For a very long time I have felt the call to the deaconate.
I am just wondering. Ihave a deacon in my church who spent the day with me about a year ago because he felt that I may make a good candidate for te deaconate.
What do I do now. I am fairly certain that my priest is disinterested having yet another deacon at his parish. (there is already two…400 family parish. of course if I were ever to become a deacon I likely would be sent wherever the bishop wanted me.
I belong to a good parish and my priest is actually a good priest. I know my priest quite well but he does have sort of an elitist view on things. If I were a doctor or a lawyer etc. he would leap at the prospect of me starting formation. Since that is not the case I feel slighted in a sense
Does one have to have their parish priest recommend them for the deaconate? Can i go straight to the bishop? Can my deacon friend help me? He is the deaconate dean for my diocese.