Current Events

Conversations About Vocation and the Diaconate

Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m.
St. Robert Bellarmine, Chicago, Vicariate IV
Ambassadors: Deacon Bill and Ginger Frere

Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m.
St. James at Sag Bridge, Lemont, Vicariate V
Saginaw Hall
Ambassadors: Deacon Douglas and Carrie Szarzynski

Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m.
Divine Providence, Westchester, Vicariate IV 
Ministry Center
Ambassadors: Deacon Jim and Carmen Sponder

Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
St. Monica, Chicago, Vicariate II
Meet at: 4631 North Laramie
Ambassadors: Deacon Pat and Julie Brenner
Contact: 773.809.2397

For more information contact Deacon Bob Puhala, or 847.837.4564 or visit us at Application Deadline for the 2020–2021 Aspirancy Path is June 1, 2020.


The Institute for Diaconal Studies will host a series of Exploring the Diaconate sessions for men seeking information on becoming a deacon. Husbands and wives are invited to come and learn about the discernment process and the formation program aspirants and candidates pursue.

All are welcome to attend any of the sessions. To RSVP, contact Sister Caroline Onuoha, DMMM, at (847) 837-4563 or Application deadline for the 2020–21 Aspirancy Path is June 1, 2020.

Vicariate IV
March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Office of the Diaconate
816 Marengo Avenue, Forest Park.

Vicariate V
April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Ss. Cyril & Methodius
608 Sobieski Street, Lemont
The meeting will be held in the Parish Life Center.

Vicariate VI
April 29, 7:30 p.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle
5472 South Kimbark Avenue, Chicago
The meeting will be held in the Parish Hall.

For more information, contact Deacon Bob Puhala, at, or call 847.837.4564. During the fall and spring, there will be Conversations about Vocation and the Diaconate held throughout the archdiocese.

Convocation 2020
May 1–3, 2020

All deacons and wives of the Archdiocese of Chicago are invited to Convocation 2020 on May 1-3 at the Marriott Chicago in Oak Brook.

Friday keynote presenter: Deacon Keith Strohm
Saturday keynote presenter: Matthew Leonard
Sunday keynote presenter: Sherry Weddell
Convocation concludes with Cardinal Cupich presiding at Mass

More details to come.