The Office of Diaconate Formation, Ministry & Life oversees the candidates during their process toward ordination and helps coordinate ongoing formation and assignments after ordination. These ordained ministers are an increasingly crucial support to the liturgical and social life of the Diocesan Church.
Office of the Permanent Diaconate
925 S. Logan Boulevard
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Deacon Michael L. Russo Deacon Gene P. Neral Joan M. Noonan
Associate Director of Formation Director of Diaconate Office of Diaconate
Michael.Russo@atlanticbb.net email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
On May 18, 2013, Bishop Mark Bartchak ordained Mr. Samuel Albarano, Jr.,
and Mr. Gary Gill to the Sacred Order of the Permanent Diaconate.
Pictured are (left to right): Deacon Michael Russo,
Associate Director for Diaconal Formation;
Deacon Gill; Bishop Bartchak; Deacon Albarano and
Deacon Gene Neral, Director of the Permanent Diaconate.