Permanent Diaconate—The Call to Discernment

I am deeply grateful to the clergy and lay people who have assisted in establishing the Permanent Diaconate Program for the Diocese of Victoria. Applications will be received during the summer and fall of 2013 and the program will begin in January 2014. We are planning a single class for the Permanent Diaconate, therefore the current timetable will be the only one available in our Diocese for the foreseeable future.

I invite men between the ages of 35-60 who are discerning a call to the Diaconate to enter a period of prayer, invoking the Holy Spirit to bring clarity of heart in this matter, and to begin a dialogue with one’s family and pastor as well as seeking an objective and balanced approach to the process of discernment.

For more information about the Permanent Diaconate Program, please contact the Pastoral Centre at (250) 479-1331 or email

~ Download the Bishop's Pastoral Letter here



Last Updated

Feb 2, 2018


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