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The Office of the Diaconate is seeking nominations of deacons and their wives who are doing outstanding ministerial service in their parishes or the community at large.

Award categories include: the St. Philip the Deacon Award for exemplary witness in the field of evangelization; the St. Lawrence the Deacon Award for ministry to the “treasures of the Church” – the poor, the needy and the marginalized, including the unborn; the St. Priscilla Award for a deacon’s wife’s service to the Church and the Diaconate; and the Shared Ministry Award for ministry as a couple, where the deacon and wife work collaboratively.

Recognition of this outstanding service to the Church and her people will be given at Convocation 2020 on May 1 – 3, 2020 at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook.

Nominations must be submitted by February 28 to the Office of the Diaconate, 816 Marengo Ave., Forest Park, IL 60130. Nominations also can be faxed to (708) 366-8968.

Nomination Form (PDF)