Formation for the Deacon Community to create "communities of missionary disciples" for service at home and around the world.

Invite us to your diocese. Mission focused retreats, workshops and seminars have been provided to the following arch/dicoeses: Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Jacksonville, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Reno, Rochester and Monterrey.

"Thank you again for the informative, thoughtful, and motivational retreat day that you provided to the aspirants, candidates and their wives in the diaconate formation program for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. No matter how much we talk about our call to “serve” it never gets old and it is certainly never overstated. What you had to say to those in formation was well received and appreciated. It not only reinforced what they had already known and learned in formation, but more importantly it gave them a new appreciation for their “call to service” and a renewed eagerness to get out there and be Christ to the world. May our good Lord continue to bless you, your families, your ministries, and especially the wonderful work of the Maryknoll community in helping to build "communities of missionary disciples."

Deacon Craig Siegman, Director

Office of Diaconate Formation

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

LEARN MORE about our Missionary Discipleship Formation Programs

Founded 100 years ago to animate Catholics in the U.S. to participate in the mission of Jesus, Maryknoll is proud to partner with the deacon community in the U.S. to provide training and resources for deacons and their wives.

We offer workshops, retreats, mission education training programs for the deacon community for initial and ongoing formation.