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Diaconate Contact:

Deacon Mark Machuga
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100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 421-3131 ext. 2641
Fax: (513) 421-6225


The Office of the Diaconate provides general catechesis and information on the vocation of the deacon.  It conducts the selection and admission process for applicants to diaconate formation and provides, through the Athenaeum of Ohio, a diaconate formation program for the archdiocese.  The Office encourages spiritual, intellectual, personal, ministerial and communal growth among deacons and serves as a resource for placement and other personnel concerns of diocesan deacons.

2013 Ordination Rite


       Vocation and Discernment


Men of the Archdiocese:  Have you ever wondered if you might be called to be a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church?  Wonder what a deacon does and what it takes to become a deacon?  If so, please attend an informational meeting, along with your wife.

The dates are:

Northern Region:                Tuesday, March 28 – 6:30 p.m.

St. Michael Parish
33 Elm St
Fort Loramie, OH   45845

Cincinnati Region:              Tuesday, April 4 – 7:00 p.m.

St. Ignatius Parish
5222 North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati [Monfort Heights], OH  45247

Dayton Region:                    Thursday, April 6 – 7:00 p.m.

St. Helen Parish
605 Granville Place
Riverside, OH 45431

For more information and to register, please contact Deacon Mark Machuga, Director of the Office of the diaconate at (513) 421-3131, ext. 2641 or