Who We Are...
The Diaconate in the Diocese of Northern California is an order of ordained persons serving as mission leaders in assignments within the Diocese as determined by the Bishop. The Deacon is ordained to a separate, distinct and equal order of ministry dedicated to:
- serving and enabling others to serve the needy, the weak, the sick, and the lonely,
- holding before the Church the needs of the world, interpreting those needs to the Church, and enabling baptized persons, to bring the ministry of Christ to the world, through fulfillment of their Baptismal Covenant,
- providing unique faculties of ministry which a Bishop may call upon as an extension of his/her ministry in the world.