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Deacon Formation Calendar

  Basic Calendar of Events
   
Class of 2021
Application/Aspirancy

2017

Aspirancy/Candidacy1

2018

Candidacy1/Candidacy2

2019

Candidacy2/Candidacy 3

2020

Candidacy3/Ordination
January

Introduction to the Catechism

 

      Psychological Assessment

         Institutional Assignment

 

Scripture

              Parish Assignment

 

Liturgical Theology

Pastoral Theology

 

         Ordination Planning

February
Information Sessions

 

Personal Discerment

Ministries of the Deacon

 

Marriage and the Diaconate

 

Scripture

Sacramental Theology

 

       Funeral Practicum

Mariology

 

         Marriage/Baptism Practicums

March
Catholic Charities

 

Maryland Catholic Conference

 

Interviews with Deacon/Lay Ministers

Scripture

 

        Installed as Reader

 

Sacramental Theology

Theology of the Saints

 

          Placement Committee

April
Application Process

Applications due May 1, 2017

Introduction to Philosophy

 

Theological Reflection

 

Spiritual Theology

Pastoral Theology

 

Introduction to Homiletics

Canon Law

 

         Canonical 5-day Retreat

May

 

 

 

Interviews

Day Retreat: (with Wives)

 

   Discernment and Ordination Promises


Church History
Integrative Seminar

 

         Ordination

June

Interviews


Annual Evaluation


Annual Evaluation
Diaconal Ministry
July-August Aspirancy Decisions
Candidacy Decisions
Continue Institutional Assignment

 

                 Mid-Year Evaluation

  Continue Parish Assignment

 

  Mid-Year Evaluation


September Aspirancy Sessions (with Wives)

 

  Saturdays 8:45 am to 3 pm
  6 Sessions per semester
Orientation

 

Scripture

Pauline Theology

 

Theology of John

           Retreat (with Wives)

 

Moral Theology

Saturday Schedule

 

8:45 am  Morning Prayer
9:15 am  Formation Time
10am-12 noon  Academic Class
12 Noon    Lunch
1 pm to 3 pm   Academic Class
October Human Formation

 

Spiritual formation

       Candidacy and Retreat

              (with Wives)

 

Revelation

      Retreat (with Wives)

 

Christology

Moral Theology

 

Preaching/Homiletics


November Intellectual Formation

 

Pastoral Formation

Fundamental Theology
      Installed as Acolyte and

                        Retreat

 

Ecclesiology

Church History

 

      Liturgical Practicum


December Child and Youth Protection
Theological Reflection
      Institutional Evaluation
      Parish Evaluation