On May 5, 2019, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak celebrated the Holy Liturgy (Qurobo) at Virgin Mary church, Paramus, NJ. He was assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Andrew Bahhi, in the presence of Very Rev. Fr. John Al-Khouri and Very Rev. Fr. Saliba Kassis.
The occasion was a ceremonial communion for the Sunday School students of the parish. 16 students received the Holy Communion after they went through a course in Catechism for two months, in which they learnt about the Seven Sacraments of the Syriac Orthodox Church and Her faith.
In his sermon, His Eminence asked questions about the Holy Communion, which the students answered skillfully, and stressed on the importance of the parents’ and the Sunday School’s roles in bringing up faithful generations for the Church. then he. He thanked the Sunday School teachers for a job well done and blessed the students and their parents.