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History of the Diaconate in Hawaii

Above is an excerpt from the Permanent Deacon Handbook, June 2010

Ordinations of the seven classes so far were as follows:

  • Class one had eight men ordained on December 5, 1981 by Bishop John J. Scanlan.

  • Class two had ten men ordained in December 1984 by Bishop Joseph A. Ferrario. 

  • Class three had thirteen men ordained in June 1987 by Bishop Joseph A. Ferrario.

  • Class four had eight men ordained in July 1995 by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo.

  • Class five had eighteen men ordained in June/July 2001 by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo.

  • Class six had seventeen men ordained in January/February 2007 by Bishop Larry Silva.

  • Class seven had thirteen men ordained in January 2015 by Bishop Larry Silva.