Permanent Diaconate

The office of the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of San Diego is a ministry of service and leadership in the Church. Permanent deacons are ordained ministers who assist the bishop and priests in various pastoral and sacramental functions.

Million Meals

The deacons of the Diocese of San Diego come together to live out their mission to serve the needy by coordinating an event that provides a million nutritious meals to children and families living in extreme poverty. Learn more about this project below:

Million Meals Project
Donate to Million Meals
Million Meal Event Deacons
About the Deacons

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Rev. Eduardo A. Samaniego, SJ
Phone: (858) 490-8216
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Clarissa Martinez
Associate Director
Phone: (858) 490-8298
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Mark Smith
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8239
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