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Deacon Michael L. Russo, assigned to Diaconal Ministry at Saint Benedict Parish in Johnstown, is also the Director of Permanent Diaconate.

Deacon Michael also serves as the Ministerial Coordinator of Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclecial Ministry for the Diocese. In this position, he directs the programs for adult enrichment, directing programs for those interested in certification in Lay Ecclesial Ministry and directing the academic path for those wishing to enter Candidacy for the Diaconate.

Deacon Michael earned a Master of Arts Degree in Sacred Scripture and Systematic Theology at Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe.

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