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Permanent deacons from across the diocese will be ordained this weekend

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Five men will be ordained by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge to the permanent diaconate Jan. 12 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington at 11 a.m. The deacons are Felipe Tubil Averia, Malcolm Louis D’Souza, Kenneth Joseph Galvin, Anthony Joseph Renzette and Peter Andrew Reyda.

Felipe Tubil Averia

Felipe Tubil “Ping”Averia, a parishioner of St. Leo the Great Church in Fairfax, was born June 6, 1966, in the Philippines to Cepriano and Mercedes Tubil Averia. He is the youngest of seven. He is a certified public accountant and financial planning manager. He married Rowena (“Weng”) Dec. 23, 1996, and moved to the United States in the summer of 1998. He and his wife have one son, Benjamin, and both volunteer as youth and young adult coordinators for Families in Christ Jesus.

Malcolm Louis D’Souza

Malcolm Louis D’Souza, a parishioner of Holy Spirit Church in Annandale, was born Dec. 19, 1966, in Pakistan to Zachary and Annie D’Souza. He moved to the United States July 31, 1973. He is an IT specialist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He married Kathleen Donahue April 12, 1997. He has four daughters, one of whom is deceased. He is an extraordinary minister of holy Communion who brings the Eucharist to the homebound, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and he and his family volunteer at the Missionaries of Charity in Washington.

Kenneth Joseph Galvin

Kenneth Joseph Galvin, a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Warrenton, was born Dec. 20, 1958, in Newark, N.J., to Eugene and Elizabeth Galvin. He is a senior product manager with KACE/Quest Software. He married Christine Kronschnabel Aug. 29, 1987, and they have one son and three daughters. He is a choir director and led the young adults group.

Anthony Joseph Renzette

Anthony Joseph Renzette, a parishioner of St. Theresa Church in Ashburn, was born Dec. 11, 1969, in Wilmington, Del., to Leo and Mary Jane Renzette. He works with MITA Group Inc. He married Elizabeth Appel Nov. 18, 1995, and they have three sons and one daughter. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, men’s discipleship group, teen discipleship groups, men’s Bible study group, a stakeholder in WorkCamp, is an extraordinary minister of holy Communion, and is involved with hospital ministry.

Peter Andrew Reyda

Peter Andrew Reyda, a parishioner of St. Timothy Church in Chantilly, was born Oct. 1, 1966, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., to Robert and Elena Reyda. He is a chief building tech with Corporate Office Property Trust. He married Janet Clark, May 22, 1993, and they have two sons. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, an extraordinary minister of holy Communion, usher and lector.


© Arlington Catholic Herald 2019