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 Antonio Gordon
Antonio Gordon, was born in Quito, Ecuador. His family immigrated to the United States in 1965. He attended Holy Name of Jesus School and Rice High School in Manhattan. Antonio was a Pharmacy and Health and Beauty Aid entrepreneur at the age of 17. In 1976 emigrated to his native Ecuador enrolling at the Central University of Ecuador, School of Medicine, where he graduated with a degree as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. While in medical school, he started a building management company to support his young family and finance his studies. In 1986 Antonio returned to the USA with his wife and 3 children. Antonio has 5 grandchildren. He worked for multiple Hospitals, as a Paramedic in the NYC 911 System, and was Director of the Ambulance Service for Lenox Hill Hospital. He was also a Transplant Coordinator for the NY Regional Organ Transplant Program and New York Organ Donor Network. Subsequently, he received a license as a Registered Nurse and obtained a Master’s degree in Nursing Education. Antonio has been in Health Care for 43 years and in Hospital management for the last 25 years. He has a Master’s degree in Theology and is an Ordained Deacon of the Catholic Church. He has complete certification courses in Catholic Bioethics, Faith Community Nursing, and Chaplaincy Management. Currently, he is the Vice-president of Pastoral Care and Formation for the Catholic Health of Long Island.