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.
Office of 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
[Photo (left to right): Father Mark Reid, Administrator of Most Holy Trinity Parish in Huntingdon; Deacon Roth; Bishop Mark; Deacon Conner;
Father Thaddeus Rettger, OSB, Pastor of Saint Bernard Parish in Hastings; and Deacon Michael Russo, Director of the Permanent Diaconate.]
Deacon Chris and Deacon John: Congratulations on your ordination. We pray that God will bless you as you begin your ministry as a deacon.
May the Holy Spirit shine on you as you serve the community of God’s people.
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND ONGOING FORMATION CLASSES
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.