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.
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 Alfred Mitchell is joining us once again for a weekend of spiritual renewal, interesting stories, some laughs and friendship! He is noted for:
AFRICAN-AMERICAN STORIES, STORYTELLING INSTRUCTION AND SEMINARS, BIBLICAL STORIES; RETREATS FOR DEACONS AND WIVES, PARISH RETREATS AND DAYS OF REFLECTION; WORKSHOPS FOR LECTORS AND CATECHUMENS; HOMILETICS, STORIES IN PREACHING, SCHOOLS
Deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
If you need a registration sheet, CLICK HERE.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Fall Deacon Convocation
October 21 & 22, 2017 - St. Vincent Center
50th Anniversary of the Diaconate in New Orleans - 2018
Come celebrate the 5oth anniversary of the renewal of the
Diaconate in the United States. The 2018 Congress dates are
Sunday, July 22 through Thursday, July 26, 2018 in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Registration is now open! Please register now or ASAP as we need the numbers for planning purposes and how many hotel rooms and workshops are needed. We also are looking into group transportation. Register now HERE!
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.