Office for Deacons

The Office for Deacons is charged by the Bishop with the direction of all programs related Diaconate Ministry in the Diocese of Wilmington. Its primary responsibilities are two fold: (1) the assignment, evaluation and continuing formation of ordained deacons, and (2) the selection as well as the spiritual, academic and pastoral formation of aspirants and candidates to the Diaconate.

Rev. John A. Grasing; Director

15 men from across Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore are ordained to the permanent diaconate by the Most Reverend William E. Koenig, Bishop of Wilmington at St. Joseph Church in Middletown, Delaware on August 7, 2021.  Watch the ordination here:


How to reach us
Office for Deacons
1626 N. Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone: (302) 573-2390
Fax: (302) 573-6944
[email protected]

Diaconate Formation Program
Academic Calendar

Permanent Deacons
Continuing Formation Opportunities
Calendar of Events
Deacon Council

Deacon Community News

Special Interest Links
National Association of Diaconate Directors 
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
National Diaconate Institute for Continuing Education