I would not want in any way to derogate their wonderful contribution to our diocesan family," he said adding that he was "quite delighted with how the permanent diaconate
is working in our diocese.
The permanent diaconate
shall consist of "deacons for life" ordained by a bishop to assist the bishop and presbyter in church's mission, proclaiming of the word, celebration of the sacraments and coordinating the community's diakonia.
Ever since the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) restored the permanent diaconate
in the church, the numbers of deacons in United States have been off and running.
The organization is also sponsoring a retreat for women called to the permanent diaconate
Ollick was ordained for the permanent diaconate
of the Atlanta archdiocese in 2007.
McManimon, who started the permanent diaconate
program in Trenton, asked him to consider the ministry, Donadieu asked McManimon what the difference was between an active layperson and a deacon.
The Permanent Diaconate
is an ordained ministry that's conferred by a bishop through the sacrament of Holy Orders.
Finally, concerning the permanent diaconate
, that this Synod recommends the establishment of a process that could eventually open to women access to this order, which, as tradition says, is directed non ad sacerdotium, sed ad ministerium ['not to priesthood, but to ministry']," he said.
me modern rebirth of the permanent diaconate
began in 1951 when several young social workers who hoped to become married permanent deacons to serve the needy formed a group in Freiburg, Germany.
The Second Vatican Council opened a path to the restoration of the permanent diaconate
in local churches that could be put into effect in a variety of ways, dependent on the needs and the discernment of the local bishops.
Priest and bishop were the only orders considered "permanent" until the restoration of the permanent diaconate
by the council.
The study cites many signs of vitality in parish Hispanic ministry --including youth, a strong permanent diaconate
system and thriving apostolic movements, which Ospino found "refreshing.