Deacon dating profiles
The Catholic Church re-established the role of deacon in 1968 in response to the Second Vatican Council.
The Omaha archdiocese implemented its permanent diaconate program in 1971.
A quick scan of the Royal Household’s “Current Vacancies” page — yes, there is such a thing — shows opportunities for curators, business managers, and cleaners, but no right-hand woman to the Duchess of Cambridge.
“They are the eyes and ears of the bishop within the ordinary commitments of everyday Catholics.” Every two years, a new diaconate class begins a formation program and is ordained four years later.
Formation classes are held once a month from September through May at the Immaculata Monastery and Spirituality Center run by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters in Norfolk.
About the call to diaconate: “Ann introduced me to the Catholic Church when we began dating and, after a somewhat long and winding beginning to my faith journey, I attended RCIA and was baptized into the church in 2010.
It was on that very night, after the Easter Vigil Mass, that I had the first of three experiences of people approaching me and suggesting I consider the permanent diaconate in the future.