Once ordained, men who serve as Permanent Deacons of the Diocese of the Superior formulate a Pastoral Service Agreement with the parish/pastor to which they are assigned.
In the process of defining the ministries that will be provided by the deacon, the needs of
the community must be assessed while recognizing the gifts which the deacon brings to the
community and how those gifts might be best utilized to meet community needs.
The Deacon must place appropriate priority upon
NOTE: The Deacon's wife, if he is married, is recognized as an integral part of his service to the community. It is with her support that his ministry is possible.