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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)
Who is a deacon? There are three groups, or “orders,” of ordained ministers in the Catholic church: bishops, priests, and deacons. Deacons are ordained as a sacramental sign to the church and to the world of Christ, who came “to serve and not to be served.”  What do deacons do?

Staff Report Consecrated Religious have been crucial to the life and development of the Church throughout the ages. Recognizing this, Pope Francis has set aside Nov. 30, 2014 through Feb. 2, 2016 as the Year of Consecrated Life.