The formation of a deacon is does not end at ordination. It is a life-long process by which a deacon continually expands his knowledge, skill, so that his spiritual journey will constantly progress and he will increasingly become the unique image of God that he was created to be. The dimensions which compose the diaconal formation program (spiritual, human, intellectual, and pastoral) also structure a deacon's ongoing formation.
The ordination class of 2017 and 2018 have two more newly-ordained workshops:
- May 30, 2020, 10am-3pm, on Natural Family Planning (via Lifesize teleconference)
- November 7, 2020, 10am-3pm, on Bereavement Ministry
The annual retreat for deacons and spouses will be August 28-30, 2020 at Zephyr Point on Lake Tahoe.
The next continuing education day for deacons and spouses will be October 3, 2020 at St. Anthony Parish in Sacramento.
The second convocation of deacons will be October 7-10, 2021, at Harveys Lake Tahoe. This will replace the 2021 retreat and two continuing education days.