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Permanent Deacon Ordination 2021

Formation Process

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

Aspirant Phase

  • A minimum of one year of discernment of the call to the Diaconate.

  • One to two weekends of formation per month (Saturday and Sunday): human, intellectual, spiritual, pastoral and diaconal skills formation.

  • A directed practicum.

  • Two weekends retreats.

Candidate Phase

  • A minimum of a three year period of formation.

  • One to two weekends of formation per month.

  • Three directed practica.

  • Weekend retreats in each of the 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