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Permanent Diaconate
Ordination  2023

Formation Process

The formation program will take at least five years to complete.

Aspirant Phase

  • A minimum of two years of discernment of the call to the Diaconate.

  • One weekend of formation per month (Saturday and Sunday, 9:00AM-4:00PM)

  • A directed practicum.

  • One weekend retreat at the beginning of the program.

  • One weekend retreat at the end of each year.

Candidate Phase

  • A minimum of a three year period of formation.

  • Two weekends of formation per month.

  • Three directed practicum.

  • One weekend retreat at end of first two years.

  • One five-day pre-ordination canonical retreat.

For more information, please contact:

Office for Deacons

Diocese of San Bernardino

1201 E. Highland Ave.

San Bernardino, CA 92404

Phone: (909) 475-5160

E-Mail Address:

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