Continuing Formation Guidelines

As Deacons of the Diocese of Fall River, we recognize the need for continuing intellectual, personal, emotional and spiritual development.  We also understand that no formation program can possibly teach or anticipate the needs of the deacon that might arise in an ever-changing world.  However, we do know that growth is an integral part of our ministry, needed to develop a deeper understanding of self as well as the world around us.


Continuing formation requires daily prayer, spiritual direction and training courses to increase understanding of the Catholic faith and theology.  With this in mind, the Fall River Diocese has established guidelines for the ongoing formation of Permanent Deacons.

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