Permanent Diaconate FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Permanent Diaconate

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Who is a deacon?

A Catholic deacon is an ordained minister who shares in the apostolic work of the Archbishop. The title... Read More

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Permanent Diaconate

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Permanent Diaconate  

Permanent Diaconate Accepting New Applications

Archbishop Miller has announced that a third group of men will begin formation for the Permanent Diaconate in September.  Classes will run from September to June, on one Friday evening and one Saturday each month.  Efforts will be made to accommodate... Read More

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Testimonies: Fr. Joseph Phuong Nguyen

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Fr. Joseph Phuong Nguyen

A stormy journey to the Altar

by Fr. Joseph Phuong Nguyen, Vocations Director Fr. Joseph Nguyen was born in Vietnam. From a young age, Fr. Joseph knew a deep love for God and he consequently entered minor seminary at the young age of 11. After completing his high school education, Nguyen pursued studies in philosophy and theology in preparation for the priesthood. His vocation was not to be... Read More

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Testimonies: Fr. Ron W. Thompson

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Fr. Ronald W. Thompson

The Lord is good!


by Fr. Ronald W. Thompson, Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam

I grew up in a Vancouver city parish that was described by a former priest there as "Every parish has good people; this parish has so many good people. "Every parish has good people; this parish has so many good people." In fact, not only our spiritual lives but also our social... Read More

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