Rome, 18-20 FEBRUARY 2000





Friday, 18 february – Patriarchal Basilica Saint Mary Major

17.00 Welcome by His Eminence Darío Cardinal Castrillón-Hoyos, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy

Recitation of the Holy Rosary with meditations, eucharistic adoration and benediction.

Saturday, 19 february – Paul VI Audience Hall (Vatican, Holy Office Entrance)

8.30 Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Zenon Grocholewski, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education

9.00 "Saint Lawrence the Deacon: a model for our times." Presenter, Rev. Professor Francesco Moraglia, Director of the Office of Culture and the University, Archdiocese of Genoa.

11.15 Mid morning Prayer presider: His Eminence Pio Cardinal Laghi, Proto-Deacon of the Holy Roman Church.

12.00 Audience with the Holy Father.

16.00 Paul VI Hall (Vatican City, Holy Office Entrance)

Conference for Permanent Deacons.

" The Permanent Deacon: his identity, role and perspective", presented by the Most Rev. Roberto Octavio Gonzalez. Archbishop of Puerto Rico.

Dialogue with the speaker and personal testimonies

16.00 The Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia (Borgo S. Spirito)

Meeting for the Families of Married Permanent Deacons

"The ideal family of the Permanent Deacon", presented by J. Francis Cardinal Stafford, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

18.00 Gathering for everyone at the obelisk of the Piazza of St. Peter's, penitential procession, passage through the Holy Door, profession of faith and renewal of the commitments made at the time of ordination.

Sunday, 20 february - Patriarchal Basilica of Saint Peter

9.00 Solemn Mass with ordinations to the Permanent Diaconate with His Eminence, Darío Cardinal Castrillón-Hoyos presiding.

12.00 Recitation of the Angelus with the Holy Father






Jubilee of Permanent Deacons

Rome, 18 – 20 February 2000


The Jubilee Days for Permanent Deacons will be held in Rome in the Year 2000 from Friday the 18th to Sunday the 20th of February and will follow the enclosed program.

Organization and Services Provided

The Organizing Committee is located in the offices of the Peregrinatio ad Petri Sedem Piazza Pio XII°,4, 00120 Vatican City State. Tel. 06 – Fax 06

e-mail: Peregrinatio@Jubilee-2000.VA

Responsibilities of the Organizing Committee

Accommodation Information

Housing for participants is already arranged in Religious Institutes with reservations made according to the language group of the participants. For the prices please see page 5. Prices quoted do not include the price of drinks.


Travel Arrangements

Each individual participant should personally provide for the organization of his own trip. If he wishes, the registrant may contact Peregrinatio ad Petri Sedem, (Address: Piazza Pio XII, 4 – 00120 Città del Vaticano – Telephone 06 – Fax 06 for airline reservations and tickets with Alitalia

Transportation in the City - cost is Lit. 80.000

This transportation fee includes :

Private bus service for transfers connected with the conference, a pilgrimage card which guarantees public transportation (underground, bus, city trains, etc. and other special arrangements for insurance, the possibility of requesting a free "Romea" card of the State Railway System which provides discounts on train tickets.)

If there are changes in the regulation of traffic and private busses can not be used, the transportation services part of the fee will be reimbursed


Technical assistance and organizational details will be provided by the Organizing Committee. Personnel will be always available in each place of lodging as well as in each Basilica . All meeting places will be equipped with a secretariat for information and assistance. Throughout the conference, simultaneous translation will be provided in the principle languages. Medical assistance will also be available.


How to Register

Deacon participants are expected to confirm their own participation before the 10th of December 1999, by sending in their own fully completed registration form (filled out in every section, especially the one with the fees listed.) The registration fee is Lire 135.000 per person.

Children under the age of 6 do not pay the registration fee.


Solidarity Contribution

In the spirit of solidarity which permeates the meeting and in order to help Permanent Deacons in difficult financial circumstances, we ask that a solidarity contribution be given according to one's ability beginning with at least £60,000.

Method of Payment

The payment of the registration fee and the solidarity contribution must be sent to the Central Organizing Committee.

Checks or money orders accompanied by the registration form must be sent to the Organizing Committee at the address below before the 10th of December 1999. Please be sure to indicate on your deposit payment the code for the meeting, G 2000DP, and to attach your payment to the registration / reservation form.

The amount of the deposit sent depends on the services requested and should follow the formula below:

- an advance deposit of 30% of the total no later than the 20th of December, 1999.

- the remaining 70% should be paid no later than the 1st of February, 2000.

Payments by bank draft should be made to the:

Comitato Centrale del Grande

Giubileo dell’Anno 2000

Giubileo Diaconi / Sacerdoti

Banca di Roma Filiale RM 266 GIUBILEO

Account N° 2011.54 - ABI: 03002 - CAB: 05160.7

The payment document should specify the meeting code: Cod. G2000DP

In case of a cancellation, the payments made will not be refunded in their entirety because of the reservations already made regarding accommodation. Cancellation penalty charges will be applied according to the circumstances of each individual case.


The participants should have a Passport or some other type of valid documentation for travel. The organization is not responsible for any refusal of entry imposed by border control authorities because of the lack of proper documentation or because of any irregularity in the travel documents.


All Deacons should bring with them their own amice, alb cincture and white stole. These are not available at the places of the liturgical celebration.



YEAR 2000



Rome, 18 – 20 February 2000

Registration Form


Surname: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|

Name: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|

Address: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| C.A.P.: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|

City: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| State.: |__|__|__|__| Country: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|

Intern. Prefix.: |__|__|__|__| |__| Tel.: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__| Fax.: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|


Language Group Chosen:

French: |__| English: |__| Italian: |__| Spanish: |__| German: |__|


Diocesan Deacon, Your Diocese:|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|

Religious Deacon, Your Religious Institute: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|

Celibate Deacon: |__| Married Deacon : |__|


Family Members (indicate their names and relationship to you. )

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Return completed forms before the 10th of December 1999 together with the following page.

Jubilee of Permanent Deacons – Rome, 18 – 20 February 2000

We ask you to specify the daily meal services you would like to order during you stay at the Religious Institute or Hotel


17 February Supper |__|

18 February Lunch |__| Supper |__|

19 February Lunch |__| Supper |__|

20 February Lunch |__|

N.B.: Please indicate for the 18th, 19th and 20th of February the meal services you want by checking the appropriate box. A continental breakfast is always included in the package.


Single Participant requests reservation for a: Single |_| Double |_| Triple |_|

Married Participants request reservations for the following:



Number of Rooms Requested










Cost per person per day.


Price in lire

Price in Euros



Room and breakfast





Room and Half Board




Lire 25.000

Room and Full Board





Solidarity Contribution Lire: |__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|

Transportation Charge: Lire 80.000

Registration Confirmation

I hereby confirm my registration for the Jubilee of Permanent Deacons to be held in the diocese of Rome from the 18th to the 20th of February 2000, and I enclose the sum of Lire 135.000 which guarantees that I will receive all of the materials and documentation for the reunion as well as the services stipulated for the gathering. I understand that the registration fee is non-refundable

Comitato Centrale del Grande

Giubileo dell’Anno 2000

Giubileo Diaconi / Sacerdoti

Banca di Roma Filiale RM 266 GIUBILEO

Account N° 2011.54 - ABI: 03002 - CAB: 05160.7

Please mark the code number for the meeting on your payment document: Cod. G2000DP


Date: _______________ Signature ______________________