“Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you now are. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.”
(from The Rite of Ordination of a Deacon)
The deacon is called to a three-fold ministry of the Word, Liturgy and Charity. Deacons are ordained to proclaim the Gospel and preach the Word of God. As an ordained participant in the Church’s ministry of liturgy, the deacon confirms his identity as servant of the Body of Christ. As an ordained participant in the Church’s ministry of charity and justice, the deacon assumes the duties entrusted to him by his bishop with humility and enthusiasm. At the core of his spirituality, a deacon puts on Christ and is guided by the love of Christ in caring for all in his charge.
Contact: Deacon Mike Ghiorso (415) 614-5531