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OCTOBER

St. Francis Dinner at Elmcrest Banquets
Oct. 6, 2019

St Lawrence 2019 -- Photo Gallery

Deacons Tony Cocco, left, and William Stearns, both members of the class of 1994, assisted Father Michael Ahlstrom, vicar emeritus,...

Sunrise Mass 2019 -- Web Content

A bright, new day dawned along the Chicago lakefront on August 3 with a gathering of more than 100 people praying for peace and an end to violence. Organized by the black deacons of the...

Sunrise Mass 2019 -- Photo Gallery

Deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago line up for the procession before the Sunrise Mass for peace on August 3 at Oakwood Beach. (Photo...

2019 Diaconate Convocation -- Sectional

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS More than 270 deacons and wives gathered at the 2019 Diaconate Convocation on June 1. Bishop Mark Bartosic, episcopal vicar for...

Past Events - Photo Gallery

Deacon Paul Spalla, class of 1978, delivers the homily at the St. Lawrence Mass at St. John Church in Glenwood. (Photos courtesy of...

Diaconate Convocation 2019 -- Gallery

Bishop Mark Bartosic addresses the deacons and wives of the Archdiocese of Chicago during the 2019 Diaconate Convocation. (Photo by...

Death Announcements -- Web Content

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS Please check back periodically for updates.

Events - Sectional Content

OCTOBER St. Francis Dinner at Elmcrest Banquets Oct. 6, 2019

Hopes on the Way -- Sectional Web Content

Buckets of Hope for Hurricane Victims Hope’s on the Way will aid victims of hurricane disaster by putting together Buckets of Hope filled with cleaning items....

Kolbe House -- Web Content

The Archdiocese of Chicago’s prison ministry is strongly supported by the Office of the Diaconate. Indeed, many of Chicago’s deacons and wives—over a dozen—work with prisoners. Kolbe House is...

Diaconate Council -- Sectional Web Content

Executive Committee of the Diaconate Council Deacon Dennis Robak, Chairman Deacon Chick O’Leary, Vice-Chairman Deacon Michael Fekete,...

Forms and Resources - Web Content

Handbook for the Diaconate ( PDF ) Grants, Stipends and Reimbursement Mutual Aid ( PDF ) St. Francis Educational Grant Application ( PDF ) Stipends ( PDF ) Ministry Development...

Prayer for Sick - Web Content

Among the sick, we commend to your prayers:  Linda Hoyne Beverly Nylen Deacon Mel Stasinski Terry Coffey Deacon Felix Patino Deacon Carlos Nazario Deacon...

Retreat Schedule of the Year - Sectional Content

2019:  September 27 – 29: Spanish deacon couples Director: Rev. Rene Mena October 11 – 13: Deacon couples Director: Msgr. John Canary ...

Contact Us -- Sectional Content

Office of the Diaconate  Archdiocese of Chicago 816 Marengo Avenue Forest Park, IL 60130 708.366.8900 ...

Deacon Ordination -- Web Content

A new class of permanent and transitional deacons was ordained on Saturday, May 11, at Holy Name Cathedral. A Catholic deacon is one who is ordained to diakonia, that is, a service to...

Deacons -- Retreat Information -- Web Content

Retreats at Joseph and Mary Retreat House (formerly Stritch Retreat House) are designed to help deacons and their loved ones grow spiritually and cultivate a stronger relationship with God. To...

Older Death List -- Accordion

2016 Deacon James R. Sanford , class of 1986, died...

Diaconal Service Opportunities -- Web Content

The Office of the Diaconate provides a variety of resources to help deacons and their families grow spiritually. Please click on one of the pages to the left or click below to learn more about...

Black Deacons Group -- Web Content

The Chicago Black Catholic Deacons and their wives are a resource for peace and justice, making Christ visible in the Archdiocese of Chicago with a focus on the Black communities in Chicago. ...

Faith and Fellowship -- Web Content

Faith and Fellowship is a project to assist those with mental disabilities to participate in a Catholic community of faith by offering both socializing and prayer opportunities. For more...

Emmaus Ministries -- Web Content

Founded in 1990 by Deacon John Green, Emmaus Ministries is an ecumenical outreach of Roman Catholics and Evangelical Christians to men caught in prostitution. Emmaus staff and volunteers reach...

Hopes on the Way -- Web Content

The efforts of  Hope’s on the Way  (HOTW) have many dimensions, from being second responders who have assisted in the rebuilding process in Louisiana and Alabama, to serving the local...

Zacchaeus House -- Web Content

Zacchaeus House is a not-for-profit, non-treatment home for men, providing a safe, supportive, and spiritual home to those in transition. It features Church leaders and community to those...

Women at the Well -- Web Content

Women at the Well Prison Ministry (W@WPM) is an ecumenical team of women called to minister to incarcerated women at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, Illinois. Its mission is to reflect the...

Hispanic Assoc of Deacons -- Web Content

The first group of Hispanic deacons was ordained in 1972. After the class of 1975 was ordained, Hispanic deacons came together to dialogue on issues that concerned the newly ordained. After...