The call to the Diaconate, like all Christian vocations, is from God. It is a call that may be beckoning you. To find out more about responding to this possible call, please contact your pastor or the Institute for Diaconal Studies. IDS is available to assist you with your questions and concerns about the requirements and procedures. Review each of the side-bar buttons to learn about the path to becoming a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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November 23 2015
Institution of Acolyte
Most Rev. George J. Rasses presided at the institution of six deacon candidates into the Ministry of Acolyte.
October 12 2015
Rite of Candidacy 2015
IDS formally enrolls 15 men as deacon candidates
March 07 2015
Collaboration Day: LEMs and Ordination Candidates
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, third year candidates and their wives attended a Collaboration Day with lay ecclesial ministry candidates and seminarians.
October 18 2014
Women of Witness Reflect on "My Sisters, the Saints"
The wives of deacon candidates gathered for a day of spiritual reflection based on the book, My Sisters the Saints.