Deacon Inquirers

Deacon_Inquirers.jpgThe Pontifical College Josephinum is pleased to serve the local Catholic community by offering courses for those interested in the Order of Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church.


For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Josephinum is offering courses to help you fulfill the prerequisite courses a candidate to the diocesan diaconate program must successfully complete before he begins the aspirancy year. The tuition is $675 for a three credit hour course, which meets on 14 Saturdays throughout the term. If you have never taken a course at the Josephinum there is a $75 nonrefundable application fee.


For more information, specific to the courses, please contact the Registrar’s Office at the Pontifical College Josephinum via e-mail or by phone 614-985-2226.


If you have questions about the Diocese of Columbus’ Deacon Program, please contact Deacon Frank Iannarino at .


We look forward to welcoming you to campus as you discern your diaconate vocation, as we help you fulfill your academic prerequisite requirements.


Fall 2017 Semester

On Saturdays during the Fall 2017 semester, the following courses will be offered:

  •  DO 946 DE:     Theology of the Diaconate – Deacon Frank Iannarino    9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • HS 521 DE:      Church History – Dr. Eric Graff                                     9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • DO 717 DE:     Fundamental Theology – Dr. Perry Cahall                     1:00 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m.

These 3 credit hour courses will be held on the following Saturdays:

  •  September 9, 16, 23, 30
  •  October 7, 14, 21, 28
  •  November 4, 11, 18
  •  December 2, 9
  •  December 16 – Final Exam



Deacon Inquirer Application 2017-2018

Course Registration Form