Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will ordain 16 men to the permanent diaconate during a ceremony at which their wives and families will be present on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. As ordained members of the clergy in the Catholic Church, the new deacons will take on greater roles of service in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Below are their brief biographies. will provide complete coverage of the ordination Mass.