Office of the Permanent Diaconate

Deacon Information Nights in 2018!

Thursday, Aug 23 Savior Pastoral Center (KCK)
Tuesday, Aug 28 Annunciation (Frankfort)
Monday, Sept 10 Holy Cross (Overland Park)
Tuesday, Sept 18 St. Francis Xavier (Burlington)
Thursday, Sept 20 Christ the King (Topeka)
Monday, Sept 24 Cathedral of St. Peter (KCK)
Tuesday, Oct 16 St. Benedict (Atchison)
Wednesday, Oct 24 Corpus Christi (Lawrence)

All information nights begin at 7:00 p.m., and allow two hours.

Everyone who is interested in learning more about the diaconate and the details of our archdiocesan formation program are welcome to attend. Those who believe the Lord is calling them to serve the Church as deacons will be given resources to assist in their discernment. Attendance at an information night of the inquirer’s choosing is required for those who intend to apply for admission to the diaconate program.

For more information, email or call (913) 647-0358.

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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)


Archbishop Naumann has accepted the following men as candidates for the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.  Please pray for these men as they continue their four-year-long journey of formation: 

  • 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, St Bernard, Wamego
  • Mark Mies, St. Joseph, Shawnee 
  • Jim Mullin, Nativity, Leawood
  • Bob Ortiz, Mater Dei, Topeka
  • 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


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