Canon 14: Diocesan Deacons
Diocesan Deacons are deacons residing and functioning within a
canonical diocese assisting the local ordinary.
Diocesan Deacons are obligated to show respect for the Presiding
Bishop of the Church.
Diocesan Deacons are obligated to show respect and obedience to
their local ordinary.
Unless they have
been excused by their ordinary or are impeded by law, all diocesan
deacons are obligated to accept and faithfully fulfill the office
and duties entrusted to them by their ordinary.
diocesan deacons are working for the same purpose, they are to be
united to one another in the bonds of prayer and collegiality and
are to cooperate with one another.
are to acknowledge and promote the mission of the laity within the
are to nourish their spiritual life through the celebration of the
Eucharist and through the reading of Holy Scripture.
are obligated to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.
are obligated to make spiritual retreats, to engage regularly in
mental prayer and to approach the sacrament of penance.
are obligated to honor and engage in acts of devotion to the Blessed
Virgin Mary through prayer and in the celebration of her particular
are to behave with due prudence in relations to persons who company
could be a danger to the sacredness of their obligations and or
could lead to scandal of the faithful.
are encouraged to continue their studies and education after their
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