Father You call each one of us by name…

The foundation of the ministry of the Order of Deacon is a divine vocational call. A call to vocation is a grace from God. There are many ways in which this grace may present itself: through an invitation on the part of priests, deacons, and the faithful who suggest to you that you might consider entering the diaconate. Through a personal conviction that arises from your own personal prayer life or the pastoral activity you are already engaged in for the sake of building up the kingdom of God.

Men who seek to enter the Diaconate Formation Program in the hope of receiving the Order of Diaconate already feel themselves called by Christ to this particular ministry of service. The call to Diaconate is a call to a life dedicated to the service of God and the Church in fidelity, compassion and courage. The Deacon is especially called to make present, in the midst of the community, the image of Christ the servant.

Holy Mother of the Good Shepherd, turn your motherly care to our Diocese.  Intercede for us to the Lord of the Harvest to send more laborers to the harvest.  Inspire vocations in our time.  Let the word of your Son be made flesh anew in the lives of persons anxious to proclaim the Good News of everlasting life.  Draw them near to the heart of your Son so that they can understand the beauty and the joy that awaits them to be His witnesses.  Amen.    

Do you feel called to serve the Church of Camden in ordained ministry? Call 856-583-2858 for more information or email michael.carter@camdendiocese.org