"Just as the Eucharist makes the Church, so the priesthood is central to the life of the Church. Engage yourselves personally in forming your priests as a body of men who inspire others to dedicate themselves completely to the service of Almighty God. Have a care also for your deacons, whose ministry of service is associated in a particular way with that of the order of bishops. Be a father and a guide to holiness for them, encouraging them to grow in knowledge and wisdom in carrying out the mission of herald to which they have been called."
-- Pope Benedict XVI, September 16, 2010You may read more about this at: http://blog.beliefnet.com/deaconsbench/2010/09/pope-have-a-care-also-for-your-deacons.html#ixzz0zkexlaj4