Becoming a Deacon

The Diaconate Formation Office of the Diocese of Brooklyn has a four-fold mission:

  1. The promotion, recruiting and formation of future deacons, to administer the five-year formation program for men who are called to serve as ordained deacons in the Church.
  2. The spiritual and pastoral formation of the ordained, overseeing the continuing formational and ministerial needs of the deacons of the diocese, according to the norms of the Directory for the Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons (1998) and related documents.
  3. The academic recognition and accreditation of the formation program.
  4. To provide support to the deacons, their wives and the widows of deceased deacons by offering opportunities for social gatherings, prayer and fraternity. The office also served as a resource to deacons facing any type of personal or ministerial difficulties.

Follow the links below to learn more about the diaconate and the process for becoming a deacon:
About the Diaconate | Acerca del Diaconado
FAQ About the Diaconate | Preguntas Frecuentes sobre el Diaconado
About Formation | Acerca de la Formación
Admissions Process | Proceso de Admisiones
Criteria for Admissions in Formation | Criterio para Admissiones en Formación

Diaconate Office
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-281-9575  Fax: 718-399-5957

Deacon Jorge González
718-281-9575 / 718-965-7300 Ext. 5577

Nora Ugarte
Office Manager
718-281-9577  / 718-965-7300 Ext. 5413