70×7: Faith, Family and Forgiveness Series: “New Beginnings: New Life @ St. Paul Inside the Walls
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

“New Beginnings, New Life: How the Sisters of Life Accompany Others on Paths of Forgiveness, Healing and Hope”

The Sisters of Life will lead an inspiring retreat about how they accompany others on paths of forgiveness, healing and hope.

No fee for students and religious.  Includes continental breakfast.

Women’s Morning of Reflection: Women of the Passion and the Gift of Presence @ Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am – 1:15 pm

As you prepare for Holy Week and Easter, take some time for your own prayer and reflection.  Join us for this morning ‘just for you!’

As we near the end of Lent and approach Holy Week, we will prayerfully ponder the Women of the Passion who were present for Jesus as he journeyed to the Cross. What does such ministerial presence mean to you today in the heart of your marriage and family, and in your spiritual family, the Church?

Meet our Presenter:  Dr. Dianne Traflet, J.D., S.T.D., is the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Administration and is an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology.  She also serves as the director of the Institute for Christian Spirituality and is a key leader in the Center for Diaconal Formation.  Dr. Traflet gives numerous lectures, retreats, and days of reflection, including some specific to wives of deacons and deacon candidates, and is the author of Edith Stein:  A Spiritual Portrait (Pauline Media, 2008).  She teaches courses in spirituality and prayer.  Dr. Traflet serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Joseph’s Seminary in New York and Catholic Distance University.  Dr. Traflet has been interviewed by a variety of print and broadcast media, most recently EWTN and Relevant Radio.

Morning will begin with the celebration of Mass followed by a continental breakfast.

Open to all wives of deacons and deacon candidates. Please register for this event.


Evening of Prayer, Reflection and Fellowship @ Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Holy Hour and Reception for all deacons, deacon candidates and wives.

Join for an evening of prayer, reflection and fellowship on Friday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Chapel of Christ the Good Shepherd.

Light fare buffet to follow.

Archdiocese of Newark Annual Memorial Mass @ Archdiocesan Center
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Office of the Permanent Diaconate
To:              All Diaconate Community Members
From:        Misty Mantineo, Margaret O’Hara, Imma Anyanwu
Date:          March 14, 2018
Subject:    Annual Memorial Mass
Please join us at this year’s Memorial Mass, which will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Archdiocesan Center Chapel.
Lunch will follow in Conference Room 2062.
As you know, this Mass allows us the opportunity to remember and celebrate as a community the lives of all deceased Deacons and Deacons’ wives.  We would be delighted if you could take advantage of this opportunity to be together with us at this time.  Please consider asking a diaconate friend to come with you.
If you have been with us before, please come back; if you haven’t attended, please come and break bread with us.  Remember that the diaconate community needs you to keep it alive and active.  We will be very happy to have you with us!
If you have any questions, please call Misty Mantineo at (201) 791-6180.




Holy Hour of Preparation @ DOMINICAN ROSARY SHRINE
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm





 Deacon Kevin Reina

 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018


543 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

2018 National Diaconate Congress @ Marriott New Orleans
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
2018 National Diaconate Congress @ Marriott New Orleans | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States

Join us in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Permanent Diaconate in the United States.

2018 National Congress – Christ the Servant:  Yesterday, Today, Forever

Humanae Vitae: 50 Years of Prophetic Witness @ Seton Hall University, Bethany Hall
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

50 years ago, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s teachings regarding married love, responsible parenthood, and the rejection of artificial contraception. Join us for a memorable conference, including theological presentations and discussion on this significant document.

Limited seating available.
R.S.V.P. by October 8.

All are welcome.  Group rates available, please inquire.

Morning of Prayer with the Mother of God @ St. Paul Inside the Walls
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Morning of Prayer with the Mother of God @ St. Paul Inside the Walls | Madison | New Jersey | United States

All wives of deacons and deacon candidates are invited for a morning of prayer with the Mother of God.  Please join us as Father Frederick Miller shares reflections of Mary in the Gospel of John. 

In the Gospel of St. John, the “Mother of Jesus” is present at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry at the wedding feast of Cana (John 2:1-11). She is also present at the completion of Jesus’ public ministry on Mount Calvary (John 19:25-27). She stands at the foot of Jesus’ Cross as His mother and as the mother of all of his disciples. These two rich and evocative passages explain Mary’s maternal role in the lives of each and every disciple of the Lord.  Come and enter into the Marian Season of Advent in the company of your Mother Mary!


Schedule for the Day

8:30 AM               Breakfast & Gathering
9:15 AM                 Presentation 1: Cana Mystery, John 2:1-11
10:00 AM              Small Group Discussions
10:30 AM              Presentation 2:  Mary on Calvary, John 19:25-27
11:15 AM                Small Group Discussions
11:45 AM               Break
12:00 PM               Closing Mass

$15, Cash or Check
Payable to ICSST
Includes Continental Breakfast

FACILITATOR: Rev. Frederick Miller, S.T.D., is Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology ; Spiritual Director of the College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Andrew’s Hall.

Sponsored By:
Center for Diaconal Formation
 Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
 Seton Hall University – South Orange NJ  07079

   To Register, please contact Theresa Miller, Secretary for Programs
   Theresa.miller@shu.edu or call 973-761-9575




Lenten Reflections: Cruciform Spirituality in the 21st Century @ Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lenten Reflections:  Cruciform Spirituality in the 21st Century @ Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology

Join us for a morning of reflection presented by Maria Pascuzzi, C.S.J., S.S.L., S.T.D.

When Christians think of the cross, their thoughts usually turn immediately to Jesus.

In today’s first presentation we will consider what the Cross reveals about God’s character and how God acts in the world.  In the second, we will consider what “Cruciform Spirituality” is and how it can be lived out as an everyday spirituality for busy women. 

Both presentations will be illumined by the thought and writings of Saint Paul.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Morning will begin with Mass at 9:00 a.m. followed by a light breakfast.

All wives of deacons, deacon candidates and aspirants are invited!

(Photo credits: “Cruciform Comp 1” – Original Fine Art for Sale – © by Donna Holdsworth )
Deacon Wives and Widows Memorial Mass-Archdiocese of Newark @ Archdiocese of Newark Chancery Chapel
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Archdiocese of Newark Memorial Mass for deceased deacons and deacons’ wives will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 in the Chapel at the Archdiocesan Center.
It will be followed by lunch in the Library of the Archdiocesan Center. The names of any deacons and wives/widows of the Archdiocese who died during 2018 will be specifically included in the Intercessions of the Mass.
Please join us for this very special event and invite a friend to attend with you!