National Directory



e. Evaluative comments from the administrators and students regarding the professor’s presentations and response f. A formal service agreement between the director of formation and the individual professor that incorporates the above expecta tions and that makes as explicit as possible mutual services and obligations


293. The director of formation, with the approval and appointment of the diocesan bishop, should designate mentors from among deacons or priests who are knowledgeable and competent to assist him in assess ing the potential and qualifications of those in formation. The men tor is equivalent to the “tutor” described in the Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons , paragraph 22. The mentor is charged with following the formation of those committed to his care, offering support and encouragement. Depending upon the size of the forma tion community, a mentor will be responsible for one aspirant or can didate, or he may be invited to minister to a small group of aspirants or candidates. Mentors receive their orientation and supervision from the director of formation. They also help the director for pastoral forma tion to facilitate theological reflection among those aspirants or candi dates assigned to them. Mentors are members of the formation team and are invited “to collaborate with the director of formation in the programming of the different formational activities and in the prepara tion of the judgment of suitability.” 18 VI.

Advisory Structures for Aspirant and Candidate Stages of Formation

294. Members of advisory structures should be representative of the pas tors, deacons, deacons’ wives, religious, and laity. Whenever possible they ought to reflect the variety of cultures and diverse ethnic and racial

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