Eight men from various parts of Delaware will become permanent deacons when they are ordained by The Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, at 11 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington.
After Malooly ordains them, they will be assigned to serve in parishes and other ministries in the diocese. The new deacons will assist at Mass by proclaiming the Gospel and preaching.
Lawrence C. Brecht, a resident of Hockessin and member of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, holds a degree in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Delaware. He is employed by AstraZeneca. He and his wife, Lauren, have four children.
David G. Feaster II is from Bear and is a member of Holy Family Parish in Newark. This United States Marine Corps veteran and his wife, Julie, have four children. He is employed at Republic Services as a diesel mechanic. As a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus, Feaster is a member of the St. Michael Council, Cardinal Gibbons Assembly. He is also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Darrell LaShomb is a member of Holy Family Parish in Newark. He and his wife, Beth, live in Newark and have three children and three grandchildren. A northern New York State native, he holds a Bachelor of Science from SUNY College at Brockport and is a DuPont Co. employee. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Code Purple, and he is an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion to the Sick.
John G. Molitor Sr. lives in Milford and is a member of St. Edmond Parish in Rehoboth Beach. He and his wife, Kathleen, have three children and one grandchild. The Williamsport, Pennsylvania, native served in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Delaware National Guard for 24 years. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police in 2006 after a 17-year career as a state trooper. Molitor holds a bachelor’s degree from Ottawa University and a Master’s from Florida Metropolitan University, now Everest University, and is a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus.
Christopher M. Moran’s family has worshiped at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in New Castle since 1860. He attended Salesianum and the University of Delaware, and works in administration with Parcels Inc. The Wilmington resident serves his parish as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Pastoral Council and his community as a member of the Brandywine Village Civic Association Centenary Committee.
Joseph P. Roach and his wife, Barbara, live in Newark, and he is a member of Holy Family Parish. They have three children and three grandchildren. A teacher for more than 30 years, he holds a degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and teaches at The New School in Newark and Delaware Technical and Community College in Wilmington. His service to the church includes choir member, cantor, extraordinary minister of holy communion to the sick, lector, acolyte and sacristan. He is also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Sean M. Sudler, his wife, Amber, and their four children live in Newark and are members of St. Matthew’s Church. He is a graduate of Brandywine High School and holds a degree in accounting from Wilmington University. The Bank of New York Mellon manager is a contributor and/or volunteer with Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and is a contributor of Child Inc.
José Sanchez and his wife, Olga, live in New Castle and are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bear. He holds a degree in biology from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and is employed at Siemens Diagnostics. Sanchez is a pre-cana facilitator, a religious education catechist and an advocate for the diocesan tribunal.
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