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Center to Provide Monthly Pastoral Formation  

diaconal crestBeginning in December 2011, the Center for Diaconal Formation will supplement its academic program with workshops, retreats, and lectures to address the monthly Saturday pastoral formation for deacon candidates and their wives in the Diocese of Paterson. The Center will draw upon the unique capabilities and programs of the Institute for Christian Spirituality and Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology instructors to address the pastoral formation norms in the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States.

The intention of these supplemental Saturday events is to develop a "tool kit" of practical and useful ideas, resources and suggestions for deacon candidates to utilize in their parish ministry before and after ordination. Each of the programs will be held at St. Paul Inside the Walls Evangelization Center located in Madison, New Jersey. The upcoming schedule of events includes a variety of topics and speakers:

  • Behold, I am the Handmaid of the Lord: Pondering Mary's Way of Loving Service, Dianne M. Traflet, J.D., S.T.D., Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, December 17, 2011;
  • Co-Workers in the Vineyard, Zeni V. Fox, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Theology, January 14, 2012;
  • How to Grow in the Spiritual Life, Diane M. Carr, M.A., Adjunct Instructor of Pastoral Theology, March 10, 2012;
  • The New Evangelization/Catholic Evangelization, Julie V. Burkey, D. Min., Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology, April 14, 2012;
  • Models of Prayer, Rev. Vincent Fortunato, O.F.M., Cap., Adjunct Instructor of Pastoral Theology, May 12, 2012.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Andrew Saunders
  • (973) 313-6335
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