Permanent Diaconate

Contact Info & Staff

Directs the process of discernment and application and provides the program of formation and personnel services for permanent deacons.

Direct services to the Deacon community includes continuing education, retreats and newsletters,  and the creation of the Deacon Handbook and directory.  Click here to download the requirements and more information.  

Deacon Formation Information Brochure (PDF)


  1. To organize and supervise a formation program for candidates to the Permanent Diaconate.
  2. To serve as liaison to the community of Permanent Deacons in the Syracuse Diocese.

Watch the 2016 Permanent Diaconate Ordination here.  Thank you to Syracuse Catholic TV, a HOPE Appeal ministry, for the coverage.

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