The call to the diaconate, like all Christian vocations, comes from God. It is a call that may be beckoning you. To find out more about responding to this possible call, please contact your pastor or the Institute for Diaconal Studies. IDS is available to assist you with your questions and concerns about the requirements and procedures. Review each of the side-bar buttons to learn about the path to becoming a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Visit the resources pages to discover current and helpful information about diaconal formation.
April 30 2016
Candidates Meet with Archbishop Cupich
Cohort 2016 Ordination Candidates and their wives met with Archbishop Cupich on April 30th.
April 18 2016
Institution of Reader
Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry presided at the institution of fifteen deacon candidates into the Ministry of Reader.
November 23 2015
Institution of Acolyte
Most Rev. George J. Rasses presided at the institution of six deacon candidates into the Ministry of Acolyte.
October 12 2015
Rite of Candidacy 2015
IDS formally enrolls 15 men as deacon candidates