Readers/Deacons Formation Program

Readers and Deacons Retreat

In order to encourage vocations to the deaconate, our diocese instituted in 1985 a deaconate formation program. Since its inception, the ministry of the deaconate has taken firm root within the diocese. From the deacon’s programs, many priestly vocations have been nurtured. The Diocesan Deaconate Program is a three year course of study, which takes place either at Christ the Saviour Seminary, or via extension at various locations in the diocese as need arises. In addition, an annual Readers, Subdeacon and Deacon’s retreat is held in December at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral.

For further information on the program please contact the Seminary Dean, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro at 814-539-8086 or