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“Traffic cop” lays down his badge By Gail Finke Francis Wagner never expected to be a deacon, much less the Master of Ceremonies for two archbishops.  A graduate of Holy Family and Elder schools, he went on to Xavier University, Harvard (where he earned a degree in Russian economics) and

Nine men, the largest group in 38 years, were ordained transitional deacons at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains April 28. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer celebrated the Mass and ordained the men in ancient ceremony that includes an oath of obedience; presenting each man with a deacon’s vestment and

Row 1 (L to R): Steve Broering, Peter Caccavari, Greg Doud, Bishop Foys, Graham Galloway, Nathan Beiersdorfer, Fr. Paul Keller (representing Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary), Deacon Mark Machuga (Director of the Office of the Diaconate)
February 25, 2018: Men in diaconate formation took their next step to becoming permanent deacons in the Acolyte Ceremony during Mass at the Basilica of the Assumption in Covington KY. The reading in Mark’s Gospel was about the Transfiguration, and Bishop Foys hoped these men would have a mountaintop moment

Deacon Dave Shea (Immaculate Heart of Mary) threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Reds this week to mark his retirement from The Athenaeum of Ohio, where he taught for 15 years. His grandson Aiden McCracken was the ceremonial catcher and his grandson Liam McCracken got to say “Play

St. Boniface Flowers around the grounds of the Church. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
Editor’s Note: The deacons of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are offering daily reflections and prayer guidance for Lenten observance. These will appear each day during Lent until Holy Week. April 16th Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Thought for the Day: But Mary Magdalene and the other Mary remained sitting there, facing

Deacon ordination
Lent is a time for renewal and a time for discernment: What is God calling me to do? The Diaconate is the foundation of the ministry of the Order of Deacon: a divine vocational call. A call to vocation is a grace from God. There are many ways in which

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

Some men who claim Catholicism are marginal in living their faith. Those might include men who attend Mass solely at the behest of their spouse, or only on Christmas or Easter. Deacon David Profitt, director of the diaconate program for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, noticed there is little in on

Press Release R. David Profitt, a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Covington (Ky.) with a professional background in investments and asset management, has been appointed Director of the Permanent Diaconate Office for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, effective July 1. He will succeed Barry Mersmann, who is retiring after 16