The Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
To learn more about the ministry and training of the Permanent Diaconate.

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The Diaconate day is on Saturday 10 June with Mass at St  Chad's celebrated by Archbishop Bernard. This is a very important event in the annual calendar.

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