Pastoral Staff / Office Staff phone: 302-629-3591


Rev. Steven B Giuliano, Pastor


On June 26, 2019, Fr. Giuliano was assigned as the first diocesan pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in 49 years, after the Redemptorist Fathers withdrew from service here. He has served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, with the Missionary Fraternity of Mary, and in the Diocese of Wilmington since his ordination in 1980. He also spent two years working for the Focolare Movement in Rome, Italy.


Deacon Nick Donofrio


Nick and his wife Marie joined Our Lady of Lourdes parish community in  August of 2018 having moved from New Jersey. Nick was ordained a  permanent deacon in 2005. He received a BA in Philosophy while in the  seminary. After a brief service in the US Army, he embarked on a career  in Human Resources. He and Marie are "snowbirds" and we are blessed to have him with us during his time up north. 


Deacon Jim Mueller


Jim served Our Lady of Lourdes as a lector and cantor for many years. After his theological studies, he was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Wilmington in 2013.

He is currently a Special Education and Reading Remediation teacher at Seaford Middle School. Jim and his wife Rosie have four children. 


Debbie Depta

Director of Religious Education


Debbie became the Director of Religious Education in 1994.  Originally  from North Carolina, she, her husband Frank and their three  daughters (Amanda, Martha, and Kim), have now been locals for over 25 years.  


Lynn Amaty

Secretary/Office Manager


A native of Brooklyn, Lynn moved to the Eastern Shore and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in 1989. She became Office Manager in July 2007. 


Cheryl Kuhn

Finance Manager


Originally from Buffalo, New York, Cheryl brought with her years of experience with bookkeeping and business matters. She has been Finance Manager at Our Lady of Lourdes since 2017. 


Susan Velasquez-Perez

Special Assistant to the Pastor


Born right here at Nanticoke Hospital,  Susan came to work here in 2019. She translates announcements, bulletin articles, etc. into Spanish. Susan also assists with the weekly bulletin and other special projects.

 Additional Staff include:
Facilities' Manager - Dick Blackman
Sacristan - Min Zamberlan
Music - Maribel Santos
Custodian - Lynn Drenth
Capital Campaign - Louise Gay

We are also blessed to have a great group of volunteers who help us in the office. They generously aid in welcoming visitors, answering phones, counting donations, posting contributions and assisting in countless other tasks that help us better serve our members.  

You can contact any of the above through the Parish Office. 

The Parish Trustees:

Most. Rev. W. Francis Malooly

Vy. Rev. Joseph W. McQuaide

Rev. Steven B Giuliano

Mrs. Maria Heyssel

Dr. Anthony Policastro

Finance Council Executive Officer:

Anthony Terracciano

Pastoral Council Executive Officer:

Matt Zoller