Office of the Permanent Diaconate

Upcoming Events:


  • October 2-4, 2015 - Formation weekend
  • October 16-18, 2015 - Annual Deacon Retreat
  • November 6-8, 2015 - Formation weekend
  • November 14, 2015 - “Honey, have you seen my stole?” - with Deacon Joseph Michalak
  • December 4-6, 2015 - Formation weekend
  • December 5, 2015 - Evening with Archbishop Naumann (6:30pm-9:00pm)

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

Please pray for the following men who continue their formation as Candidates to the Permanent Diaconate:

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


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"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)


Archbishop Naumann has accepted the following 21 men into the diaconate formation program for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.  Please pray for these men as they begin their year-long journey of discernment: 

  • Chris Allen, Corpus Christi, Lawrence 
  • David Auten, St. Matthew, Topeka
  • Ken Billinger, Ascension, Overland Park 
  • Bill Graveman, Sacred Heart, Tonganoxie 
  • Tom Greer, St. Joseph, Shawnee 
  • Mario Gutierrez, All Saints, KCK
  • Vince Hallouer, St. Paul, Olathe
  • Patrick Hood, IC-St. Joseph, Leavenworth 
  • Jason Imlay, Prince of Peace, Olathe 
  • Kris Kuckelman, Ascension, Overland Park 
  • John Langer, Christ the King, Topeka
  • Jody Madden, Most Pure Heart, Topeka 
  • Mark Mies, St. Joseph, Shawnee 
  • Jim Mullin, Nativity, Leawood
  • Bob Ortiz, Mater Dei, Topeka
  • Rob Peschel, St. Gregory, Marysville 
  • Justin Reuter, Prince of Peace, Olathe
  • Daniel Vehige, Sacred Heart, Emporia 
  • Pat Wike, Sacred Heart, Paxico 
  • John Williams, Holy Spirit, Overland Park 
  • Michael Wilson, Cathedral of St. Peter, KCK