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 to the priesthood 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 moved to Houston to embark on a challenge and personal dream of building a church. In a short period of time, and against many odds, Fr. Milad established Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Mission which grew quickly from a couple of families to a couple hundred families. With the help and support of many loyal benefactors and parishioners over the past twenty years, Fr. Milad established a thriving campus with a massive church, church hall, rectory, and pastoral center. Today, with over seven hundred registered families, Our Lady of the Cedars is a well recognized and integrated Eastern Catholic church community in the Houston area and boasts as the second largest Maronite parish in the United States. Fr. Milad continues to be a much beloved pastor, friend to Middle Eastern communities of all faiths, and member of all 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.
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. After completing his first assignment as administrative director of Radio Voice of Charity, in Jounieh, Lebanon, he moved to the US in January of 2016 to serve as assistant pastor at Our Lady of the Cedars in Houston.