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 …

The Presentation of the New Eparch of Newton

August 20, 2022 0 Comments

Bishop-elect Francois (Beyrouti) is presented to us in this video  

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 …

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 …

The USA Melkite Church’s Ministry today

January 29, 2022 0 Comments

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, Bishop Nicholas gave a presentation on the ministries of the Melkite Church here in the USA. The Bishop speaks to a number of things about the life of the Church –and the survival and demise of some parishes– the Liturgy, priesthood, diaconate, the work of the laity, the education of …

Father Theophan Paul Leonarczyk reposed in the Lord

April 17, 2021 0 Comments

Today, Father Theophan Paul Leonarczyk reposed in the Lord, he died following ill health. Father Theophan was a priest of the Eparchy of Newton and served as the Chancellor for the Eparchy. He was a very kind man. Let us pray for God’s mercy upon Father Theophan and the consolation of his family. May Father …

Ordinations plus… for the Eparchy of Newton

August 16, 2020 0 Comments

Recently, Bishop Nicholas Samra announced the wonderful news that Father Mark Melone –who last year lovingly came to shepherd Holy Transfiguration, after the passing of the beloved pastor of nearly 50 years, Father Joseph Francavilla– has been assigned as our new pastor at Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church. Saturday, on the Feast of the Dormition …