Catholic men, and their wives if married, with a deep spiritual life who are between the ages of 29 and 55 are invited to join in a live webinar with a panel of clergy on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. about discerning a vocation to the permanent diaconate and admittance to the School for Diaconal Formation program.

The virtual event will explore the call to serve Jesus Christ and his church within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as permanent deacons.


After the introductory talk there will be time for questions and answers. No commitment is required to attend the event taking place via Zoom.

For more information or to take the next step and register for the upcoming virtual Permanent Diaconate Information Night, visit

To learn more about becoming a deacon visit the website for the School of Diaconal Formation at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

The candidates lie prostrate on the floor of the cathedral as the Litany of the Saints is sung above them by the congregation.