Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Welcome to ‘CDOP Deacons News ’

St. Stephen
First Deacon and
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 March 5th                           Diaconate Convocation
                                                Cathedral Mass 8:00 a.m. ; then to 
                                                      Spalding Pastoral Center

 April 13th - 15th                  National Association of Diaconate Directors Convention
                                            @ Houston, TX

 April  23rd                           Annual Men's March - Peoria Riverfront                                                                                                                                         @ Riverfront 9:00 a.m; Cathedral Mass 10:30 a.m.

 May 22nd                            Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate                                                                                                                                        @  10:30 a.m. Cathedral   (Deacons invited to vest #)

 May  28th                            Ordination to the Priesthood
                                                  @ 10:30 a.m., Cathedral   (Deacons invited to vest #)

August 2016                        Rite of Instillation of Acolytes (Class X) 

                                                  @ {yet to be determined.}

 October 6th - 8th                 Annual Diaconate Retreat
                                                  @ Nazareth House  SPEAKER: TBD

                    # vesting and seating details to follow.

 Deacon Robert (Shaun) Hermes, PO Box 707, Hudson, IL 61748,, is the newly appointed Coordinator of the Ordained.  Replacing the previous coordinator, Deacon Nick (Norma) Simon, effective March 14, 2015.