Formation Information

The Aspirancy Program 

 

The Basic Norms of the Formation of Permanent Deacons (USCCB) describes the propaedeutic (preparation) period as a time during which the ‘aspirants will be introduced to a deeper knowledge of theology, of spirituality and of the ministry of deacon and they will be led to a more attentive discernment of their call.”  
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The following sessions, constituting the Aspirancy Program of the Permanent Diaconate Program of the Fall River Diocese, have been designed to address these norms.

 

Please note:

  •  Aspirancy sessions take place at Holy Family of the Sacred Heart Parish in New Bedford.
  •  Aspirants and their wives (if married) are expected to attend all Aspirancy sessions; if illness or family/work obligations do not permit attendance at a session, the aspirant is asked to inform the Permanent Diaconate Office. (Tel. 508-995-3700)
  •  All sessions begin at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm.
  • Each session begins with Evening Prayer or a Communion Service at 6:30 pm.
  • Presentations and discussions will take place in the parish center of Holy Family of the Sacred Heart Parish New Bedford, MA.

 

ASPIRANCY SESSIONS FOR THE 10TH DIACONATE CLASS

 

13 Sessions in April/May 2019 (Generally twice a week)


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