Fr. Stephan Isaac

Fr. Stephan (Steve) Isaac was born on September 26, 1987 and is
originally from Easton, PA.  He is the son of Mrs. Rebecca Isaac and the
late Dr. Mal B. Isaac (1944-2003).  Fr. Isaac is the youngest of four
children, with two older brothers, Jordan and Damien, and one sister,
Jacinta, who’s the oldest.  Fr. Isaac is proudly 100% Lebanese with a
huge dose of “Aussie” (Australian).  His mother, Rebecca, was born and
raised in Sydney, Australia and so she came from a large Lebanese
community that settled in Australia.  Fr. Isaac’s entire maternal side of the
family still resides in Australia.  

Mrs. Isaac emigrated to the U.S. from Australia in 1978 when she
married her beloved husband, Mal.  Dr. Mal Isaac was a compassionate
and caring physician – he was a gastroenterologist, specializing in the
digestive system of the body.  Dr. Isaac was an Army veteran of the
Vietnam War, serving as a battalion surgeon with the 101st Airborne
Division and as medical director of the voluntary drug rehabilitation
program of South Vietnam.  Dr. Isaac tragically passed away on October
28, 2003 from pancreatic cancer and is greatly missed by his family.

Fr. Isaac was baptized and confirmed in the Maronite rite of the Catholic
Church but also grew up in the Roman rite of the Church.  As a result, Fr.
Isaac is blessed to call two parishes in Easton his home: Our Lady of
Lebanon Maronite Church and St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church.  

Father attended St. Jane’s grade school in Easton and then Notre Dame
High School-Green Pond, graduating from there in 2006.  Father Isaac
attended American University (AU) in Washington, DC and graduated in
2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a second
major in Political Science, concentrating on U.S. Foreign Policy, the
Middle East, and American Government.  After graduating from AU, he
immediately entered St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, PA
in the Fall 2010.

Father Isaac loves sports, especially volleyball, basketball, soccer, and
tennis.  He especially loves college basketball and his favorite team is the
North Carolina Tar Heels.  Fr. Isaac is an avid moviegoer and film buff
and his favorites are The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Star Wars.  He
also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, working out
doing P90X3, hiking, listening to music, traveling, and going to the beach.

Some other fun facts about Fr. Isaac is that he has a hopeless addiction
to Chipotle Mexican Grill.  His all-time favorite TV show is LOST and he
studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt for the Fall semester of his senior year in
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Homily Reflections
5th Sunday in Lent - Dying to Ourselves
3rd Sunday in Lent - Jesus and the Moral Law
2nd Sunday in Lent - Divine Previews and the Lord's Will
1st Sunday in Lent - Repentance and Renewal in Christ
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Hope in the Midst of Suffering
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Passing Things vs. Eternal Things
Feast of the Holy Family
4th Sunday of Advent - Nothing is Impossible for God
3rd Sunday of Advent - Preparing the Way of the Lord
1st Sunday of Advent - The Nature of Advent
Christ the King - The Dignity of the Human Person
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Humility
All Saints Day
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Essence of the Catholic Faith
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Parable of the Two Sons
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Generosity of God
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Forgiveness
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Growing in Selflessness
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Gift of Authority
Feast of the Transfiguration
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Kingdom of Heaven
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Parable of Wheat & Weeds
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Freedom
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fear
Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
Pentecost Sunday - The Holy Spirit and the Church
7th Sunday of Easter - Are We Willing to Suffer for Christ?