POST-ORDINATION STAGE OF DIACONAL FORMATION
c. Educational and developmental themes for retreats and days of rec ollection
d. Self-guided study e. Distance learning f. Ministry reflection groups
g. Mentoring groups among deacons that meet to discuss ministry, exchange experiences, advance formation, and encourage each other in fidelity
1. A program is to be planned for the first five years of ministry. A newly ordained deacon should be supervised by a designated pastor or supervisor appointed to this ministry by the diocesan bishop. The program should be coordinated by the Director of the Permanent Diaconate. (263) 2. Each diocesan Church should establish a basic minimum of con tinuing education hours to be fulfilled on an annual basis by all diocesan deacons in active service. (267)
1 DMLPD, no. 65. 2 DMLPD, nos. 71, 63. 3 DMLPD, no. 68; see no. 68 note 204.
4 DMLPD, no. 75. 5 DMLPD, no. 68. 6 DMLPD, no. 76. 7 DMLPD, no. 81. 8 FP, 33.
9 DMLPD, no. 69. 10 DMLPD, no. 70. 11 DMLPD, no. 44, citing Second Vatican Council, Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests ( Presbyterorum Ordinis ) (December 7, 1965), no. 12a.
12 DMLPD, no. 45. 13 DMLPD, no. 60. 14 DMLPD, no. 60; Mt 26:41.
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