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Liturgical Press

The Liturgical Ministry Of Deacons

Second Edition

Michael Kwatera, OSB

The Liturgical Ministry Of Deacons
The Liturgical Ministry Of Deacons

ISBN: 9780814630501, 3050

Details: 112 pgs, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
Publication Date: 04/01/2005

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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 all 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.

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.


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.
Alan Hommerding

Succinct and solid, Fr. Kwatera's short volume lays out the deacon's liturgical duties in each of the pertinent sacraments, as well as postoral care of the sick, Communion outside Mass, Benediction, the liturgy of the hours, the way of the Cross, and the Holy Week Liturgies.

The treatment of the individual rites contains numerous practical reminders that novice and experienced deacons alike will find helpful.
Pastoral Music

Recommended for all theological collections.
Catholic Library World

... 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.
Catholic Library World

. . . 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.
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