Ministry and Life Institute Registration Form 
> MLI will be offered on June 4 to 8, 2017
(Note: No institute will be offered in 2018 due to the Diaconate Congress that year. The next institute, NDI, will be offered in June 2019.)

There are two ways to register for MLI. Simply fill-in the online form (below) or download and print the form that is attached at the bottom of this page.

Online registrations may be paid by credit card through PayPal. No PayPal account is needed; just select the box "I do not have a PayPal account" to process your card. You can also register online and pay by check made payable to: National Association of Diaconate Directors. Please include a copy of your MLI registration confirmation email with your check. Mail to: NADD, 7625 North High Street, Columbus OH 43235

Please remember that participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. See "Hotel Information" below.

NADD Refund Policy
NADD will provide refunds on the following schedule:
- Cancellations prior to May 1, 2017: 100% ($2,000)
- Cancellations after May 1 but before May 15: 80% ($1,600)
- Cancellations after May 15 but before June 1: 50% ($1,000)
- Cancellations after June 1: 0% ($0)

MLI Brochure

The 2017 MLI brochure can be downloaded from the PDF at the bottom of this page

Hotel Information

The official hotel of the 2017 MLI is the Doubletree by Hilton located at 175 Hutchinson Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43235. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations and for paying their own bills.

MLI participants get a special room rate of $112/night plus 17.50% tax. Rooms include airport transportation, a full daily breakfast, and daily transportation to PCJ and back. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations, all transportation to and from Columbus, and payment for lodging and meals other than those noted in the MLI program schedule. The room block cut-off date is May 23, 2017.

Reservations may be made by phone or online using the link below. Telephone reservations are made by calling: 614-885-3334 or 1-800-870-0349. Please identify yourself as with the National Association of Diaconate Directors to obtain the special room rate. The link below may be used to make online reservations:  

Group Name:


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Hotel Name:


Hotel Address:

175 Hutchinson Avenue

Columbus, Ohio


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If you have questions about MLI, please call the NADD office @ 614-985-2276 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The National Association of Diaconate Directors (NADD) supports member Roman Catholic dioceses and Eastern Catholic eparchies in the United States and Canada in their work of formation, ministry and life of deacons. NADD member services include an annual convention, the National Directory and Ministry and Life Institutes, online document resources, discount book sales, program visitation/consultation, and networking.

Looking for informaton about the 2018 National Diaconate Congress? Please visit for details!

NADD members enjoy many benefits:
- NADD not only helps diocesan and eparchy diaconate offices to operate successful programs for the formation of Catholic deacons in accord with the National Directory, but offers extensive post-ordination resources too

- NADD offers workshops, reference materials and opportunities to network with peers on issues affecting formation, ministry and life of deacons

- NADD keeps members in-touch through e-newsletters, meetings and in-depth online resources

- NADD conducts annual conventions featuring noted speakers and practical workshop topics

- NADD offers the Deacon Institute Series which will resume in 2019 following the 2018 Congress:

 - National Directory Institute (NDI ) addresses the normative objectives for the period of Inquiry through Ordination

Video of Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus and Chair of the Bishop’s Committee on the Diaconate, talking about the Diaconate upon promulgation of the National Directory (2005). Click HERE to view the video

- Ministry and Life Institute (MLI) addresses Post-Ordination formation to enhance the ministry and life of deacons in your diocese

- NADD resources include an online membership directory, sample manuals, texts of convention presentations, and books at a discount

- NADD is the sole diaconal consultant organization to the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations


2018 Diaconal Congress 

NADD is organizing the 2018 Diaconal Congress of Deacons to be held in the Archdiocese of New Orleans in July 2018. This event marks the 50th anniversary of the renewal of the Order of Deacon as a permanent ministry in the Church. 


Planning for this speical event is underway, but we need your financial support to make it happen! Please write a generous check to NADD to help fund our planning and organization efforts. The National Association of Diaconate Directors (NADD) is recognized as a not for profit charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.  


Please make checks payable to: NADD-2018

Mail checks to: NADD-2018
                      7625 North High Street
                      Columbus, OH 43235

NADD Mission Statement:
The National Association of Diaconate Directors exists to support diaconate directors, associate directors, and their staffs with their mission to enable deacons, candidates, aspirants, their wives and families to utilize their gifts in the servie of the Church following the model of Jesus Christ. 


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NADD offices are located in the Pope John Paul II Education
Center on the campus of the Pontificial College Josephinium
in Columbus, Ohio.


National Association of Diaconate Directors
7625 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43235

Phone: 614-985-2276

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Note: Members, Please log in to get staff email addresses.


NADD Event Calendar

June 4 - 8: Ministry and Life Institute - Columbus
June 22: Executive Committee Conference Call
August 22: Executive Committee Conference Call
September 12: Board of Directors "Pre-Board Meeting" Conference Call - NEW DATE
September 26: Executive Committee Meeting; Board Dinner at Columbus
September 27: Board of Directors Meeting at Columbus
November 8: Executive Committee Conference Call

July 22 to 26: National Diaconate Congress at New Orleans
See for more information, registration and hotel
[Note: NADD will schedule its 2018 business meetings and election as a members-only event within the Congress. Date and time to follow.]

Date and Location TBA - NADD Convention
Date TBA - National Directory Institute (NDI) - Columbus