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.


The Cursillo: What is it and why is it for me?
Thursday, October 03, 2019

Discovering the Catholic Native American Presence in Chicago

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Making Mature Missionary Disciples

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Long Goodbye
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Rest In His Arms
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Catholic Relief Services
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Ministering to Women in Prison
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Marriage, Chastity and Respect for Life Arise from God’s Love for Each of us.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

What can suffering teach us
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Bringing the Healing Hand of Jesus to Mental Illness
Thursday, January 03, 2019

Zacchaeus’ Conversion
Thursday, December 06, 2018

Paying It Forward in Guatemala.
Thursday, November 01, 2018 

Jail Ministry — Bringing the presence of Christ into broken situations.
Thursday, October 04, 2018

The Faith Dimensions of Caring for both the Dead and the Grieving
Thursday, September 06, 2018

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Diakonia: A Call to Service
Thursday, July 05, 2018