I served as deacon director in the Diocese of Pueblo back in 2002 and 2003. I sat on the diaconate formation board in the Diocese of Cheyenne in 2017 and 2018. I have seen the transformation of individuals and groups as they embarked on this journey toward the diaconate. The power of the Holy Spirit at work in our midst is amazing.
These six men in the Diocese of Des Moines are looking at four more years of intense study. Please keep them in your prayers.
(Deacon candidates in Wyoming--you are a little closer to ordination than these men in Des Moines. Please know that you are still in my prayers. I know the last couple of years can be exhausting. Hang in there.)