Are you a man who seeks to deepen his service with God by faithfully serving His Church in a new and radical way? Deacons have historically been a very important part of our Ukrainian Catholic Church. In times past, the deacons were the "bridge" between the Bishop and the faithful, not only carrying the message of the Gospel to the faithful, but were entrusted as stewards of the Church itself. In addition to playing a public role in the Divine Worship services of the Church, the deacons were called upon to use their expertise in the public realm by administering various day-to-day facets of the Church, including providing food for the poor and indigent, overseeing the welfare of widows and orphans, responsibly administering the finances of the Church and other mundane tasks that required the full attention of a skilled manager.
Today in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in America, primarily to serving at the altar with the priest/bishop in the celebration of the Divine Mysteries. But there is more to being a deacon than to just serving the Divine Liturgies. They help out our parishes by running Catechetical education programs, they visit the sick and shut-ins, and a lot more by assisting the parish priest as directed. Men who live in the world and who are integral and trusted members of their parish are men who primarily constitute the Holy Order of Deacon. If you are a man who is a faithful and loyal servant of your home parish and wishes to deepen your service to the Church, then consider the Holy Order of Deacon as a possible call to service from God!