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Permanent Deacon Ordination 2021

Application and Evaluation Process

  • The first step is to have the Pastor/Pastoral Coordinator/Parish Administrator complete and submit the "Inquirer Recommendation Form" and a letter of recommendation to the Director of the Office for Deacons.

  • Complete and submit an application package. It will take a minimum of six months for the Office for Deacons to screen, review, and evaluate the information provided.  The period of six months is termed "Inquirer Phase."

  • Applications submitted by February will be reviewed and evaluated for the possibility of acceptance into the program in the fall of same year.  Applications submitted after February will be reviewed and evaluated for the following year.

For more information, please contact:

Office for Deacons

Diocese of San Bernardino

1201 E. Highland Ave.

San Bernardino, CA 92404

Phone: (909) 475-5160