Liturgical Ministry of Deacons

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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 al 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 ...

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Overview

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 al 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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... an essential for deacons--temporary or permanent.
Church

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.
Church

Recommended for all theological collections.
Catholic Library World

The Liturgical Ministry of Deacons can also be effectively used in parish educational programs and vocational recruitment seminars.
Catholic Library World

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

. . . 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.
CRUX of the News

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814630501
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,352,693
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author


Father Michael Kwatera, OSB, PhD, is Director of Oblates and Director of Liturgy for Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He is also a teacher and practitioner of Christian Liturgy and is the author of several Liturgical Press books, including Come to the Feast: Liturgical Theology of, by, and for Everybody (2005), and the coauthor of To Thank and Bless: Prayers at Meals (2007).
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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 1
Flying Duo in the Liturgy 11
Some Preliminaries 18
The Deacon's Role in...
The Celebration of the Eucharist 27
Initiation of Adults 50
Baptism of Children 53
Reception of Baptized Christians into Full Communion with the Catholic Church 58
Confirmation 60
Reconciliation 61
Marriage 62
Ordinations 65
Pastoral Care and Visitation of the Sick 68
Funerals 69
Holy Communion outside Mass 71
Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 78
Liturgy of the Hours 80
Way of the Cross 83
Holy Week Liturgies 85
Petitions for Deacons from Ancient Liturgies 90
Prayer before Ministering at the Eucharist 91
Prayer after Ministering at the Eucharist 92
Suggestions for Further Reading 93
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