Bishop Pates has issued a call to the diaconate. Any Catholic man who is interested in the vocation of deacon is invited to attend one of the information nights scheduled throughout the diocese:
Jan. 9, 7 p.m. at St. Michael Parish in Harlan,
Jan. 14, 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish in Council Bluffs,
Jan. 16, 7 p.m. at St. Edward Parish in Afton, and
Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Des Moines.
If the man is married, his wife is invited and strongly encouraged to attend.