Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

April 2020

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

         Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron,


Peace and love to you from your spiritual home with the hope that you are all well and in good health.


At this very difficult unprecedented time, and the uncertainty that we are experiencing daily, we all hold strong to our faith that is the wood of salvation for us. It was with the wood of the Cross that the Lord Jesus saved us and with the wood of the Cross that we are carrying that we will be able to float in the ocean of this stormy ocean of life and reach the harbor of our safety with Jesus our God. It is time for us to trust in the God of the Impossible, the God who loved us even to the point of death, the God who is with us today, tomorrow, and forever, the God who promised that nothing will separate us from Him if we love Him. Hold on to that love.


At a time when you are not able to go, even to church, to gather as a spiritual family, I encourage you and I invite you to turn your home into a little church. After all, church and society begins in the family and in holy homes. Let your home be a sanctuary where God finds a place to dwell until the day when we will return back together to worship him and to celebrate life together in your spiritual home of St. Maron. It is a trial time, where God maybe is teaching us many lessons, allowing the Corona virus to bring families closer together and to clean the earth from many pollutions, even to stop immoral activities and cease wars that are destructive to the human family. Hold on to His love and faith, fortify your family, make connections with those you have not seen or talked to for a while, reconcile with your enemies and find peace in your heart and in your home.


I miss you terribly, but yet my heart is united with each and every one of you as I lift you up daily in my prayers and think of you often throughout the day. I hope that this dark cloud of corona will disappear soon and we will reunited again. Please keep me in your prayers as you are in mine.


With a loud faith and a strong profession, I proclaim with you,

CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS TRULY RISEN! المسيح قام ! حقاً قام!


In Christ’s hope,

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun


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Liturgy Schedule
Monday - Friday: 6:00 PM Central Time
Saturday: 4:00 PM Central Time
Sunday: 10:10 AM Central Time


Important Notice

As you know, Saint Maron’s church relies on proceeds from the weekly collection to support operating expenses and outreach in our community and across the world. In these trying times, please consider making a donation online by clicking on this link (http://donate.stmaron.com). Your donation may be tax deductible and will be made securely and privately on Paypal. You don’t need to have a Paypal account. If you wish to donate for a particular purpose, you’ll be able to specify that in the comments area of your donation.

Thank you and may the Lord grant you faith and health.
~Chorbishop sharbel Maroun


Weekend Liturgies Suspended

It is with pain that we have to suspend the public celebration of the Divine Liturgy until further notice. This is done in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus which is affecting all people. Bishop Elias has given all the faithful dispensation from the Sunday obligation. We will still go Live on Facebook at the scheduled time with a couple of Subdeacons and choir members. Please, gather as a family, especially when we are celebrating the Liturgy on Facebook and join us in prayers. Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have. Let us pray that this virus will disappear soon as we petition God Our Father. Please, stay healthy and safe with your loved ones. We will pack our churches again soon God willing. The Lord is our Hope and our Salvation.



Holy Week Schedule

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Hosanna Sunday, April 5th:

Divine Liturgy 11:00am


Holy Thursday, April 9th:

Divine Liturgy at 6:00pm

(The Holy Eucharist will be exposed until 9:00pm)


Great Friday, April 10th:

Signing of the Chalice at 10:00am

Rite of Burial & Adoration at 6:00pm


Saturday of the Light, April 11th:

Rite of Forgiveness at 10:10am


Easter Liturgies

Saturday, April 11th at 6:00pm

Sunday, April 12th at 11:00am


Also, there will be Services of Coming To The Harbor on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday April 6th-7th-8th at 6:00pm



Support Your Parish

With the church empty, our expenses are still there. Please, consider giving your offering online. Very easy and secure process:

Click on: donate.stmaron.com
Then click Donate
Then Enter the amount you wish to offer

If you wish to donate for a particular purpose, you’ll be able to specify that in the comments area of your donation.

Thank you for your generosity toward your spiritual home.   


Shelter at Home for your Safety and that of Others

Due to the Corona Virus pandemic we urge you to stay home for your sake and the sake of your loved ones and others.

Divine Liturgies will be broadcasted on our Facebook Page.

Please, don’t risk your life and others. Unite with us from your home until this storm passes by. Be responsible! 


Pope’s Prayer to Mary During Coronavirus Pandemic

Here is the prayer Pope Francis recited by video March 11 for a special Mass and act of prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world during the coronavirus pandemic: 

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon Himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the pleas, we who are put to test, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

~Pope Francis


Lent Guideline

Our Lent begins this year with Ash Monday, February 24th and concludes on Easter Sunday, April 12th. Ash Monday Liturgies will be at 10:00am & 7:00pm.

Here are the Lent Regulations:
All those who have reached their 14th birthday are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Monday & on all Fridays of Lent. Fasting should be from midnight until noon. Of course you are all encourage to also fast & do other acts of penance on the other days during Lent, especially Fridays. There are plenty works of charity & you can help by doing your share of compassion & mercy. Most important do good things instead of just giving up some food…

Have a blessed Lent.

Confession during Lent: 
You are encouraged to approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this season of Lent. Catholics must go to confession at least once a year and as often as they need it in order to cleanse themselves of sins and be in a state of grace. 

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Sunday

10:10 am

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Monday

6:00 pm

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Tuesday

6:00 pm

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Wednesday

6:00 pm

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Thursday

6:00 pm

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Friday

6:00 pm

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Saturday

4:00 pm

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