Permanent Diaconate Office to offer information nights

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has authorized the formation of a new class for permanent deacons beginning in the spring of 2019.

Those interested in pursuing the vocation of the diaconate, scheduled to begin the Aspirancy phase in the spring, are invited to submit a preliminary application. Additional details and a preliminary application are available on the website:

Information meetings will be held on November 8 with a final information meeting to be held on Jan. 17, 2019. 

These general information meetings will delve into the process of formation of a deacon for the Diocese of Fall River. 

The info nights will be held at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 121 Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford, 02740 at 7 p.m.

If you have any questions, contact Deacon Frank Lucca or Father Robert Oliveira, co-directors of the diocesan Office of the Permanent Diaconate at, or contact the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at 508-990-0341.

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