Interested in the Diaconate?

Contact: Leon Suprenant
Phone: (913) 647-0358

Ordination of Permanent Deacons 2009
Ordination of 17 Permanent Deacons
April 9, 2011
(Photos courtesy of The Leaven)


Under the direction of the Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas and in fidelity to Vatican and national norms, the Office of the Permanent Diaconate invites, forms, and supports deacons, who are called to serve the Church in Northeast Kansas through the ministry of the Word, the ministry of the altar, and above all, the ministry of charity.

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“For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  — Mark 10:45

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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)