USCCB, Permanent deacons and the Liturgy of the Hours, 12 October 2009.


Canon 276, §2, 3° - Permanent Deacons and the Liturgy of the Hours

Complementary Norm:

Permanent deacons are required to include as part of their daily prayer those parts of the Liturgy of the Hours known as Morning and Evening Prayer. Permanent deacons are obliged to pray for the universal Church. Whenever possible, they should lead these prayers with the community to whom they have been assigned to minister.

Approved: General Meeting, June 2003

Reviewed: Holy See (Congregation for Catholic Education and Congregation for Clergy): Decree (Prot. N. 78/2000), October 30, 2004 ad quinquennium experimenti; Renewed by Decree (Prot. N. 78/2000), October 12, 2009 ad alterum quennium.

Promulgated: National Directory for the Formation, Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2009, art. 90.




USCCB, Permanent deacons and the Liturgy of the Hours, 12 October 2009. Accessed 30 December 2015 at: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/canon-law/complementary-norms/canon-276-2-3-priests-and-deacons-and-the-liturgy-of-the-hours.cfm