For the Ordination of Deacons
344 The Ritual Mass “For the Conferral of Holy Orders” may be used except on Solemnities, the Sundays of Advent, Lent, and Easter, and on days within the octave of Easter. On these days the Mass of the day is said, with its proper readings.
Nevertheless, if on other days the Ritual Mass is not said, one of the readings for this Ritual Mass provided in the Lectionary for Mass may be chosen.
When only one deacon is ordained, the prayers are said in the singular.
Entrance Antiphon John 12:26
Whoever serves me, must follow me, says the Lord:
and where I am, my servant will also be. INVESTITURE WITH STOLE AND DALMATIC
22. After the prayer of consecration, the bishop, wearing his miter, sits, and the newly ordained stands. An assisting deacon or priest puts a deacon’s stole and then a dalmatic on him.
23. Meanwhile, the following antiphon may be sung with Psalm 84.
Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord. How lovely is your dwelling place,
The antiphon is repeated after every two verses. Glory to the Father is not said. The psalm is interrupted and the antiphon repeated when the dalmatic has been put on the deacon. Any other appropriate song may be sung.
KISS OF PEACE
25. Lastly, the bishop stands and gives the kiss of peace to the new deacon, saying:
Peace be with you. The deacon responds: And also with you. 26. Meanwhile, the following antiphon may be sung with Psalm 146.
If anyone serves me, says the Lord, my Father in heaven will honor him. Alleluia!