Welcome to the Home Page for the Davenport Diocese Deacon Community.
Here you will find news about deacons and the diaconate in our diocese (including our deacon newsletter), a listing of upcoming events (including continuing formation) for the deacon community, a library of documents relevant to the diaconate in Davenport, as well as a listing of the other pages that are part of our website.
Click here to dowload a parish brochure to encourage prayer for vocations and for those in formation for the diaconate, in English or in Spanish.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please contact our webmaster.
Fall Convocation for Deacons, Wives, Candidates and Wives
October 15-16, 2015
Chancery — St. Vincent Center, Davenport
New Marriage Rite Training
By Deacon Frank and Marianne Agnoli
The convocation will focus on the new Order of Celebrating Matrimony (OCM) as well as on marriage preparation in the Diocese of Davenport. Deacon Frank Agnoli will go over the new OCM, highlighting the role of the deacon in this liturgy, and Marianne Agnoli will go over new diocesan policies regarding marriage preparation.
Spring Deacon Retreat for Deacons, Wives, Candidates and Wives
February 25-26, 2016
Benet House Retreat Center - Sisters of St. Benedict at St. Mary Monastery
2200 88th Avenue West, Rock Island, Illinois 61201-7649
By Deacon Alfred Mitchell – Storyteller and Preacher
Deacon Handbook of Policies and Procedures redlined version
The purpose of this handbook is to provide the deacons and priests of the diocese a clear understanding
of the policies and procedures relating to the diaconate. This information would also be useful for
diocesan and parish staff and to the laity in general.
To view the bookmarks/index for the handbook, save the handbook first then open it outside of the website.
Letter in Good Standing Request Form
Prayer for Vocations also available in Word format.
Here is a list of what else you can find on our website. You may access the pages by using the drop-down menu at the top of the page, or by clicking on the links below:
Deacon Formation Program: Information for those interested in the diaconate, as well as for those currently in formation, can be found on this page. Links to Pastoral and Academic Resources are found on this page--including a whole section on the Liturgy of the Hours.
Diaconate Links: A page of links to other websites useful for diaconal ministry. Check it out! Preaching links can be found on the Office of Liturgy website: click here.
Contacts: For questions or suggestions regarding the diocesan diaconate, please contact Deacon Terry Starns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-888-4256.
For questions or suggestions regarding deacon formation or this website, please contact Deacon Frank Agnoli at email@example.com or 563-888-4257.