Discernment Sessions 2022-2023

In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, formation for the permanent diaconate is a five year process beginning with the year of inquiry and discernment. This first year entails a series of monthly meetings, beginning in September and concluding in March, which are held in various areas of the archdiocese. Formal application packets will be distributed in January of the discernment year to those who have actively participated in the discernment process.  The applications will then be reviewed by a selection committee, and those who are selected to enter formation will begin the formal four year process in August 2023.

Schedule of Inquiry/Discernment Sessions

  • September 18, 2022
    • St. Lawrence Parish
    • 6944 East 46th Street
    • Indianapolis, IN
       
  • October 16, 2022
    • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
    • 1752 Scheller Lane
    • New Albany, IN
       
  • November 13, 2022
    • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
    • 2322 North 13 ½ Street
    • Terre Haute, IN
       
  • December 11, 2022
    • St. Louis Parish
    • 13 St. Louis Place
    • Batesville, IN
       
  • January 15, 2023
    • St. Andrew the Apostle Parish
    • 4050 East 38th Street
    • Indianapolis, IN
       
  • February 12, 2023
    • St Bartholomew Parish
    • 1306 27th Street
    • Columbus, IN 47201
       
  • March 12, 2023
    • St. Joseph Parish
    • 1875 S. County Road 700 W in North Vernon
    • Jennings Co., IN
       
  • May 2023
    • Location and date to be announced for those invited to enter formation.

Please note:

  • Serious Inquirers should plan to attend all sessions.
  • If the inquirer is married, his wife should also attend all sessions.
  • All sessions will begin at 2:30 pm and end by 4:30 pm
  • Please contact the Office of Deacon Formation for additional information.
    • Phone: 317-236-1492 or 1-800-382-9836
    • Email: kblandford@archindy.org
  • Do not contact the host parishes for additional information.

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