7.9.2 The diaconal ministry

The diaconal ministry is discharged by Deacons and Sub-deacons. The word "Deacon" has its source in the Greek and signifies "servant". Deacons help in various ways in the congregation.

It is also their task to support the Priests in their pastoral care work.

Today no one is ordained into the Sub-deacon ministry anymore. This ministry corresponds to the Deacon ministry in nature.

See also