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.

Emmaus Ministries: A Pastoral Accompaniment to Men
Thursday, July 2, 2020


Spiritual Direction—What is it? Who is it for?—Part Two
Thursday, June 4, 2020


Spiritual Direction—What is it? Who is it for?
Thursday, May 7, 2020


Ministry to Parents; Ministry to Children and Youth; and Reflections in a time of the corona virus
Thursday, April 2, 2020


Renew My Church: Historically, the Largest Transformation of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Thursday, March 5, 2020


The Formation of Deacons and Why This Matters to All of the Church
Thursday, February 6, 2020


Helping With Foster Care – Adding Relationships and Mentoring
Wednesday, January 1, 2020