Guide for Deacons, the Liturgical Ministry Series

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Deacons proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in three primary ways. They assist during the liturgy, they serve the needy in the community, they preach. This book offers deacons guidance to assist their liturgical ministry. A history of the diaconate and how the Church understands the role of the deacon, reflections to help develop your spirituality, whether they are single or married, practical advice on many aspects of the liturgical service the Deacon offers the Church, answers the most frequently asked questions about diaconal ministry, and a selection of resources for further reading as well as a glossary. This book includes:

  • A basic theological and historical overview of the ministry
  • Catechesis about liturgy, ritual, and symbols
  • Generous quotations from the documents of the Churh and from scripture
  • Detailed and practical instructions regarding the deacon's role at Mass, Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings, Funerals, Liturgy of the Hours, and Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest
  • Frequently asked questions with answers
  • Questions for discussion and reflection
  • Glossary for easy reference