How deacons give life to the Church

The calling and ministries of the diaconate are as varied as the men who serve in it. For Deacon Don Tracy, the call to the diaconate was a long one, […]

Archbishop to deacons: Make your marriages ‘stand out’

“It’s essential that your marriages stand out,” Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila told nine men who were ordained to the permanent diaconate June 17 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate […]


Discerning the Diaconate

Deacon Chris Byrne of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Boulder shares his story about his path to the diaconate and its importance to him.

Q&A: Are you called to be a deacon?

A geoscientist by training, Deacon Rex Pilger, 68, business manager for St. Joan of Arc Parish in Arvada, is a deacon of 28 years. A decade of experience in diaconal […]

Two missionary seminarians ordained deacons

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila presided over the ordination Mass of Deacon Freddy Londoño and Deacon Guillermo Bustillos Nov. 7, who are now ready to embark on their new, divinely-given mission. […]

Deacons have their day

Deacons from across the Archdiocese of Denver gathered for a special Mass with Archbishop Samuel Aquila and were honored for their service to the Church. The annual Deacon Day Mass […]

Eleven men ordained deacons

Eleven men were ordained to the diaconate on June 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Archbishop Samuel Aquila served as the ordaining prelate. Before the homily, a […]

Deacons spend time with archbishop

At an annual all-day meeting with deacons of the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel Aquila highlighted the importance of their responsibilities during Mass. “It is my desire to see every one […]

Longtime formator Deacon Smith retires from archdiocese

The Aug. 23 ordination of six permanent deacons was a joyous but poignant occasion for Deacon John Smith, who’s been involved in diaconal formation for the Denver Archdiocese since 1979. […]

Deacons called by God to serve

The “unique vocation” of the deacon is his “treasure,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila told a group of six Spanish-speaking deacon candidates moments before their ordination Aug. 23 at the Cathedral Basilica […]

30-year deacons came to ministry via many paths

The following deacons serving the Archdiocese of Denver celebrating 30-year anniversaries this year. Deacon Richard Baker Behind Deacon Richard Baker’s years of diaconal ministry is a desire to serve Christ […]

Jubilarian 25-year deacons say ministry is humbling, inspiring and grace-filled

Deacon Michael Bozio Ukrainian native Deacon Michael Bozio is marking the 25th anniversary of his diaconate in Denver this year. He entered diaconal ministry to serve the Lord, he said. […]