Diaconal Formation

Welcome!  We are pleased to know you are considering the diaconate to serve your church and we are here to assist you.

Deacon Randy Desrochers has been serving in the Diocese as the Director of Diaconate Formation since 2016.   He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and in the fall of 1973 he moved to the Ann Arbor area first for college and then for medical school.   He and his wife Carol, of 40 years, have remained in the area raising their four children for the last 45 years except, for a 4-year stint in the Army as a general surgeon.  Randy retired from medicine in 2014 after 33 years as a general surgeon.  He was ordained a permanent deacon in 2013 and assigned to St. Joseph Parish in Dexter.

So, How do You Know if God is Calling You to Be a Deacon? 

Below are different discernment links to see if they answer some of your questions.    If you need to speak to someone, Dcn. Randy is available by email rdesrochers@dioceseoflansing.org or by calling 517-342-2571.