Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

Permanent Diaconate

What Do Permanent Deacons Do?

The bishop ordains deacons to be consecrated witnesses to service.  The deacon serves in the Ministry of the Word, the Ministry of Liturgy, and the Ministry of Charity.

What Should I do if I think God is Calling me to be a Deacon?

The formation program for diaconate begins with the Formation For Ministry program, a two-year program leading to being commissioned as a lay minister for work in the parish. If a man feels called to become a deacon, there are an additional four years of study and spiritual formation leading to ordination. 

Do you have a sense that God may be calling you to this special ministry? Start by visiting with your pastor. He can lead you through the discernment process. For more information, you can contact the Director of Deacon Formation:  Monsignor Robert Aucoin at 315-393-2920.  

Complete the Inquiry Form (Link) below. Once you have submitted the form, Msgr. Robert Aucoin will contact you

Permanent Deacon Ordination 2021