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 an in-person panel of clergy for either of two Permanent Diaconate Information Nights in February.

The sessions will explore the call to serve Jesus Christ and his church within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as permanent deacons:

Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish Center, 900 Sumneytown Pike in Lansdale; and

Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at SS. Simon and Jude Church, Meehan Center, 8 Cavanaugh Court in West Chester.


For more information or to take the next step and register for an upcoming 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.