By Sr. Elaine, OSBM
Archbishop William C. Skurla ordained Sub-deacon Michael David Kunitz to the Diaconate during the parochial Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Saint John in Munhall, PA on Sunday morning, October 3, 2021. His wife Janine was present, as was his father David Kunitz, and other family members who traveled distances to participate in this joyous occasion.
In his homily Archbishop William mentioned the steps leading to the diaconate and ultimately to the priesthood. He emphasized that once Seminary preparation is over and a priest is ordained, his growth, education and formation continue in his relationships with those to whom he ministers, and they likewise reciprocally grow, learn, and are formed.
After graduation from Ss. Cyril and Methodius Seminary with the Master of Divinity Degree, he was ordained to minor orders and the sub-diaconate by Most Reverend Milan Lach SJ in his parish church, St. Stephen in Allen Park, Michigan, on December 29, 2019. In the same church, then Sub-deacon Michael married the former Janine Golob on June 28, 2020.