Offices merge for Melkite vocations

November 7, 2022 0 Comments

In a November 3, 2022 letter to the clergy of the Eparchy of Newton, Bishop François announced the new vocation’s director in the person of Father John Mefrige (see the blog post on this site for November 6). The Director of the Deacon Formation Program remains with Father Bryan McNeil. Contact information: Father John: …

New vocation director for Eparchy

November 6, 2022 0 Comments

Bishop François appointed Father John Mefrige is the pastor of Three Hierarchs Byzantine Melkite Mission in San Antonio, Texas, as the new Director of Vocations for the Eparchy of Newton. Father Mefrige succeeds Archimandrite John Azar who recently retired from active ministry and has served as a vocation director since 2011. We are grateful to …

Livestream of Bishop François’ Enthronement Liturgy

October 18, 2022 0 Comments

The live stream of the Enthronement of Bishop François as the new eparchy of the Eparchy of Newton will be on ZOOM through Annunciation Cathedral. Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m. EST. Short link Passcode: 755665


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 …