Do you have a Calling?

Interested in becoming a Permanent Deacon? Bishop Olmsted has approved the formation of a new formation cohort with the anticipated ordination in the fall of 2026.

Four information sessions are scheduled over the next few months for men who would like to find out more about the process of becoming a Deacon. You and your wife will have a chance to meet with Dcn. Doug Bogart, Associate Director of Education and Formation for the Diaconate in the Diocese of Phoenix. An overview of the formation process will be presented, and you will have the opportunity to meet with others who are experiencing the call to ministry.

Sessions are scheduled for:

  • Wed, Jan 20 at St. Bernadette, 16245 N. 60th St. Scottsdale, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Wed, Jan 27 at Holy Cross, 1244 S. Power Rd. Mesa, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 30 at Immaculate Conception, 700 N. Bill Gray Rd. Cottonwood, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 27 at OLPH Glendale, 5614 W. Orangewood, 9:00am-12:00pm

More information, including the general requirements for admission to formation is available at http:// To RSVP, please call Carmen Lomelí at 602-354-2496.