Office of the Permanent Diaconate

The Office of the Permanent Diaconate fosters vocations to the permanent diaconate and coordinates the formation of candidates for ordination. It also seeks to minister to the needs of deacons and their families and provide them with opportunities for continued academic, spiritual, pastoral and human formation. In addition, the Office supports the archbishop in the placement and support of deacons in parishes and other assignments.

Office of Permanent Diaconate Staff:

Rev. Msgr. Michael W. Fisher

Vicar for Clergy and Secretary for Ministerial Leadership

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301-853-4550

Deacon Don Longano

Director, Office of the Permanent Diaconate

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301-853-4583

Deacon Joseph Curtis, Jr.

Pastoral Care Coordinator

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Diane Biggs

Administrative Assistant

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301-853-5345

Rev. Msgr. Robert Panke

Rector, Saint John Paul II Seminary, and Director, Priest and Permanent Diaconate Formation

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301-853-5345

Deacon Charles Huber

Assistant Director of Permanent Diaconate Formation

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301-853-4582

Deacon Steve Maselko

Coordinator of Pastoral Field Formation

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