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.