Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, helps deacons comprehend, share, and effectively perform their ministry by providing both spiritual and functional support. This short work is directed to al deacons, both permanent and transitional, in the hope that it will promote their formation for service within the church's Eucharist, other sacramental rites, and communal prayer. Contents include explanations of the deacon's role in various church situations and liturgies - such as confirmation and marriage - as well as outside of the Mass setting, such as ministering to the sick. With Petitions for Deacons from Ancient Liturgies and historical background, this book provides an interesting and informative look at the deacon's role in the Catholic Church.
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Succinct and solid, Fr. Kwatera's short volume lays out the deacon's liturgical duties in each of the pertinent sacraments, as well as pastoral care of the sick, Communion outside Mass, Benediction, the liturgy of the hours, the way of the Cross, and the Holy Week Liturgies.... an essential for deacons--temporary or permanent.
The Liturgical Ministry of Deacons can also be effectively used in parish educational programs and vocational recruitment seminars. Recommended for all theological collections.
The treatment of the individual rites contains numerous practical reminders that novice and experienced deacons alike will find helpful.
This brief and very helpful book would be perfect for diaconal formation and/or as a gift for the newly ordained deacon...very highly recommended.
...packed with useful information for both transitional and permanent deacons. It is the perfect refresher or explanation and allows someone considering taking formation classes to understand what they are doing and why.
Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, PhD, is director of Oblates for Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He's a teacher and practitioner of Christian liturgy and the author of several Liturgical Press books, including Come to the Feast: Liturgical Ministry of, by, and for Everybody.