|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 of 2010. Fr. Isaac was ordained a priest for the diocese of
Allentown on June 4, 2016 and has enjoyed being a priest ever since.
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, learning foreign languages, traveling,
and going to the beach.
Some other fun facts about Fr. Isaac are that he has a hopeless addiction
to Chipotle Mexican Grill. His all-time favorite TV show is LOST and he
was crowned the Homecoming King his senior year in high school. Lastly,
he studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt for the Fall semester of his senior year
in college and that was one of the best four months of his life.
|St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
|St. Ignatius Loyola Parish