On Sunday, June 13, the Diocese of Massachusetts will celebrate “Diaconate Sunday.” Congregations are invited to request a deacon to preach on June 13, when the Church celebrates St. Efrem the Syrian, a deacon venerated in both Eastern and Western traditions. Diaconate Sunday is an opportunity to introduce more congregations to the life and work of deacons.
To request a deacon for June 13, contact David Ames, Executive Assistant to Bishop Gayle E. Harris, at email@example.com or 617-482-4826, ext. 445. Because there are more congregations than deacons, congregations are encouraged to make their requests as soon as possible before May 1 if they would like a deacon to be present with them on June 13.