About us

The information website DIAKONAT was created on 3 January 2001 and is the first Polish website wholly dedicated to the subject of diaconate. The website collects information concerning:

  • the education required for this level of service in the Church;
  • its history through the ages;
  • the development of the forms of this type of service and hierarchy in Christian Churches;
  • the female form of diaconate in the communion.

This website also contains information on the institution of permanent diaconate, renewed in the Catholic Church after the II Vatican Council.

PERMANENT DIACONATE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN POLAND – the history and the current status

At present, 46 permanent deacons (of the Latin rite) serve in the Catholic Churchand and 6 deacons ad sacerdotium non destinatus (of the Byzantine rite) serve in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Poland.

2021-06-20     In the Katowice archdiocese, Adam Dylus, the forty-sixth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2021-06-05     In the Legnica diocese, Dariusz Bak and Wojciech Dąbrowski, the forty-fourth and forty-fifth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2021-05-23     In the Warsaw archdiocese, Cezary Uszyński, the fourty-third permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2021-01-09    In the Zielona Góra – Gorzów diocese, Adam Runiewicz, the forty-second permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2020-08-10    In the Świdnica diocese, Tadeusz Dubicki, the forty-first permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2020-07-04     In the Ełk diocese, Jarosław Baturewicz, Andrzej Chołaszczyński, Wojciech Handke, Szczepan Okrój, Maciej Stęplewski and Krzysztof Szczepański, the thirty-fifth, thirty-sixth, thirty-seventh, thirty-eighth, thirty-ninth and fortieth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2020-06-29     In the Opole diocese, Jarosław Duszak (the thirty-fourth) and Jerzy Demski permanent deacons (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2020-05-24     In the Warmia archdiocese, Jacek Kowalski and Andrzej Wołodźko, the thirty-second and thirty-third permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2020-02-16     In the Sanok, Piotr Hryma OFM Conv., permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2019-06-30 In the Opole diocese, Piotr Kowalczyk, the thirty-first permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2019-04-08 In the Warsaw archdiocese, Andrea Nardotto, the thirtieth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2018-06-28     In the Katowice archdiocese, Andrzej Lwowski, the twenty-ninth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2018-06-27     In the Katowice archdiocese, Krystian Kukiełka, the twenty eight permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2017-12-08 In the Gliwice diocese, Tomasz Kosiek, the twenty seventh permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2017-06-28 Bogdan Pietnoczka received holy orders of Ukrainian Catholic Church diaconate /diaconus ad sacerdotium non destinatus/ as the sixth deacon (of the Byzantine rite) in Poland.

2017-06-25 In the Opole diocese, Marek Dziony (the twenty-sixth) and Damian Lenckowski permanent deacons (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2017-05-01 In the Ełk diocese, Arkadiusz Grining, Jan Konopko, Krzysztof Gładkowski and Józef Suwalski, the twenty-second, twenty-third, twenty-fourth, and twenty-fifth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2017-03-05 Włodzimierz Mosorow received holy orders of Ukrainian Catholic Church diaconate /diaconus ad sacerdotium non destinatus/ as the fifth deacon (of the Byzantine rite) in Poland.

2016-06-18 In the Szczecin archdiocese, Marcin Gajda, Paweł Ziętek, Romana Wojciechowski and Robert Marszałek, the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentyth and twenty-first permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2015-11-22 In the Warsaw archdiocese, Jan Ogrodzki, the seventeenth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2015-11-07 In the Gliwice diocese, Marek Czogalik, the sixteenth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2015-09-23 In the Katowice archdiocese, Tadeusz Cieślik and Bogdan Boruta, the fourteenth and fifteenth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2015-06-27 In the Opole diocese, Rudolf Wilczek, the thirteenth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2015-06-20 In the Opole diocese, Piotr Joszko, the twelfth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2014-10-16 In Warsaw, Benoît-Joseph brother from the Monastic Community of Jerusalem, permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2014-06-29 In the Warsaw archdiocese, Piotr Maciejewski, the eleventh permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2013-10-24 In the Katowice archdiocese, Albert Karkosz, the tenth permanent deacon (of the Latinrite) received holy orders.

2013-06-30 In the Opole diocese, Czesław Cebulla, Ryszard Kłoś and Rudolf Syga, the seventh, eighth and ninth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2011-11-05 In the Toruń diocese, Waldemar Rozynkowski, the sixth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2010-12-19 In the Toruń diocese, Mariusz Malinowski, the fifth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2010-09-26 Włodzimierz Kaczmar received holy orders of Ukrainian Catholic Church diaconate /diaconus ad sacerdotium non destinatus/ as the fourth deacon (of the Byzantine rite) in Poland.

2009-12-20 In the Ełk diocese, Stanisław Dziemian, the fourth permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2009-08-09 In the Warsaw archdiocese, Bogdan Sadowski, the third permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2008-06-08 In the Pelpin diocese, Zbigniew Machnikowski, the second permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders.

2008-06-06 In the Toruń diocese, Tomasz Chmielewski, the first permanent deacon (of the Latin rite) received holy orders. He is the second permanent deacon in the country.

2008-06-01 The Permanent Deacon Information Centre suspended its operation. The first in Poland course preparing men for deacon’s orders was completed by 4 candidates.

2005-10-14 In the Permanent Deacon Information Centre in Przysiek near Toruń, the formation was begun by 10 candidates from various dioceses.

Chosen events from 1999 to 2004

2004-04-07 The Polish Episcopal Conference decides on a formation programme for permanent diaconate candidates, both married and celibates.

2004-01-22 On the liturgical remembrance of St. Vincent, a deacon and martyr, the Congregation for Catholic Education approved, ad experimentum for the period of 6 years, the “Guidelines for the formation, life and service of permanent deacons in Poland”.

2003-10-30 Piotr Siwicki received holy orders of Ukrainian Catholic Church diaconate /diaconus ad sacerdotium non destinatus/ as the third deacon (of the Byzantine rite) in Poland.

2001-06-20 The Polish Episcopal Conference, during the 313 plenary assembly in Łowicz, introduced permanent diaconate. The orders will thus be able to be received by married men as well.

2000-20-28 Bohdan Pietnoczka OSBM received holy orders of Ukrainian Catholic Church diaconate /diaconus ad sacerdotium non destinatus/ as the second deacon (of the Byzantine rite) in Poland.

1999-06-11 The concluded II Polish Synod (1991-1999) opens the way for the introduction of permanent deaconate in Poland: “[Permanent deaconate] can also be given to married men. It is believed that in our present situation it can be a significant improvement of the realisation of the mission of the Church” /40th point (part X) of the documents/.

1993-03-17 Andrzej Chita received holy orders of Ukrainian Catholic Church diaconate /diaconus ad sacerdotium non destinatus/ as the first deacon (of the Byzantine rite) in Poland!