Office of the Permanent Diaconate

Please pray for the following men who were accepted as Candidates to the Permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Joseph Naumann at a special Mass on August 25, 2013:

Joe Allen
Dave Cresswell
Mike Denning
Dean Gilbert
Steve Lemons
Mike Moffitt
Nicholas Moragues

Marcos Navarro
Phillip Nguyen
Stephen Nguyen
Timothy Ruoff
Bill Scholl
Ralph Schramp
Chris Slater
Bradley Sloan
John Stanley
Leon Suprenant
Steve White
Ron Zishka

Director: Father Gary Pennings, V.G. 
(913) 721-1570, ext. 155

Associate Director:  Father Gregory Hammes  

Pastoral Associate for Administration:
Mr. Leon Suprenant   (913) 721-1570

Links to more information:

Deacon article from "The Leaven"

    - by Leon Suprenant 

Deacon Directory

USCCB Diaconate information

Frequently Asked Questions About Deacons

For questions on the diaconate, 

Ordination of Permanent Deacons 2009

Ordination of 17 Permanent Deacons
April 9, 2011 
(Photos courtesy of The Leaven)


Upcoming Events:

  • February 1, 2014 - Continuing Education for Deacons with Family Life Office
  • April 5, 2014 - Morning of Reflection for deacon wives with Teresa Tomeo
  • October 24-26, 2014 - Deacon Retreat with Deacon Jim Keating

Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. . . . Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this scripture he told him the good news of Jesus. . . . And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.    
                –Acts 8:26-40

"Dedicated to duties of charity and of administration, let deacons be mindful of the admonition of Blessed Polycarp: 'Be merciful, diligent, walking according to the truth of the Lord, who became the servant of all.'"

--Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, no. 29 (1964)