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Deacon Elmer H. Fischesser, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Thursday, October 14, 2021, following an eight-month illness. He was 77 years old. Deacon Elmer was ordained June 20, 1987 by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk. His first assignment was at the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati. He completed an

When was the deacon’s role introduced in the Church, and how is it different from that of the priest? The deacon’s role (from the Greek word diakonia, meaning “service”) developed in the early Church. Deacons exercised a ministry of service and shared in Holy Orders, by which certain men are

A sun drenched April Morning as deacons process at Diaconate Ordination. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
DEACONS GRANTED SENIOR STATUS Deacon John Corson, ordained on April 24, 2004, has been granted Senior Status effective August 1, 2020 from his assignment as a deacon at Corpus Christi Parish in Cincinnati. Deacon Corson retains his faculties as a deacon of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the title deacon.

by Mark Danis There is a lexicon evolving in our nation’s response to COVID-19 that the Church must reject. Terms like quarantine, isolation and social distancing can lead us to retreat, withdrawal and avoidance. But Christ’s words demand a proactive response to our current situation. We must take this time

Question: I have been told that women served as deacons in the early Church? If this is true, what was their role? Answer: Instances of women serving as deacons in the early Church, especially in Syria, are referenced in various documents. However, evidence shows deaconesses did not have the same

Deacon Edward B. Reising, a Deacon of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Deacon Reising was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, Ohio , on September 24, 1998. Deacon Reising served St. Columban Parish in

By Deacon Mark Machuga In 1964, the Second Vatican Council document Lumen Gentium restored the order of deacon as a permanent rank of the hierarchy of the Church. For, strengthened by sacramental grace [deacons] are dedicated to the People of God, in conjunction with the bishop and his body of

It was a historic day in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as there are now 15 new Permanent Deacons, and 3 Transitional Deacons. Congratulations to: Nathanial David Beiersdorfer Steven Gregor Broering Peter Jerome Caccavari Brian Michael Caperton Gregory Patrick Doud Gregg Nicholas Elking Graham Bruce Galloway David Willis Harcourt Michael Joseph

On April 27th, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will celebrate the ordination of 3 men to the transitional diaconate and 15 men to the permanent diaconate! This will be a day of great joy for the Catholic Church in our community! Join us in prayer as these men prepare for Ordination