Role of the Deacon

The Role of the Deacon

Areas of ministries*:
 

Ministry of Charity - dedicated to works of Charity

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Visit the imprisoned
  • Bury the dead
  • Clothe the Naked 
  • Visit the sick
  • Shelter the homeless

Ministry of the Word

  • Proclaim Scripture to the faithful
  • Instruct and exhort the people

Ministry of Liturgy

  • Administer Baptism solemnly
  • Reserve and distribute the Eucharist
  • Assist and bless Marriages in the name  of the Church
  • Take Viaticum to the dying
  • Preside over the worship and the prayer of the faithful
  • Administer sacramentals
  • Officiate at funerals and burial services

Jesus taught with authority, and he gave an example of leadership which involved service rather than power.*

*As stated in the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Second Vatican Council, Chapter III, Paragraph 29.