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614-985-2276

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The Deacon 2018 Congress
c/o The National Association of Diaconate Directors
7625 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43235

Your trip to New Orleans to join in the historic 2018 Diaconate Congress starts here!

Come celebrate the 5oth anniversary of the renewal of the Diaconate in the United States!
 This historic Diaconate Congress begins with Opening Mass on Sunday, July 22 at 4:00 pm (tentative).
The schedule of presentations, topics, workshops and social events is coming soon.
The Congress Closing Mass on Thursday, July 26 will end at approximately 12:30 pm (tentative).
All transportation, lodging, meals and extra-cost events are not included in the registration fee.

Click the Registration link below to register for this exciting event:

How to make changes to your Congress or Hotel Registration

The Official Hotel of the 2018 Diaconate Congress is the New Orleans Marriott
(Address: 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130)
2018 Congress events, presentations and workshops will be at the Marriott.
Attendees to the 2018 Congress will receive the special discounted Congress room rate.

Book your stay at the Congress today hotel by clicking the button below:

CELEBRATE!
The USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations has charged NADD with organizing a National Congress of Deacons in 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the renewal of the diaconate in the US. The Congress will be held in New Orleans at the invitation of Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, from Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2018 through Thursday noon, July 26, 2018.
The USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations has charged NADD with organizing a National Congress of Deacons in 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the renewal of the diaconate in the US. The Congress will be held in New Orleans at the invitation of Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, from Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2018 through Thursday noon, July 26, 2018.
Diaconate Milestone
From zero permanent deacons in 1968, the permanent diaconate has flourished as a vocation as part of the spiritual renewal desired by the Second Vatican Council. Today there are over 18,000 deacons in the U.S. who are ordained in service to the Word, Charity and Liturgy on behalf of their local ordinaries. Deacons foster spiritual renewal among their families, in their workplaces and in their parish communities.
From zero permanent deacons in 1968, the permanent diaconate has flourished as a vocation as part of the spiritual renewal desired by the Second Vatican Council. Today there are over 18,000 deacons in the U.S. who are ordained in service to the Word, Charity and Liturgy on behalf of their local ordinaries. Deacons foster spiritual renewal among their families, in their workplaces and in their parish communities.
Join Us
Come join us in New Orleans for 5 days in July 2018 to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event that will recognize, celebrate and promote awareness of diaconate ministry and the contributions of deacons in the Catholic Church following the model of “Christ the Servant: Yesterday, Today, and Forever.”
Come join us in New Orleans for 5 days in July 2018 to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event that will recognize, celebrate and promote awareness of diaconate ministry and the contributions of deacons in the Catholic Church following the model of “Christ the Servant: Yesterday, Today, and Forever.”
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2018 Diaconate Congress
2018 Diaconate Congress
• Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the renewal of the Order of Diaconate as a permanent ordained ministry of the Catholic Church in the United States.
• Theme: “Christ the Servant: Yesterday, Today and Forever”
• Dates: Sunday, July 22 through Thursday, July 26, 2018
• Location: Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana
Diaconate Study
Diaconate Study
• NADD is organizing a comprehensive national study of deacons as part of this 50th anniversary celebration as a gift to the Church. The study objectives are to:
• Increase the Church’s self-understanding
• Serve the applied research needs of Church decision makers regarding the ministry of the diaconate
• The study will build on previous national studies done in 1981 and 1996
• Research will focus attention and increase understanding of the evolving role of diaconal ministry in the Church in the United States
Program Presenters
Program Presenters
The 2018 Diaconate Congress is preparing an outstanding program and slate of presenters:

• The Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans; Convention Host
• His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
• The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus
• Rev. W. Shawn McKnight; Former Executive Director of CCLV
• Deacon William Ditewig; Former Executive Director of the Bishops Committee on the Diaconate
• The Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Diocese of Tucson
• Deacon James Keating; Institute for Priestly Formation; Creighton University
Presentation Proposal Packet
Video
Video
National Diaconate Congress
Christ the Servant: Yesterday, Today and Forever
New Orleans, July 23-26, 2018
NADD Leadership
NADD Leadership
• Chair: Deacon Raphael Duplechain, Archdiocese of New Orleans
• Vice-Chair: Deacon Chris Ast, Archdiocese of St. Louis
• Secretary-Treasurer: Deacon Andrew Saunders, Archdiocese of Newark
• Executive Director: Deacon Thomas Dubois, Diocese of Toledo
• Administrative Assistant: Jeannette Nini, Diocese of Columbus
FAQs
FAQs
Objectives of the 2018 Diaconate Congress:
• To celebrate the fifty years of the renewal of the Permanent Diaconate
• To document the journey over the past 50 years
• To share the experiences of those involved in the various aspects of the journey
• To envision the future of diaconate ministry
Donate
Donate
How to support the 2018 Diaconate Congress
• Your help is needed to develop the 2018 Congress
• Contributions can be made through this website using a credit card or by check made payable to “NADD 2018” and mailed to: NADD 2018
7625 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43235

• NADD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
• Contributions of all sizes are appreciated!

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