Our Lady’s Church | Austin, Texas
Blessings and Congratulations to our newly ordained Deacons Mike Cunningham and Guy Helou! They were ordained to the Diaconate on Sunday, 13 January by Bishop A. Elias Zaidan. The church was full to capacity with friends and family members from out of town for this wonderful event. The new deacons will have a variety of new duties in our parish family. Besides being involved in the Divine Liturgies, they will also be teaching classes, bringing communion to the sick in our community, visiting the elderly and infirm in nursing homes and hospitals, and other supportive roles in parish outreach.
Deacon Guy immigrated to the United States in 1987 from Lebanon. He has been involved with Religious Education, RCIA, bible studies, and ACTS retreats. Deacon Mike is a career educator who has been a member of Our Lady’s and serving in ministry for over eight years. We wish them many blessings as they both continue ministering and serving Our Lord!
Saint Anthony Maronite Church | Lawrence, MA
by Elie and Nadine Daou
On 3 November 2018, after six years of hard work, dedication, and studies in the diaconate program of the Archdiocese of Boston, Nadim Daou was ordained to the order of deacon by Bishop Gregory Mansour. Deacon Nadim was sponsored by Father Elie Mikhael, the pastor of St. Anthony Maronite Church.
Deacon Nadim was surrounded by the newly-ordained deacons of his class and several clerics members from Melkite, Latin, and Maronite Churches.
The parish family of Saint Anthony, and family and friends jointed in the celebration of this special day.