Diaconate Intellectual Formation Program

Diaconate Intellectual Formation Program

“Deacons share in Christ’s mission and grace in a special way. The sacrament of Holy Orders marks them with an imprint (“character”) which cannot be removed and which configures them to Christ, who made himself the ‘deacon’ or servant of all.”  -CCC 1570

Diaconate Intellectual Formation Program

About the Program:

The Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization provides the intelectual component of diaconate formation in both English and Spanish and has formed deacon candidates in the dioceses of Dallas, Fort Worth,Tyler, and Shreveport. The academic class schedule follows the guidelines for pastoral diaconate formation laid out by the Congregation for Catholic Education and the USCCB, and is supplemented by spiritual formation, provided by the dioceses. 

Persons interested in Deacon Formation should contact the diocese in which they reside.

How to Participate: 

For more information on the Deacon Formation Program of the Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization, especially on how your diocese could participate, contact us. We would  be happy to provide more information on the opportunities available for your diocese.

Find out how the Neuhoff Institute for Ministry & Evangelization has positively impacted Deacon Formation in the Diocese of Shreveport and the Diocese of Tyler

Deacon Natera University of Dallas

Bishop Joseph Strickland with Deacon Rubén Natera, recipient of the 2016 Lumen Gentium Award, with family, friends and Marti Jewell, D.Min.