Ministry and Spiritual Life Resources

The Office of the Diaconate provides a variety of resources to help deacons and their family grow spiritually. Please click on the tabs within this page for diaconal service opportunities and retreat information.

Diakonia: A Call to Service

1st Thursday Monthly, 8:30 – 9 a.m.

Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic explore the importance of deacons in the Catholic Church today.  They discuss the varied services deacons perform for their Church communities and for people in need no matter what their faith background.

For previous episodes, visit the Radio/TV site.

Educating Youth
Thursday, November 3, 2022


A Family Affair
Thursday, October 6, 2022


Love, Devotion and Service
Thursday, September 1, 2022


Praying for Peace
Thursday, August 4, 2022


Passing the Torch—Something Every Christian Does
Thursday, July 7, 2022


Every Christian is Called to Diaconate Service
Thursday, June 2, 2022


Good News from the Joliet Diocese!
Thursday, May 5, 2022


Jesus said, “Come away by yourselves.” Retreats—Good for every Christian
Thursday, April 7, 2022


Spiritual Healing
Thursday, March 3, 2022


The Church and Mass Media: Opportunities and Cautions
Thursday, February 3, 2022


Talking About Life
Thursday, January 6, 2022