Transitional deacons are seminary students in the process of becoming ordained priests. They serve as deacons for one year and are then ordained by the bishop as priests.
How long should a deacon serve?
TERM OF OFFICE The initial term of office of deacon shall be one year. Consecutive terms are acceptable and encouraged, for those who are serving well as deacons.
What are the three ways that ordained priests serve the church?
The three main ways that bishops and priests serve the People of God are through teaching, through leading divine worship, and through pastoral governance.
What are the 3 vows of priesthood?
What are the three vows a priest makes? While regular clergy take religious vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience and follow the rule of life of the institute to which they belong, secular clergy do not take vows, and they live in the world at large (secularity) rather than at a religious institute.
What are some of the functions that a deacon perform in the parish?
Deacons can baptize, witness marriages, perform funeral and burial services outside of Mass, distribute Holy Communion, preach the homily (which is the sermon given after the Gospel at Mass), and are obligated to pray the Divine Office (Breviary) each day.