Our parish is blessed...
to have the following clergy currently serve our community
Pastor: Fr. Milad T. Yaghi, MLM
Associate Pastor: Fr. Edward Hanna, MLM
Sub-Deacon: Dr. George Carrum
Fr. Milad T. Yaghi, MLM
Fr. Milad Joined the Maronite Lebanese Missionaries in 1977 at the young age of 13. After 10 years of schooling at the Collège Des Apôtres and The University of Kaslik, he was ordained a priest on July 9, 1988. Soon after, he was sent to France to earn his Master’s Degree in Catholic Theology from the University of Strasbourg, and became assistant pastor for a parish in Metz.
Fr. Milad was assigned to San Antonio, Texas in 1991, and was later assigned to celebrate mass in Houston. After several months of commuting, he gathered a small parish and moved to Houston to fulfill his dream of building a church. In a mere 12 years, and against all odds, Fr. Milad succeeded in turning a "parish" of a couple families into The Our Lady Of The Cedars Maronite Mission consisting of a couple hundred families and counting. Fr. Milad brought this parish from celebrating mass in a rented church, to the building of our Cedars Hall, to the completion and dedication of our beautiful church in 2003. He has became not only our pastor, but also a member of our families.
Fr. Edward Hanna, MLM
Born and raised in Kobayat, Akkar, Lebanon, Fr. Edward Hanna has a BS in physiotherapy from The Lebanese University, Fanar, a BS in theology and in philosophy from The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, and a diploma in spiritual guidance from The Saint Joseph University, Beirut. He joined the Maronite Lebanese Missionaries at the age of 23, and was ordained to the priesthood on July 6, 2014.
After completing his first assignment as administrative director of Radio Voice of Charity, Jounieh, he moved to the US in January of 2016 to serve as assistant priest at the Our Lady of the Cedars church.
Furthermore, Fr. Edward served as a volunteer in the Red Cross of Lebanon for more than 7 years, co-founded “Biblia-Tech” (a biblical Facebook page), and ministered as a spiritual director for several organizations including the boy scouts, girl scouts, and family- and youth-oriented organizations.