The Diaconate is a ministry primarily of mercy and compassion. Deacons visit with both hospitalized and homebound members. They oversee the preparation of funeral dinners as well as visiting bereaved widows and widowers. In addition to this, the Diaconate assists in the general provision for the physical needs of the Church.
Christ has commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves. It is in obedience to this command and as a response to the great mercy that He has shown us that we attempt to show compassion to others.