The Office of the Permanent Diaconate prepares the candidate during his process toward ordination and helps coordinate ongoing formation and assignments after ordination. The ordained deacon is essential to the liturgical and social life of the Diocesan Church.
The Call to Diaconate
Who do you know who is hearing the call to serve the Lord in the Church as a Permanent Deacon . . . maybe you? God continues to call men between the ages of 32 and 59 to participate in service ministry to God’s people in the Diaconate.
925 S. Logan Boulevard
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Deacon Michael L. Russo
Director of the Permanent Diaconate
Hollidaysburg Office Phone: (814) 693-9870 — Ext. 2669
Johnstown Office Phone: (814) 288-3036
Cell Phone for Deacon Michael: (814) 241-0576
Deacon Michael’s E-mail: Michael.Russo@atlanticbb.net
Office of the Permanent Diaconate
Office Phone: (814) 693-9870
Joan Noonan’s E-mail: email@example.com
Answering the Call — July 2014 TV Show Profiling the Permanent Diaconate
“Deacons in Good Standing in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown”
RITE OF LECTOR
Also ordained as Transitional Deacons were seminarians Peter Crowe and Johnathan Dickson. Deacon Peter is a member of Our Lady of Victory in State College and is currently attending St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA. Deacon Johnathan is a member of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Altoona and is currently attending St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD.
In his homily, Bishop Mark reflected on the reading from the Acts of the Apostles and the meeting place between God and His people. That like the Apostles, it is essential to be devoted to the word of God:
“a ministry that is absolutely vital to fostering the growth of the Church established by the Lord Jesus Christ. Diakonia, service is at the heart of the ministerial functions and responsibilities of a deacon.
It applies to Donald, who today is ordained deacon in a stable and permanent way. It
applies to Jonathan and Peter, who are ordained deacon in a manner that is often
characterized as transitional, because God-willing, they will be ordained priests next year.”
For a complete list of classes offered, class information and registration forms visit:
These courses offer an excellent opportunity for ongoing formation and all costs are covered by the Diaconate.
Please note that a registration form still needs to be filled out and submitted to The Office of Lay Ecclesial Ministry prior to the start of the class.