Candy and Jay Krueger

December 17, 2016 we continue our diaconate journey at Alemany High School.  Our next class will be on January 7th at Alemany High School. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly  Deacon formation classes)

There is an expression between couples, “I would marry you all over again!” That is exactly what happened in our last class.  Two of our classmates had their Wedding practicum and they both asked the same couple (Lita & Masselino) to be the bride & groom. In less than an hour, they were married twice! Candy & Jay were asked to be the best man & maid of honor for one of the practicums.

A new marriage practicum published by the USCCB made available in November of 2016 have a few changes in the ceremony and the sacrament of matrimony can be witnessed by a Deacon.

As part of our last year of formation, we have three practicums: Sunday Celebration Absent a Priest, Wedding, and Deacon at the Altar.

On January 17th we will have our final interview with the formation team.  It involves going over information that we have learned over the past five years, proclaiming a Gospel and giving a homily, discussion about various moral issues and the blessing a person and the blessing an object. It takes between two and two and a half hours.  Please remember us in your prayers as we prepare for this.

And our Diaconate Journey continues…

If you have any questions about what we have experienced in the diaconate (aka “that deacon thing”), please ask us or send us an e-mail to

If you are interested in becoming a Deacon or a Deacon Couple for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, please contact:

Diaconate Formation Office Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241 213-637-7383

Candy & Jay Krueger, Diaconate Formation, Year V,
Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, CA

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