Institute for Diaconal Studies

Welcome!

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.

For more information, contact Deacon Bob Puhala, Director, bpuhala@usml.edu or (847) 837-4564.

Check out our Exploring the Diaconate 2017-2018 schedule.  Informational sessions are held in all six vicariates and at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.