Deacon George A. Mais, Jr.
I was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 4th, 1943 and moved to North Bellmore, NY in 1952 with my mother, father, and sister. Our family grew after that to include two more sisters and a brother.
I met my future spouse through my sister, who when to the same all girls high school. After serving in the Army during the Vietnam war, I married the love of my life on August 19, 1967. We resided in Westbury, NY and attended St. Brigid parish. Our first two daughters, Kathleen and Christine were born there.
We moved to Levittown in the fall of 1971 where the remainder of our family was born (Marie, Michelle, Joseph, Theresa, and Jennifer). We joined St. Ignatius parish at that time.
Over the years we have assisted this beautiful parish in various ministries. My wife, Mickey, has assisted in the religious education program for over 30 years at various levels. I assisted with the 6th, 76th, and 8th levels in Confirmation preparation. Mickey and I were Pre-Cana facilitators and later became trainers for other facilitators; I became the coordinator.
I have been a Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion, assisted with the homebound on Sundays, and a Lector.
I was Ordained Deacon – May 2007 and have served here at St. Ignatius Loyola since.
Deacon Mario Raul Gomez
Deacon Mario Raul Gomez born in Guatemala City, September 20, 1960 middle of seven children father Elias Gomez was a construction worker, mother Emma was a stay home to take care of children. Early years elementary was done in a catholic school named “Casa Central” served as altar service for 2 years, graduated as an accountant in 1979 form the institute of commerce, before coming to the USA in January of 1981. Married to Dora Gomez in our Lady of Loreto in Hempstead in 1988, have two children Nicole and Mario. Nicole was married to Bobby Torres in 2017 now we have two beautiful grandchildren Riley and Mia. Began serving God in St Ignatius Loyola in early 2004 as an usher, lector then with religious education until the present time. Studied sacred scriptures, pastoral studies, theology in St Mathew institute for 4 years graduated in 2009. Started in the seminary of Immaculate Conception Lloyd Harbor in 2014, ordained by Bishop John Barres as permanent Deacon in 2017. Some of the ministries that I serve our parish are Pre-Cana, Focus, Rica, RE. Currently employed as a manufacturer manager in Melville for the past 25 yrs.
Deacon José C.
Born in El Salvador, came to live in the United States in 1988. He studied his Diaconate program in the seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Lloyd Harbor, NY. He was ordained in 2017 in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY.
Deacon José speaks Spanish and English, has been married for 34 years, and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
His Hobbies are, reading and exercising.