceremonies, Scouting, High School Chaplains

Chaplains - FBI, Sheriff & Police Departments, Pastoral Associates

 Following Staff Archdiocesan Positions: 

                                                                   Executive Director for Pastoral Services

                                                                  Vice Chancellor

                                                                   Family Life Apostolate

                                                                   Director - Prison Apostolate

                                                                   Director - St. Vincent de Paul Society

                                                                   Director of Stewardship

                                                                   Director of the Abbey Christian Life Center

                                                                   Director - Permanent Diaconate

Formation - 5 years from first discernment meeting to ordination formation classes meet on 2 Saturdays per month.

New Formation Group  -   Fall 2014

The following are numbers and ages of Permanent Deacons in the Fall of 2014:

Age                             Deacons          2010 Formation Group           2012 Formation Group

45-49                                 1                            2                                              3

50-54                                 5                            1                                              4

55-59                                12                           2                                              7

60-64                                23                           2                                              4

65-69                                36                           3                                              1

70-74                                39                           

75-79                                23                                                                                      

80+                                   14

                                   ___________          ________                                 _______

                                        153                         10                                             19

 

27 Permanent Deacons permanently displaced by Hurricane Katrina

Diaconate Pamphlet

 

 In February 2010 the Permanent Diaconate Formation Program will begin using our new formation center at Infant Jesus of Prague Mission 700 Maple Street, Harvey LA 70058-4008.

 Directions to Infant Jesus of Prague Mission