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This blogpage is a FREE website for Deacons and Deacon couples of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The purpose of blog page is to share information on current and future deacon events and to provide easy online registration for the annual deacon retreats.

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If you need to speak to a member regarding retreats, please contact Deacon Shane Cuda or Deacon Steve Hillmann.

Deacon Shane Cuda: dnshanecuda@la-archdiocese.org (Director)
Deacon Steve Hillmann: shillmann@aol.com (ENGLISH)
Deacon Eudoro Benalcazar: ebenalcazar@sbcglobal.net (SPANISH)




A Reflection from Deacon Shane Cuda

Dear Brothers,

I came across this beautiful reflection recently which speaks about a deacon’s ministry on the altar.   In doing so, it really captures the spirit of diaconal ministry in all its forms.   Not surprising, since the Eucharist is the source and summit of all that we do.

Whenever I’ve shared this reflection with other deacons, they always ask for a copy of it, so I thought I would share it with all of you.  Enjoy!


Queridos hermanos, 

Me encontré con esta hermosa reflexión que habla sobre el ministerio del diácono en el altar. Al hacerlo, realmente captura el espíritu del ministerio diaconal en todas sus formas. No es sorprendente, ya que la Eucaristía es la fuente y la cumbre de todo lo que hacemos.
 

Cada vez que he compartido esta reflexión con otros diáconos, siempre me piden una copia, así que pensé compartirla con todos ustedes. ¡Que la disfruten!


Blessings y Bendiciones,

Dn. Shane Cuda
Director of Deacons
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
(213) 637-7734  Office
(213) 637-6734  FAX

ENGLISH
REFLECTION ON A DEACON’S LITURGICAL MINISTRY
When the deacon comes to serve, he must empty himself from all selfish concerns. He must see himself as servant of the liturgy and never its master. He must minister to the priest and to the altar with the humility of him whose very body and blood were offered on the altar of the cross.
When he comes to proclaim the Gospel, the deacon must empty himself of all his worldly wisdom that he might be filled only with the wisdom of God. He must decrease so that the Word of God might take root in him and those who hear his voice may hear not him, but Christ Jesus who lives in him. His acclamation of ‘the Gospel of the Lord’ must ring authentic and true.
When he proclaims intercessions or invites the people to prayer, the faithful must recognize in him the trustworthy and compassionate man to whom they may go with any of their needs. The poor must know him as their friend. Orphans must see him as their father, and all who are alone, afraid or confused must see in him a refuge in the model of Christ Jesus. All must have such trust in his prudence and charity that his wise guidance is spontaneously welcomed.
Finally, all who receive the Precious Body and Blood from his hands must receive as from one who knows the meaning of sacrifice, of being poured out for God’s people, and of striving for holiness of life. The deacon too must take up the cup of salvation as one whose very life is a hymn of praise to the Lord. For the cup he bears is his salvation and a model of the life to which he is called as a deacon.
What the new Roman Missal and the Church ask of the deacon is to become more like Christ. To participate in his paschal death and resurrection: by how he lives and how he prays, by what he does and who he has become.
This is the mystery of diaconal ministry at the altar. It is the mystery of the Church and the mystery of all who are called to the Supper of the Lamb!
The Deacon and the Liturgy: A Search for Identity
Msgr. James Moroney
Former Director of Liturgy Office, USCCB

 

Spanish
REFLEXION SOBRE EL MINISTERIO LITURGICO DE DEACON
Cuando el diácono se presenta para servir, debe vaciarse de toda preocupación egoísta. Debe verse a sí mismo como siervo de la liturgia y nunca como su dueño. Debe servir al sacerdote y al altar con la humildad de aquel cuyo mismo cuerpo y sangre fueron ofrecidos en el altar de la cruz.
Cuando proclame el Evangelio, el diácono debe vaciarse de toda su sabiduría mundana para que se llene solo con la sabiduría de Dios. Debe disminuir para que la Palabra de Dios pueda arraigarse en él y los que escuchan su voz no lo escuchen a él, sino a Cristo Jesús que vive en él. Su aclamación del "Palabra del Señor" debe sonar auténtica y verdadera.
Cuando proclama las intercesiones o invita al pueblo a la oración, los fieles deben reconocer en él al hombre confiable y compasivo a quien pueden ir con cualquiera de sus necesidades. Los pobres deben conocerlo como su amigo. Los huérfanos deben verlo como su padre, y todos los que están solos, asustados o confundidos deben ver en él un refugio según el modelo de Cristo Jesús. Todos deben confiar en su prudencia y caridad de tal modo que su sabia dirección sea recibida espontáneamente.
Finalmente, todos los que reciben el Cuerpo y la Sangre Preciosos de sus manos deben recibir de alguien que sabe el significado del sacrificio, de ser derramado por el pueblo de Dios y de luchar por la santidad de la vida. El diácono también debe tomar la copa de salvación como alguien cuya misma vida es un himno de alabanza al Señor. Porque la copa que lleva es su salvación y un modelo de la vida a la que se le llama como diácono.
Lo que el nuevo Misal Romano y la Iglesia le piden al diácono es hacerse más como Cristo. Participar en su muerte y resurrección pascuales: por cómo vive y cómo ora, por lo que hace y en quién se ha convertido.
Este es el misterio del ministerio diaconal en el altar. ¡Es el misterio de la Iglesia y el misterio de todos los llamados a la Cena del Cordero!
El diácono y la liturgia: una búsqueda de identidad
Monseñor James Moroney
Ex Director de la Oficina de Liturgia, USCCB


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CONSOLIDATED FORM - DEACON MASS PARTS

This is being posted to help any of  our deacons
who wanted an actual mass part form
that includes both English and Spanish verbiage. 
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!! DEACON EVENTS FOR 2017

Please mark your calendars now with important Deacon dates.  Locations of the events will be announced later.

They are:

August 11, 2017 - 5:00PM
St. Lawrence Martyr Mass (With Archbishop Gomez)
St. Mels Catholic Church
20870 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

November 12, 2017 - 3:00PM
Memorial Mass for all deceased Deacons and Deacon Wives
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
2380 Stow Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063

December 2, 2017 - 6:00PM
Annual Deacon Christmas Party
Incarnation Catholic Church
1001 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91202

CHANGE OF E-MAIL ADDRESS


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NOTICE ON CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR DEACONS



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