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 […]

Four men ordained to transitional diaconate

As is tradition in the Archdiocese of Denver, several men were ordained to the transitional diaconate Feb. 25, the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, moving one step closer toward the priesthood. […]


What is a deacon?

This column is by Deacon Joe Donohoe. On June 18, 2017, the Catholic Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of “Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem,” (Sacred Order of the Diaconate) by Pope Paul VI. This ecclesial document is significant to the life […]

“Your hearts must burn with love”: Six men ordained to diaconate (PHOTO GALLERY)

Six men were ordained transitional deacons Feb. 7. During the ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila reminded the men that they are both […]

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 […]

11 men prepare for diaconate ordination

After years of study and guidance from the Holy Spirit, 11 men will be ordained into the permanent diaconate June 20. Archbishop Samuel Aquila will ordain the men during a […]

PHOTO ALBUM: Archbishop ordains four new deacons

During last week’s deacon ordination, Archbishop Samuel Aquila told ordinands their new ministry must be “rooted in humility” and they should strive to serve with “the heart of Christ the […]

Five men one step closer to priesthood

Five men studying for the priesthood at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary will be ordained to the diaconate this month, the next step in their priestly formation. Four of the […]

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 […]

Thought about being a deacon?

Men who’ve thought about a call to the diaconate are invited to a one-day discernment retreat in Denver. The archdiocese’s St. Francis School of Theology for Deacons will host the […]

Livestream: Three seminarians to be ordained deacons

As a step in their priesthood formation, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila will ordain three seminarians to the diaconate during a Mass set for 10 a.m. March 1 at the Cathedral […]