Please Support Next Weekend’s Deacon Formation Collection
Did you know that the first Christian martyr, St. Stephen, ordained at the hands of the Apostles as one of the first seven deacons, lived and died proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? In the last four decades, hundreds of men have proclaimed the same Gospel Joy with their own lives, lives of loving service that have in turn changed countless other lives for the better. Called by Christ to minister to the people of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, our Deacons are preaching God’s Word to us, praying fervently for us, and caring compassionately for us each and every day. And each year, many men discern that same call and begin the process of formation that, God willing, leads to ordination as Deacons. You can help support these men as they discern God’s will in their lives. Deacon formation in the Archdiocese relies heavily on the support of the annual Deacon Collection held this year on October 6 and 7th.