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Deacon Discernment Day – October 10, 2020 (IDF)


October 10, 2020
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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The Saint Paul Seminary
2260 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
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If you are considering a vocation as a Permanent Deacon, your first step is to attend a Deacon Discernment Day. Discerners and their wives (if applicable) will learn about the Vocation of the Permanent Deacon, the Institute for Diaconate Formation, and get answers to the following questions:

  • What is a deacon?
  • Who can become a deacon?
  • How are Holy Orders integrated with marriage and family?
  • How does one discern and respond to the Lord’s call to Holy Orders?
  • What prerequisites are needed?
  • What is the application, discernment and formation process?

Mass, prayer, reflections, lunch, and time for questions and answers are included.

A Deacon Discernment Day will also be offered on November 14, 2020.

  • You only need to attend one Discernment Day.
  • There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 20 people can attend each session.

This day is intended for single or married men, and their wives if applicable, between the ages of 25 and 59. He must be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien with a green card and a permanent resident in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

To Register for the October 10 Deacon Discernment Day:

The October 10, 2020, event is full. Please contact Shellee Leif to be added to a waiting list: .


Shellee Leif, Administrative Assistant

(651) 962-6891

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.

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