Candy and Jay Krueger

January 9, 2016 we continue our diaconate journey…at  Alemany High School, Mission Hills.  Our next class will also be at Alemany High School, Mission Hills on January 24th, 2016. One of the items that we reviewed was part of the requirements for out Baptism practicum. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-weekly  Deacon formation classes).

If you have been following this blog for a while, you will remember that there were practicums for proclaiming as a lector, proclaiming the Gospel, homilies and vigils. A practicum is when you conduct a service from beginning to end, in the case of a vigil or proclaim a Gospel and homily.

For the Baptism practicum they will take place over the next 12 classes in the chapel at the high school. We will be responsible for preparing the environment, including the baptismal font, producing the worship aid, getting classmates to participate in the various roles. The entire practicum should take about 45 minutes and is for a single child.

If, by chance you either have your child Baptized or you attend a Baptism at Holy Family, you will more than likely see Jay in attendance. He is there to assist, observe, and become more comfortable with the rite.

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 would like to attend a Diaconate Information day, please attend one of the following:

Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Parish, 2510 S. Fremont Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803
Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. Dominic Savio Parish, 13400 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706
Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Parish, 546 E. Florence Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301.

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

Candy & Jay Krueger,

Diaconate Formation, Year IV,

Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, CA

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