Our seminarian, Sub-deacon Paul J. Makar, will be ordained deacon on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2009 by Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka. On that Sunday there will be only one Divine Liturgy, at 10:00 a.m. Choir Boyan will sing the responses. All are invited to attend the liturgy and see our seminarian ordained a deacon. A luncheon will be held in the school auditorium following the liturgy. Everyone is invited, but we ask that you sign the sheet in the church vestibule so that we know how many people to prepare for.
Paul, who is currently studying for the priesthood at Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, was ordained in November here in his home parish to the Catholic order of subdiaconate.
Paul, 36, has a degree in Maritime Engineering from SUNY and spent five years in the US Navy. He was released from active duty in 1999 with the rank of lieutenant. He later worked as an engineer and served in the Navy Reserves. In 2004 he felt a calling to the priesthood and entered St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington, DC.