Who Formulates Policy
Process to Propose Deacon Policy:
The provisions stated in this Deacon Policy Manual are applicable to deacons incardinated in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, to deacons incardinated in other dioceses but serving in ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, religious orders or institutions, and organizations within the territory governed by the Archbishop of Baltimore.
Individuals and employing institutions affected by this Policy Manual should consult the Division of Clergy Personnel regarding the procedure to be followed by those seeking required approvals.
This Deacon Policy Manual is to be made available to all deacons, all departments and offices of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and Catholic institutions in the Archdiocese of Baltimore through its posting on-line at www.archbalt.org/policies.
The Archbishop of Baltimore, the Office of the Diaconate, and/or the Deacon Life and Ministry Board may periodically conduct an on-line survey of deacons in order to obtain useful information including basic facts about individual deacons including languages spoken, aspirations for ministry or assignment, or other information the surveyor considers useful to fulfill its mission.
(Committee review 12-11-2020; Board review 05-04-2021; Chancellor review 06-20 2021; Ad experimentum approval 11-19-2021)