Deacon Community

Become a driving force for local and global evangelization

Connect your local diaconal ministry to the Church’s worldwide mission

In the Maryknoll tradition, we are missionary disciples, men and women within the diaconal community, who strive to meet God through encounter with people on the situational and geographic margins. Through accompaniment, service, and sharing stories and experiences we are mutually transformed in the Joy of the Gospel to go forth as prophetic witnesses of God's love. Learn more about how our Deacon community is helping deacons create "communities of missionary disciples" here, there and everywhere...

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For if we have received the love

which restores meaning to our lives,

how can we fail to share that love

with others?



Bring the Sunday readings to life with group reflection guides.

NEW!! Audio reflection guides are also available beginning with July 4, 2021

Homily Reflections from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Central American Pilgrimage Retreat for ordained members of clergy is tentatively scheduled for Jan 2022 and we are accepting applications. Click here to learn more and here to apply!

Email signup to receive weekly Maryknoll “Journey of Faith” Sunday Reflections by Maryknoll Superior General Father Raymond J. Finch, M.M.

U.S. Catholic Mission Association (USCMA) Missio “Preaching Mission”

U.S. Catholic Mission Association (USCMA) Missio Scripture and Prayer Reflections - “Journey with the Pope” – daily reflections of Pope Francis:

Ongoing formation for deacons who form other missionary disciples


Submit a request to assist you with parish formation via webinar (coming soon)

Immersion Trip Reflections

Orbis Books covers a wide variety of topics critical to the ministry of the deacon:


Mission Education Training Programs, Retreats and Workshops

Speakers available for workshops and retreats on evangelization, social justice, and spirituality grounded in and reflective of a 100 year tradition in mission. Read more...


Mission immersion trips to:

  • El Paso/Juarez (Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe)

  • Kenya/Tanzania

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica

  • Guatemala

  • El Salvador (Feast of St. Oscar Romero)

  • Bolivia

  • Cambodia


Mission Animation

Resources to become a driving force for local and global evangelization:

Learn more!

For more information contact:

Deacon Dennis Holley

(571) 243-5231

Founded over 100 years ago to engage U.S. Catholics in mission, the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers are proud to offer a new program to assist deacons and their wives through formation, immersion and mission animation. Learn more...

Help support this program and the other mission efforts of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers: Donate Online. to donate by check, please contact Kris East at for a mailing address. Make the check payable to the "Maryknoll Fathers" with "DMP" in the memo section.

Our Legal Name: Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Inc.

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