Ordination of Deacon Paul J. Makar — May 16, 2010 in Philadelphia

Deacon Paul J. Makar, a life-long member of this parish, will be ordained to the priesthood at the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchial Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM.
A bus from our parish to the ordination will be provided free-of-charge.  However, bus reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Contact Anna Makar at the rectory at 732-826-0767 to reserve a seat(s) on the bus if still available.
A reception will follow the ordination celebration at the adjacent cathedral facilities.
Deacon Paul J. Makar, son of Deacon Paul Makar Jr. and Anna (Dzioba) Makar, is a 1986 graduate of Assumption Catholic School, his parish school, and, in 1990, of  Bishop Ahr High School, Edison, NJ.  Deacon Paul earned a degree in Marine Engineering from SUNY Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, Throggs Neck, NY. He spent five years in the US Navy including two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf.  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, Paul entered St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington, DC to attend The Catholic University of America.  He completed his pre-theology studies, earning a licentiate degree in Philosophy (Ph.L.) and is completing studies for a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in Theology.
He was ordained to the diaconate by Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka on May 31, 2009 in our parish church.
May God bless Deacon Paul as he completes his journey to the priesthood!
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