Telephone: (213) 637-7734

Welcome to the Deacons in Ministry Page for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Permanent Deacons are ordained ministers who take the spirit and message of Jesus to the marketplace. Deacons give gives generously of their time, energy and talents to others, especially the poor. Each deacon’s ministry varies. Some reach out to the sick, those in prison, the homeless. A deacon proclaims the gospel and preaches. He conducts liturgical services including Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.


Get to know our staff below and view the resources on various topics.


Deacon’s CouncilDeacons at MassDeacons in Ministry |

Deacon’s Info Sheet (PDF) | Further Resources |

Our Staff

Dn. Shane Cuda



(213) 637-7734

Deacons Staff