The Office of the Permanent Diaconate is responsible for the all aspects associated with the formation of deacon candidates and the on-going formation and coordination of the diocese’s permanent diaconate community. The director facilitates the processes involved in the recruitment and selection of candidates, their formation, evaluation, and initial assignment. Through the academic, spiritual and pastoral formation of these men, the Director helps in the holistic development of each candidate within his family and within his community. Additionally the director works with the ordained deacons in coordinating continuing education, retreats, assignments, exchange of information, meetings, support and other activities. The directors work closely with the Diaconate Commission.