About Permanent Deacons

Our Mission:

Deacons in the Baltimore Archdiocese are men who have heard the call to Diaconia from our Lord Jesus and answered it through discernment, formation, ordination, and service.

Church Documents


Exploring the Diaconate


Letter of Understanding


Funeral Guidelines


Dates to Hold:

Feb. 24-26, 2017     Deacon Retreat, Priest Field Pastoral Center
May 6, 2017            Permanent Deacon Ordination, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 10 am
Sept. 15-17, 2017    Deacon Convocation, Turf Valley