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Executive Director

Father Louis V. Iasiello, OFM, PhD
Executive Director
liasiello@pcj.edu
+1-614-985-2222

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Associate Director

Deacon Roger Carrier
Associate Director
rcarrier@pcj.edu
+1-614-985-2250

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Associate Director

Deacon Michael Berstene
Associate Director
mberstene@pcj.edu
+1-614-985-2224

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Josephinum Diaconate Institute
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43235
jdi@pcj.edu

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Mary Claire Albert Business Office -DLD-F10 Pontifical College Josephinum 7625 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43235

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The Josephinum Diaconate Institute     Verbum – Liturgia – Caritas
Mission
Mission
The mission of the Josephinum Diaconate Institute is to strengthen pre- and post-ordination diaconate formation on a national and worldwide basis. Designed to accentuate both the theoretical and practical dimensions of theology, our courses are hybrid in nature and include reading assignments, brief reflection papers, and online forums utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
History
History
The Institute was inaugurated by the Pontifical College Josephinum – a Roman Catholic seminary in Columbus, Ohio – in 2007, in further fidelity to its own mission of providing formation and education for men aspiring to the priesthood. Founded in 1888, the Josephinum was granted pontifical status in 1892 by Pope Leo XIII and is the only pontifical seminary outside of Italy.
Identity
Identity
The Josephinum Diaconate Institute of the Pontifical College Josephinum offers educational programs through distance learning – in both English and Spanish – to diaconal aspirants and candidates, permanent deacons and their spouses, and lay ministers serving or preparing to serve the people of God through ministry in the Church.
Customized Programs
Customized Programs
The Institute’s unique Inquiry/Aspirancy/Propaedeutic Program is designed to prepare aspirants for entry into a Candidacy Program. The Candidacy Program offers a wide range of course offerings in each of the theological disciplines. The Institute customizes its degree and certificate programs to meet the specific needs of each (arch)diocese.
Fully Accredited
Fully Accredited
Fully Accredited and in Compliance with the Guidelines of USCCB’s National Directory. The Institute’s state-of-the-art distance learning program is fully accredited by The Association of Theological Schools.
Qualified Faculty
Qualified Faculty
Theological and Practical Courses Taught by Qualified Faculty. Courses are taught in fall, spring, and summer 12-week trimesters by highly qualified permanent deacons, priests, and laity with academic credentials (licentiates/doctorates) and years of pastoral experience.
Bilingual & Financially Accessible
Bilingual & Financially Accessible
Degree and certificate programs offered by the Institute are available in both English and Spanish to students from all walks of life and academic backgrounds. The Institute strives to serve (arch)dioceses with limited personnel and financial resources by offering modest tuition rates and fees.
“I invite all dioceses to utilize the Josephinum Diaconate Institute’s programs, especially those looking for quality formation programming to form tomorrow’s permanent deacons.” The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre Apostolic Nuncio to The United States & Chancellor of the Pontifical College Josephinum

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