Deacon & Martyr
Atlanta Diaconate Directories
In 2004 the USCCB published the National Directory for the Formation,
Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States. In April
of 2007 Archbishop Gregory authorized the Office of the Permanent
Diaconate to begin implementation of the norms outlined in the National
Directory. A self-study committee comprised of deacons, priests, lay
people and religious from all parts of the Archdiocese was created. The
Self Study document from the National Directory was used as the guide.
Recommendations were turned over to writing committees made up of
A visiting committee reviewed the program and the drafts. They
interviewed the self-study committee, pastors, priests, wives of
deacons, and men in formation. Recommendations were presented to the
Archbishop and incorporated into the draft Directories.
The Directories were approved in draft form along with the
recommendations of the Visiting Committee. We are now in the
The draft Directories are published here as working documents.
Directory of Policies and Procedures (updated 11/16/2012)
Atlanta Formation Directory (updated 12/12/2011)