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Q: In the last 50 years, various orders in the church, including porter, exorcist, and subdeacon, have disappeared. What is the theology behind these orders and why were they discontinued? A: As early as the third century, certain roles of service, including deacon, subdeacon, lector, and acolyte, were present in

Deacon Joseph Coll A Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon Joseph Coll was celebrated July 21 at St. Columban Church in Loveland. Deacon Coll died July 9 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1982. He had been at St. Columban for 42 years, 35 of

April 29, 2017 – On a stormy morning which brought flooding, trees and power lines down throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, four men along with a full crowd at The Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains gathered for the Ordination of Deacons. The men ordained were Craig Edward Best from

Deacon Mark Machuga, Director of Diaconate Office. (Courtesy Photo)
Deacon Mark Machuga has only been a deacon for eight months, but the Youngstown native has been a devoted Catholic for a lifetime, and plans to use his corporate experience as a project manager and world experience as a husband and father (son, 30; daughter 28,) to carry the work

Press Release Deacon candidates for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be installed to the ministry of Lector Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. by Bishop Roger J. Foys at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Ky. 

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Staff Report Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr will ordain 20 permanent deacons and three transitional deacons for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27 at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, 2300 S. Smithville Road, Dayton. In the Catholic Church today there are two forms of

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 ARCHDIOCESE — Men interested in learning about the role of deacons in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are invited them to attend one of this year’s information meetings.  The meetings, which are from 7-8:30 p.m., will include information about the requirements for admission into the Deacon Formation

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 By David Eck ARCHDIOCESE — This fall nearly 30 men will begin a three-year journey that will deepen their prayer life, strengthen their relationship with God and their families and give them the skills to minister in their parishes as permanent deacons. They will begin formation

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ARCHDIOCESE — Some 130 deacons and their wives from the across the country gathered at Xavier University’s Cintas Center July 19-22 for the annual conference of the National Diaconate Institute for Continuing Education (NDICE). The overall theme for this year’s gathering was