272 Bainbridge Street  Dayton, Ohio 45402    

937-228-1223 or 937-228-8518

Fax 937-445-0232

George Zvonar

Deacon


   I was ordained by the Archbishop as a permanent deacon in 1982.  Preparation for this ordination included three years of studies and formation at Mount Saint Mary's of the West Seminary in Cincinnati.
  
  The role of deacon is one of service for Christ to our parish at Holy Trinity with guidance and consent of the Archbishop and our pastor.  

   The sacrament of ordination enables me to preside at the sacraments of Baptism and Matrimony.  I preside at marriage ceremonies where a Mass is not celebrated, and provide marriage preparation for these couples.

   My ministry is also accomplished through my service to the sick, the elderly, and shut-ins.  This ministry involves visitation at the home and the hospital.  Furthermore, I train parish laypeople who feel called to bring the Eucharist to the sick and home bound.

   The Archbishop has granted me faculties to preach at Mass.  In addition, I assist the priests as deacon at both Sunday and funeral Masses and act as presider for the burial service.


   Deacon George is married with children and grandchildren