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DEACON, Eccl. law. A minister or servant in the church whose office, in some churches, is to assist the priest in divine service, and the distribution of the sacrament.

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All information [gathered in the survey] is confidential and no personal identifying information will be shared with your diocese or director of the diaconate," Ferrari says.
Despite her advocacy Zagano doesn't think every bishop needs to ordain women as deacons tomorrow, noting that some dioceses still don't ordain men to the permanent diaconate.
The publication of Vagaggini's work appears to be designed to reinvigorate discussion on the possibility of ordaining women to the diaconate in the Roman Catholic Church.
My friendship with Bill goes back many years (I won't tell you just how many, but it started a little before the permanent diaconate was restored in the United States), to when we were in high school together.
The aim of the project is to provide vocational training for workers Silesian Diaconate and other collaborating organizations at all levels of management.
In the present: when was the diaconate rejuvenated, and why?
Russo was ordained to the Diaconate in 2010 in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, PA and is the associate director of Diaconal Formation and the ministerial coordinator of Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry for the Diocese.
The Friendly Haven Shelter for abused women and their children was established in 1996 as a project of the Ecumenical Social Diaconate Action (ESDA) for those who need a safe place to stay away from an abusive environment because they believe that everyone has the right to be safe.
These women were to be trained in nursing and other diaconal arts and receive a general Christian education, after which they would return to their hometowns to care for the sick and needy, theoretically in cooperation with one of the local daughter societies for the female diaconate.
she worked as a stenographer, bookkeeper, commercial high school teacher and mother before joining the diaconate in 1969.
Becker refers to the earlier work by Timothy Fehler on the Emden diaconate (Poor Relief and Protestantism), also active in aspects of church discipline, but argues that the consistory was increasingly the primary locus for disciplinary matters.