The purpose of the Office of the Diaconate is to recruit, select, educate, and form men who, through the sacrament of Holy Orders, are called to service as deacons for the Diocese of Camden. It also provides ongoing support for the ordained men by offering programs for continuing education, spiritual growth, and community throughout their ministry.

The office serves deacons, families of deacons, deacon candidates and aspirants, pastors, and parishioners.

The ministry value of this department as part of the Vicariate for Clergy is to prepare and support the deacons who, filled with sacramental grace, carry out the three-fold ministry of the liturgy, the word, and service to God’s people in their assigned parishes and/or Diocesan positions.