Program and Schedule

The Deacon Conference offers a mix of recorded and live presentations. Recorded presentations are available to watch at any time you desire to log in to your lifetime access and watch. Live presentations will air at the scheduled times below. 


Deacon Conference Recorded Presentations

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Mike Aquilina: The Paradoxical Prestige of the Deacon in the Early Church

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers: Listening with the Ear of Our Heart: Serving the Spiritual Life

Deacon Dominic Cerrato: Encountering Christ the Servant

Anthony Clishem: Seeking the Heart of Jesus:  A Deacon's Gift

Leonard DeLorenzo: The Gift and Challenge of Being Sons of the Father

Deacon William Ditewig: Courageous Humility and Diaconal Spirituality

Fr. Daniel Dozier: On Earth as It Is in Heaven: The Three Pillars of Liturgical Piety for Deacons

Dr. David Fagerberg: Liturgy from the Heart 

Dr. Stephen Fahrig: Let the Word of Christ Dwell In You Richly: Practical Insights for Interiorizing the Word of God

Deacon Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D.: “UBUNTU BABY”: Reflections on Your Diaconal Purpose, Calling, and Vocation

Rev Dr. Anthony Gooley: Sweeter Than Honey- Savouring the Word

Greg Kandra: The Write Stuff: Writing and Preaching as a Bridge Between the Deacon's Heart and the World

Deacon Steve Kramer: Diaconate Preaching: The Necessity of "Shema"

Peter Lovrick: The Interior Life of the Deacon in Discerning the Daily Vocation

Roland Millare: Diakonia and the Gospel of Suffering

Dr. Timothy P. O'Malley: The Interior Life of Study: The Deacon's Vocation to Contemplation

Deacon Ralph Poyo: Encountering The Holy Spirit In Silence

Deacon Victor Puscas: The Deacon and Small Christian Communities

Dr. Bob Rice: The Paradoxical Prestige of the Deacon in the Early Church

Fr. Robert Spitzer: How Does God Communicate with Us Inside and Outside of Contemplative Prayer?

Padre Stone: Our Daily Bread

Leon Suprenant: What Today's Deacons Can Learn from St. Philip the Deacon

Teresa Tomeo: Listening for God: Remembering to Remember. 

Deacon John Travaline: "Be still, and know that I am God" -  Interiority Rooted in Sacramental Character

Fr. Joshua Whitfield: Interior Kindling: Preaching from the Interior Life



Friday, November 5

  • 1:00 PM ET: Interview with Deacon James Keating by Deacon Jeff Drzycimski

  • 5:00 PM ET: Live Workshop with Deacon Joseph Michalak -  Diaconal Spirituality and the Virtues

  • 8:00 PM ET: Marriage in the Diaconate (Gretchen moderator) Panel Discussion with Deacon Dominic and Judith Cerrato and Deacon Dominick Pastore and Teresa Tomeo

Saturday, November 6

  • 10:00 AM ET: Deacon Dominic Cerrato - Grounding Diaconal Spirituality in the Origins of the Order

  • 1:00 PM ET: Interview with Deacon Larry Oney by Deacon Jeff Drzycimski

  • 8:00 PM ET: Panel Discussion on the Spirituality of the Diaconate, by the Puscas Brothers

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