The National Association of Diaconate Directors exists to support diaconate directors, formation directors, associate directors, and their staffs in their mission to enable deacons, candidates, aspirants, their wives and families to utilize their gifts in the service of the Church following the model of Jesus Christ.
NADD offers a wide range of resources for the formation, ministry and life of Catholic deacons. These include the annual NADD convention, director's workshops, the National Directory Institute, the Ministry and Life Institute, and online sharing of best practices by our members.
The members of the National Association of Diaconate Directors are dedicated to the promotion of excellence in deacon formation and support for deacons in ministry. By sharing best practices and participating in NADD's programs our members realize the many benefits that NADD provides. Contact us to join!
News & Events
2022 Convention in Orange and National Directory Institute Presentations
The presentations from the 2022 Convention and the 2022 National Directory Institute have been posted to the Members section of the NADD website. The Members section is password protected with a single password that has been emailed previously to all NADD members. If you cannot recall that password, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send it to you again.
For those of you who could not attend the convention or NDI this year, we missed you! We hope that you will find the availability of these presentations to be a useful benefit of your membership in NADD.
Pay 2022 NADD Dues Online
You have three options to pay your 2022 NADD dues:
NADD Mobile App!
The NADD Mobile App, for smartphones and tablets, contains much of the same information as the website and even allows members to register for the 2021 Convention!
By turning on notifications for NADD on your device, you will be able to receive notices and information from the Association whenever there is a need for us to quickly reach out to the membership.
The development and deployment of the NADD Mobile App is a significant step forward toward the implementation of the Vision and Priorities Plan. The App will be regularly enhanced so that NADD members will have the resources they need both in the office and on the move!
Second Edition of the National Directory Approved
We have received some exciting news from Fr. Luke Ballman the Executive Director for the Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations of the USCCB. Fr. Ballman announced that the Congregation for the Clergy has approved the Second Edition of the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States of America.
Read Fr. Ballman's Letter