Discernment Sessions

The Office of Deacon Formation is beginning a period of inquiry and discernment for those interested in the Permanent Diaconate.  In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, formation for the permanent diaconate is a five year process beginning with the year of inquiry and discernment. This first year entails a series of monthly meetings, beginning in September and concluding in March, which are held in various areas of the archdiocese. These sessions are open to all those who wish to enter into discernment. Serious applicants are expected to attend all of the meetings. If they are married we ask that their wives also attend. Formal application packets will be distributed in January of the discernment year to those who have actively participated in the discernment process.  The applications will then be reviewed by a selection committee, and those who are selected to enter formation will begin the formal four year process.

Schedule of Inquiry/Discernment Sessions

None currently scheduled.

Please note:

  • Serious Inquirers should plan to attend all sessions.
  • If the inquirer is married, his wife should also attend all sessions.
  • No preregistration is required for these sessions.
  • All sessions will begin at 2:30 pm and end by 4:30 pm
  • Please contact the Office of Deacon Formation for additional information.
  • Do not contact the host parishes for additional information.

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