Davenport Diaconate Class
On this page, you will find information specific
for those admitted into Class VI of the Deacon Formation Program--including
calendars and information about the stages of formation.
Congratulations! Our formal weekend formation sessions are now completed!
Our next gathering will be the canonical retreat.
Class VI Candidates
The following men are Candidates in the Deacon Formation Program:
The Aspirancy Handbook is available here in PDF format.
The classes meet monthly from August through May; a retreat is scheduled in June. The monthly classes meet from Saturday morning through mid-afternoon on Sunday. The weekends are planned for the second Saturday of the month.
These sessions will take place at the Chancery (St. Vincent Center). Doors open at 8:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday and the day's program begins promptly at 8:15 am.
The following dates are tentative and subject to change:
2009-10: Year 1
The Candidacy Year I Handbook is available here in PDF format.
2010-11: Year 2
The Candidacy Year II Handbook is available here in PDF format.
2011-12: Year 3
The Candidacy Year III Handbook is available here in PDF format.
2012-13: Year 4
The canonical retreat takes place in June, scheduled for the 7th-12th. Click here for Liturgical Ministry Schedule for the retreat.
Ordination is scheduled for July 13.
Click here for syllabi and other class resources:
Pastoral Resources (including Liturgy of the Hours)
Academic Resources (including links to information on proper citation of sources)
St. Ambrose University
Sacramental Theology II (MPTh 529)
Syllabus, Part 1 (August: Marriage and Holy Orders)
Syllabus, Part 2 (September: Reconciliation & Anointing of the Sick)
Moral Theology II (MPTh 533)
Veritatis splendor (John Paul II)
Evangelium vitae (John Paul II)
Economic Justice for All (USCCB)
Liturgy Practicum II (MPTh 563b)
Canon Law (MPTh 560)
Systematic Theology III (MPTh 547)
American Church History (MPTh 544)
The following forms from the Candidacy Year IV Handbook are available:
Information on Background Checks can be found here.
2013-16: Post-Ordination Formation
According to the Directory, "[t]he goal for
this path in formation is to responsibly address the various aspects of
a deacon's ministry, the development of his personality and, above all,
his commitment to spiritual growth" (#239). This phase of formation is
divided into two parts: the initial three years after ordination and
Chancery Address: 780 West Central Park Ave., Davenport, Iowa 52804-1901
Phone: 563-324-1911 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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