Interested in becoming a deacon? The Institute for Diaconate Formation (IDF) is the formation program that prepares men for ordination as permanent deacons (single or married) for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Visit the IDF website to learn more, or contact To learn more about the diaconate or formation, contact Deacon John Vomastek, associate director of the Institute for Diaconate Formation, at john.vomastek@stthomas.edu or 651-962-5059.

Diaconate Community Resources

Incardination and Excardination / Visiting Clergy
Please visit the Canon Law section for information pertaining to incardination / excardination and visiting clergy.

Communications

  • From the Director of the Diaconate: Deacons, Deacons’ Wives and Deacons’ Widows are invited to sign up for ongoing communications. Please email diaconate@archspm.org to sign up.
  • From the Archdiocese: Not receiving the Archdiocesan Update or other important communications from the Archdiocese? Contact us

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