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the permanent diaconate formation program

 

The Archdiocese of Winnipeg offers a Permanent Diaconate Formation Program. The diaconate is a distinct order within the Church and is open to both single and married men as a permanent ministry. “The permanent diaconate manifests, through its threefold ministry of Word, Liturgy and Charity a preferential love for the poor, and so serves as both exemplar and animator for the Church’s own baptismal mission of compassion and loving service (diakonia) in the world.” Aspiring applicants are asked to contact one of the Co-Directors of Permanent Diaconate Formation, Deacon Michael Thibert or Deacon Gilles Lorteau, diaconal.formation@archwinnipeg.ca.  

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"The deacon's ministry is meant to be a 'driving force' for the Church's ministry of service. By ordination the deacon is configured to Christ in his servant role and is meant to be a living sign of the servant hood of his Church." - Pope John Paul II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Rite of Candidacy
Archdiocese of Winnipeg

 

 

Co-Directors

Deacon Gilles Lorteau
Archdiocese of Winnipeg

Deacon Michael Thibert
Archdiocese of Winnipeg

committee

Rev. Mark Tarrant
Archdiocese of Winnipeg

Deacon James Frater
Archdiocese of St. Boniface

Deacon Doug Cross
Archdiocese of St. Boniface