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PAGE 8 THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 28, 1969 87 Men Preparing for Permanent Diaconate as Movement Spreads !.S. Washington (NC) -- The recently ..... r e " . . -- eStmabliag One ;t r aml a i: e n f :s" stored permanent diaconate will be "alerting" diocesan agencies, vocation directors, seminary rec- tors throughout the country within the next few months to the oppor- tunity of establishing diaconal of the National Conference of ional, centrallzedprogram.""The Catholic Bishops (NCCB), with Fa- ther William W. Philbin, a priest of the Chicago archdiocese, as executive director. A total of 87 men 8re currently enrolled as candidates for the permanent diaconate in the four training centers now in operation in the United States: St. John's University, Collegevllle, Minn., conducted by the Benedictine Fath- ers; St.Joseph'sSeminary, Wash- ington, D.C., conducted by the Josephlte Fathers -- an order w h i c h has traditionally worked among the Negro community; Sa- cred Heart Seminary in Detroit, conducted by that archdiocese; and Sts. Cyril and MethodlusSom- Trade at Home With Your Friendly MALVERN MERCHANTS MALVERN MASS SCHEDULE Benedictine Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star St. Benedict, Ore. (NC)-- Chaplain (Capt.) Leo R. Rim- mele, O.S.B., a monk of Mount Angel Abbey, was awarded the bronze star for "exceptionally meritorious achievement" during the period April 15 to May 31, 1969, in Vietnam. Father Rimmelle, who is with the 23rd Artillery Group, has been an army chaplain since March, 1966. After a tour in Germany, he went to Vietnam in April, 1969. 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Building Materials, Hardware and Steel Items Malvern Phone ED 2-2744 Arkansas Bank of Malvern , I K Se"ingcM:::: r:l::: 1:o:9 S, rln g$ @ Banking restoration (of the diaconate)," he said, "is decentralized, in the sense that a diocese or group of dioceses has basic responsibility for the programs they establish." "Ultimately," he continued, "the bishop of a diocese -- the man who ordains a deacon -- is responsible for seeing that the candidate is properly equipped and trained." The training program includes two school years (four semesters) of academic preparation and pas- toral experience. The academic preparation emphasizes the study of Scripture, systematic theology and liturgy, together with pastoral psychology, sociology and com- munications. Underlying the en- tire course of study is a con- certed effort to correlate pro- fesslonal pastoral practice and theological reflection. The centers in Detroit and Washington -- which is also hand- ling candidates from the Balti- more archdiocese -- are diocesan- based, and their training programs are being "tailored" to the needs of those particular areas, Father Phllbin said. Candidates at these centers are enrolled on a part- time basis, attending classes and group discussions twice a week for two years prior to ordina- tion, while retaining their present jobs. A third year will be devoted to post-ordination training with continued pastoral supervision in diocesan work. The Collegeville and Orchard Lake centers conduct full-time programs, training men from many different parts of the coun- try. Candidates reside at the cen- ter, and some have moved their families on campus. Not new in the life of the Church, the order of diaconate had nonetheless been in disuse in the Latin rite since the ninth century, except as a step along the path to the priesthood. The Second Vatican Council approved restora- tion of the order, and In 1967, Pope Paul VI's motu proprio Sac- rum Diaconatus Ordlmen outlined the requirements for candidates, described the kind of training, and the duties which the ordained deacon may perform. The U.S. Bishops' Committee on the Permanent Diaconate was formed In October, 1968, after authorization had been granted by the Holy See to the bishops of this country to establish the dia- conate for married and unmar- ried men of mature years in those dioceses where the local Ordinary requested it. Bishop Ernest L. Unterkoefler of Charleston, S.C,, episcopal chair- man of the committee, who pre- sented a progress report on the program during the semi-annual meeting here of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, predicted earlier this year that the permanent diaconate in this country has "an unlimited fu- ture." 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