Finally got the application into the Diaconate Office. Got an email back from Deacon Bob who runs it, confirming that he got it and was forwarding it on to the Selection Committee. Also confirmed that my pastor, Fr. Dismas, supports my application.
So, now I wait. Another gentleman at my parish is also in the process, though he’s farther along, having submitted his app some weeks back. He said the turnaround was very quick. Days, usually between finishing one step and moving on to the next. Deacon Bob said up to two weeks to get my eligibility processed.
Please pray for me as I go through this process. God willing, I will be accepted and make it through the 4 year program. Ordination to the Diaconate would be in 2012.