Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Six new deacons ordained at Maynooth

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has publicly expressed his support for the role of permanent deacons in the Church saying they do not exercise some lesser form of diaconate because they are not going to be Priests.

In his homily for the ordination of six men to the diaconate on Sunday, the Archbishop told the congregation gathered in the College Chapel in Maynooth that the Church had yet to “rediscover more clearly the place of the diaconate.”

Speaking to CiNews after the ceremony, he said of the growing body of permanent deacons, “I think they will be a very strong feature of the Irish church in the future.”  

The six deacons, ranged in age from their mid 20s to their 60s,.

Article continued:  Catholic Ireland News

As deacons they may administer the sacrament of baptism, bless marriages and perform many functions in the name of the Church.

For more information on the Permanent Diaconate please go here: 
Catholic Communications Office - Permanent Diaconate

Video on the Diaconate:  Salt and Light TV - A Ministry of Service: Diaconate

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