Institute for Diaconal Studies


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.

Join IDS directors for an informational evening.  See the Exploring the Diaconate 2016-2017 flyer for the complete schedule of sessions, held in all six Vicariates as well as the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary campus.  We invite men and wives to come and discover the nature of diaconal ministry and become familiar with the discernment process and application.

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