Davenport Diaconate Class
Deacon Class VII
On this page, you will find information specific
for Class VII in our Deacon Formation Program.
2012-2013 will mark the first year of Aspirancy for this class. Please keep these men and their families in your prayers.
Members of Class VII
Formation for the diaconate is divided into three phases: inquiry, aspirancy, and candidacy. During the inquiry phase, those discerning a possible call to the diaconate begin a period of purposeful exploration. To help them in this process, we hosted "information days" in each of the six deaneries. The purpose of these inquiry sessions was to introduce men to the diaconate, explain our formation program, and answer any questions that they or their wives might have.
The Aspirancy phase of formation for class VII is set to begin in August 2012. The first year of Aspirancy will focus on prayer and discernment; the second year on beginning academic studies. The Rite of Admission to Candidacy is scheduled to be celebrated at the end of the second year.
2012-13: Year 1
Interviews with the Admissions and Scrutinies Committee will be on Sunday, June 23, at St. Mary in Riverside.
The Day of Reflection (Retreat) will be on Saturday, June 29. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with the day beginning at 8:15 a.m. The day concludes at 5:30 p.m.
Psychological testing and interviews for those admitted to the second year of Aspirancy will take place on July 26-28.
Click here for class resources:
Pastoral Resources (including Liturgy of the Hours)
Academic Resources (including links to information on proper citation of sources)
Click here for the Aspirancy I Handbook and related resources:
2013-14: Year 2
2014-15: Year 1
2015-16: Year 2
2016-17: Year 3
According to the Directory, "[t]he goal for
this path in formation is to responsibly address the various aspects of
a deacon's ministry, the development of his personality and, above all,
his commitment to spiritual growth"(#239). This phase of formation is
divided into two parts: the initial three years after ordination and
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