September 13, 2022 0 Comments

Here is a note received from the Chancellor of the Eparchy of Newton, the Very Reverend James Koury: We send heartfelt congratulations and prayers to the following brothers who recently received blessings as readers and/or subdeacons, and those who were ordained to the Diaconate and/or Priesthood. Priest: Rev. Fr. Peter Wingerter, September 11, 2022, at …

Learning to serve the Divine Liturgy

September 4, 2022 0 Comments

This weekend we are honored by having Fr. James Brent OP, serve the Divine Liturgy and preach; Fr. Dennis concelebrated. Fr. James is a Dominican friar and is a professor at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. He’s learning the Divine Liturgy very well. He joins a few other Dominicans in the USA …

Celebrate a New Church Year, 7531

September 1, 2022 0 Comments

New Bishop for the Eparchy of Newton

August 20, 2022 0 Comments

FATHER FRANCOIS BEYROUTI NAMED 6TH EPARCHIAL BISHOP OF NEWTON Bishop Nicholas Samra is happy to announce that His Holiness, Pope Francis, has given his assent to the canonical election of Father Francois Beyrouti as the 6th Eparchial Bishop of Newton for Melkite Greek Catholics in the United States. Father Francois, 51, was elected on June …

Victim Assistance in the Eparchy of Newton

August 3, 2022 0 Comments

The Victim Assistance private toll-free phone line for the reporting of sexual abuse in the Eparchy of Newton has been established. This phone rings to and is answered only by the eparchial Victim Assistance Coordinator. As per the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Safe Environment, the number must appear prominently and permanently …

Pope Francis addresses Melkite Synod

June 20, 2022 0 Comments

This week the Melkite bishops are meeting in synod in Rome. Today, the Holy Father met with the Melkite bishops and gave the following address. There are two surprising points in the address which are highlighted below. Our own Bishop Nicholas is present at the synod. Among the many things synod will consider at this …

New applications for deacon program

February 17, 2022 0 Comments

From the Director of Deacon Formation: Fr. Bryan McNeil announces that the Eparchy of Newton is now accepting new applicants for the deacon program. Please send application requests to Fr. Bryan at The residency session for 2022 runs May 30 – June 10. Also, applications for the sub-deacon program are being accepted. Please keep …