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Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

February 2023

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron's,


I pray that this newsletter reaches your hands in good health, spirit and body. February 9th is a very special day in our community as we celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the birth of Saint Maron of Minneapolis. It was on February 9,1903 when the first Maronite Liturgy ever was celebrated in the Midwest of the United States. We can imagine Father Antoun Sleiman gathering with a group of the first pioneers who came to this land of freedom celebrating the Liturgy on Main Street a few blocks from the present location. I can even imagine the isolation that the first group felt as they were sheep without a shepherd. But God sent them a spiritual leader to gather them and to plant together the seed of the Maronite church in Minnesota, being the oldest parish in our eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon and west of the east coast. Over a period of 12 decades our community has grown and given birth to so many great miracles through the dedication and diligence of the amazing parishioners who work so hard for their community. They put their faith in action to remove mountains and build a strong community centered on the love of Jesus and inspired by the great faith of Saint Maron whose 1,612 death anniversary we are celebrating (410 AD). Our ancestors came to this great land very poor but were very rich in faith and in love for God and one another. They never turned their backs or disconnected themselves from their roots, they wanted to present to this part of the world the beautiful Maronite and Antiochene Syriac tradition. Like every other community, ours had its ups and downs for many reasons, but it continued to persevere and strive in faith, hoping in God, and depending on the unity and dedications of its members to grow spiritually and physically. We are here today because of our ancestors, and the future generations after us depend on what we present and preserve for them. Let us unite our hearts, minds, and hands to continue working on the building of our community and the glory of God. I urge all of you to increase your efforts to connect to your spiritual home and to lead and guide your children to be faithful to their roots. Come worship and walk with them this spiritual journey. During this month we also begin our Lenten journey on the 20th of February with Ash Monday. I hope you intensify your prayer life and almsgiving as we join our Lord on his fast and prayer, So that we may happily celebrate the glorious Feast of Resurrection on April 9th.

Please feel free to reach me if I can be of any help at any time. Wishing you God’s choicest blessings. I remain,
Devotedly Yours,
Chorbishop sharbel Maroun
Pastor

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Don’t miss the 120th Anniversary of our parish with Dinner and Hafli of Saint Maron on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

February 9, 2023 will be the 120th Anniversary of the establishment of our parish in Minneapolis.

A Lebanese dinner and entertainment will be served. Tickets will be available soon. 

Please reserve this date on your calendar and we hope you will join us.


Our Monthly Bulletin

Earlier this year, we stopped sending physical copies of our bulletin and started emailing them instead. This way, you receive the bulletin before the end of the month and there are no post office delays.

There are options for viewing the monthly St. Maron bulletin electronically:

  1. Go to: https://www.stmaron.com and Click on Read/Download Our Bulletin.
  2. Go to: https://parishesonline.com/find/st-maron-maronite-church and Click on Download Latest Bulletin.
    Past Bulletins are also available at this site.
  3. If you need assistance please email us at Secretary@stmaron.com with name and email address and we will register you. 

Talitha Cummi

"For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you clothed me,
I was sick and you visited me,
I was in prison and you came to me"…
"Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the
least of these my brothers, you did it to me." 
Matthew 25:34-40
Continue bringing food and items for FOOD
SHELVES and gently-used clothing. If you
have larger items, please call Joan Moses.
Thank you for your generosity!


Adopting a family in Lebanon

Our Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles is aiming to sponsor 250 families in Lebanon. We have the names of 10 families that our parish is aiming to sponsor. The basic cost to support these families is $75 - $100 per family. We have a description of each family. If you are able, and would like to adopt one of these families for the year, please contact the parish office, or email Fr. Sharbel at abouna@stmaron.com
May the Lord God bless you to continue being a blessing to others, and may God help the people of Lebanon who are suffering on all levels in their country.


Our General Divine Liturgy Schedule

Please call office or view calendar in the bulletin for latest schedule

Day

Time

Sunday

10:10 am

Monday

No Liturgy

Tuesday

No Liturgy

Wednesday

6:00 pm

Thursday

9:30 am

Friday

9:30 am

Saturday

4:00 pm


Important Notice

Saint Maron’s church relies on proceeds from the weekly collection and other special events to support operating expenses and outreach in our community and across the world. Please consider making a donation online by clicking on this link (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


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