Ministries of Charity, Word and Sacrament

Ministry of Charity 
A deacon personally serves the poor, the aged, the sick, and the imprisoned, bringing the Gospel to those in need.  He preaches and practices social justice.
 

Ministry of Word 
Deacons proclaim the Gospel and preach at liturgical celebrations. They provide catechetical instruction, adult faith formation, and sacramental preparation.
 

Ministry of Sacrament 
Deacons assist priests during Mass, administer baptisms, witness marriages, preside at funerals, officiate at Benediction and lead community prayer services.