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 School of Ministry provides the academic component of deacon formation for the dioceses of Dallas, Tyler, and Shreveport. The academic class schedule follows the guidelines for diaconate formation laid out by the Congregation for Catholic Education and the USCCB, and is supplemented by spiritual formation, provided by the dioceses. The academic program is also available in Spanish, for those dioceses who see that need as well.

Candidates for the diaconate can pursue the academic component of their formation through the Master of Theological Studies program. This decision is made in consultation with the director of their diocese's permanent deacon formation program. 

How to Participate: 

For more information on the Deacon Formation Program of the Neuhoff School of Ministry, 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 School of Ministry 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.

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You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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