Saint Gall Catholic Church

1343 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
(775) 782-2852     Fax: (775) 782-2622

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Are You Called to be a Deacon?


Do you feel a calling to a deeper relationship with Jesus through service in the Church?


Perhaps you are being called to serve as an ordained deacon in the Diocese of Reno. If you have questions about the Diaconate Formation Program, informational meetings will be held at the following sites:

Our Lady of the Snows Parish Hall, 1224 S Arlington Ave., Wednesday, September 20 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

St. Teresa of Avila Parish, 3000 N. Lompa Lane, Carson City, Tuesday, September 12 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 850 W. Fourth Street Fallon, Saturday, September 16 1:00 PM -2:30 PM

St. Joseph’s, 990 Highland Drive, Elko, Saturday, September 9, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (after the 5:00 pm Mass)




Requirements for the Diaconate:

· Be at least 35 years of age by ordination, but not older than 70

· Be a practicing Roman Catholic for five consecutive years or more

· Have lived within the Diocese of Reno for five consecutive years or more

· Have demonstrated leadership ability within parish and/or community organizations

· Be in good physical and mental health

· Have sufficient financial and employment stability

· For married men, have been married at least five years and have the positive consent of his wife and acceptance of his children

· Be sensitive to the time and needs of a well-adjusted family life

· Have sufficient time for formation and ministry

· Possess the desire and capacity for growth and continued education and for developing skills for ministry

· Possess an eagerness for prayer and acceptance of spiritual formation

· Be faithful to the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church

· Be open to the awareness of contemporary expressions in theology

· Be willing to make a commitment of talent and time

· Possess reading and writing skills (English) in order to participate fully in the academic program

· Have fingerprint clearance

· Participate in the “Protecting God’s Children” program

· Have some working knowledge of Spanish/willingness to learn Spanish







Saint Gall Catholic Church

1343 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
(775) 782-2852     Fax: (775) 782-2622

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