On July 16, 48 men from the Santa Barbara Region will be ordained for service by Archbishop Gomez during a Mass at the Cathedral. Information and photos of them will appear in an issue prior to their ordination.This year’s Los Angeles class is named for Blessed Sara Salkahazi, a Sister of Social Service who was executed for sheltering Jews in her convent in Hungary during World War II. Before she took her vows in 1930, Sister Sara earned a degree in education, worked as a bookbinder and journalist, and founded Hungary's Catholic Women's League. (Survivors of the group of 140 that she helped rescue attended her Sept. 17, 2006 beatification ceremony in Budapest.)Following are brief profiles of the new deacon couples, including some of their present ministries of charity and justice.Chris and Yvonne Amantea, American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach. Chris is an attorney and Yvonne is a real estate agent. They both spend time in bereavement ministry and are part of a detention ministry team.Wilfredo and Carmelita Arban, St. Dominic Savio Church in Bellflower. Both are nurses (Carmelita is retired). Wilfredo and Carmelita are both involved in juvenile detention ministry and visit the sick.Francisco and Indiana Brenes, St. Finbar Church in Burbank. Francisco is self-employed in bookkeeping and tax preparation. Indiana is semi-retired. Their ministries of charity include visits with the sick and outreach to the homeless. Andrew Taejun and Cecilia Cho, St. Christopher Church in West Covina. Andrew Taejun is a stockbroker and Cecilia is an appliance saleswoman. He ministers in a detention center while she is a lector and member of the Legion of Mary.Shane and Olga Cuda, St. Joseph Church in Long Beach. Shane is an engineer and Olga is the parish business manager. They are both involved in bereavement ministry and grief counseling. In addition, they plan future involvement in Project Achieve, an organization dedicated to the homeless.Jes√∫s and Raquel Fernández, Santa Rosa Church in San Fernando. Jes√∫s works for the parish in marriage preparation, annulment ministry, works with the homeless and visits the sick. Raquel is a homemaker and at the parish she is a Eucharistic minister and trains altar servers.Rogelio and Emilia Garcia, St. Thomas More Church in Alhambra. Rogelio is an elementary school teacher and Emilia is a hair stylist. Rogelio and Emilia are involved in ministry to the sick and anticipate developing involvement in bereavement ministry.José and María Guadamuz, Holy Name of Mary Church in San Dimas. José is an accountant while María is self employed in day care services. They are both lectors and are involved in detention-Restorative Justice ministry.John and Marylee Hull, St. Rita Church in Sierra Madre. John is Bereavement Coordinator for Mission Hospice of South Pasadena. Marylee is a science teacher and guidance counselor. In the parish John and Marylee are involved in ministry to the multi-handicapped. Marylee volunteers in a shelter for the homeless. Carlos and Marleny Ortega, St. Basil Church in Los Angeles. Carlos is an accountant and Marleny is a teacher. Both are involved in a cancer support group and in ministry to the homebound. Carlos also volunteers in a youth detention center. Rogelio and Yolanda Ramírez, St. Helen Church in South Gate. Rogelio is a welder and Yolanda is a homemaker. He brings Communion to the sick and she teaches in the parish RCIA program. They both plan future involvement in bereavement ministry.Alberto and Gloria Reyes, St. Rose of Lima Church in Maywood. Alberto is a truck driver and Gloria is an office manager. They are both ministers to the sick and participate in bereavement ministry. Guillermo and Liliana Rodríguez, St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks. Guillermo is a computer software developer and Liliana is a teacher. He works with the youth in the parish and she is involved in ministry with the elderly. Guillermo plans to develop his involvement in Restorative Justice ministry.Richard and Patricia Williams, American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach. Richard is self-employed as owner of Homewatch Care Givers while Patricia is DRE for the parish. Both are involved in Stephen Ministry while Richard serves in the House of Yahweh Food Distribution Center.For information on Diaconate ministry, call the Office of Diaconate Formation, (213) 637-7383, or visit www.archdiocese.la/ministry/deacons.