Criteria for Admission

To be accepted to the Inquiry stage in the diocese’s Permanent Deacon program, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 32 and 63.
  • Be a Roman Catholic in good standing for at least five years.
  • If married, be in a stable marriage for at least five years.
  • Demonstrate maturity, stability, and overall psychological and physical health.
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and have been a resident of the Diocese of Charlotte for at least five years.
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