I, (Full Christian Name)  ___________________________________________________,


in assuming the Office of Deacon promise that I shall always preserve communion with the Catholic Church, whether in words I speak or in the way I act.


With great care and fidelity, I shall carry out my responsibilities by which I am bound, in relation both to the universal Church and to the particular church in which I am called to exercise my service according to the requirements of the law.


In carrying out my function, which is committed to me in the name of the Church, I shall preserve the deposit of faith in its entirety, hand it on faithfully, and make it shine forth.  As a result I shall avoid whatever doctrines are contrary to these truths.


I shall follow and foster the common discipline of the whole Church and shall see to the observance of all ecclesiastical laws, especially those contained in the Code of Canon Law.


With Christian obedience, I shall follow what the sacred pastors declare as authentic doctors and teachers of the faith or established as leaders of the Church, and I shall faithfully assist diocesan bishops so that apostolic activity, to be exercised in the name of and by the mandate of the Church, is carried out in communion with the same Church.


So may God help me, and the holy Gospels of God, which I touch with my hands.



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