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NAM 2022 News - July 13-17
57th National Maronite Convention
Sponsored by the National Apostolate of Maronites


Our parish is excited to host the 2022 NAM Convention. Please mark on your calendar on July 13-17. Also, consider staying in town during that time. We need everyone’s help and support as we welcome hundreds of clergy and laity from throughout the United States.

We will be sharing information here about the convention as it becomes available.  You may view/share this beautiful brochure about this very special event.  For the official NAM-2022 page, and to register click here...

Together we can make it a great convention.  


Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

June 2022

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron's,


Peace, love, and grace to you with the hope that you are well and in good health.

The month of June brings many blessings following the month of flowers. June is the month in which we honor the Blessed Sacrament, the Body of Christ, the Eucharist, The Bread Of Life. We will have our Annual Eucharist Procession on June 12.

Specifically, the US Catholic Church is calling for a National Eucharistic Revival that will start this June of 2022 and will conclude in July 2024. This Revival will help generate a REVIVAL of love for the Holy Eucharist in the United States. Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota is the Chairman of this Revival on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. I am humbled to represent Our Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon at this Revival. I am confident you will hear more from me about it in the future.

We are grateful to have so many wonderful fathers in our lives as we celebrate Father's Day this month. We pray to God to bless and strengthen all our fathers, so they may lead their families with wisdom, strength, peace, and health.

Next month we will be in the midst of hosting and serving the 57 National Maronite Convention in our parish. I encourage you to take part in this amazing event and make a difference in it. Do not miss being a part of this once in a lifetime convention in our parish.

May the Lord God bless you abundantly. May your summer continue to be filled with joy and happiness. Be assured of our prayers, and please remember us in yours.

Devotedly Yours,
Chorbishop sharbel Maroun and Abouna Jean El Helou

Announcement About Our Monthly Bulletin

Starting early in April 2022 we will be sending the bulletin by email to our parishioners. This way you will receive the bulletin early before the end of the month and there will be no post office delays.

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

  1. Go to: hhtps://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. 

So Long Abouna Jean Maroun El Helou

Our gratitude and thanks go out to Abouna Jean El Helou who have served in our parish for the last 6 months.

His new assignment will take him to Nashville, TN where he will be serving a new Maronite mission that we hope will be established in the near future. He will be living in Birmingham, AL and traveling a couple of times a month to Nashville as he serves the newly established Maronite community.

We wish Abouna Jean all the best assure him of our prayers for success on his new mission.   


Welcome Abouna Mansour Ghanem                     

We welcome among us Father Mansour Ghanem who will be serving in our parish for two months starting early June.

Fr. Mansour is finishing his doctorate in Rome. He has served one summer in our parish before. We welcome you Abouna Mansour with joy and hope that your stay among us will be filled of happiness and grace. 


Welcome Seminarians Chris and Antoine                     

A very special welcome to two of our Maronite Seminarians who are studying at the Maronite Seminary in Washington DC, Mr. Chris Khattar and Mr. Antoine Dagher. They will be spending a few weeks among us.

We are blessed to have their presence. Please welcome them home. 


Lebanese Honoree Councilman

Lebanese FlagWe offer our congratulations and best wishes to our brother Fouad Mehwaj who was appointed as the honoree Lebanese councilman in Minnesota. Councilman Mehawaj will be assisting the Lebanese citizens with all their official papers pertaining to Lebanon. We are proud of our brother Fouad and wish him all the best in his generous service in Minnesota and beyond. The honoree council office will be located at the Peter Nasseff Home.  


Eucharistic Procession - Sunday, June 12

On Sunday June 12 we will celebrate our 16th Annual Eucharistic Procession to give honor and glory to our Lord Jesus. We will be processing through seven of our neighborhood Churches. Service will begin at 3:00pm at Holy Cross Church, 1621 University Ave. NE. The Procession will move to Sts. Cyril & Methodius, St. Anthony, St. Boniface, St. Maron, St. Constantine, and closing Benediction at All Saints. You are encouraged with your families, especially your children, to participate in this procession.


Reporting Child/Vulnerable Adult Abuse in the Eparchy

You have the right to report your story, and we are here to help, listen, and connect you to the right services. The Office for Minors and Vulnerable Adults Investigations and Review is available to all who choose to report their abuse as children/vulnerable adults or who have the knowledge of the abuse in our Church. Eparchial staff collaborates with all necessary. Eparchial Offices to investigate and process allegations. While the Eparchial process is conducted efficiently, their overarching goal is to work with those who choose to report with compassion, and to connect them with the proper authorities and resources.

In cases where reported abuse did not take place by personnel of the Eparch, the staff will provide individuals with the necessary information and support so that the report can be made to the appropriate authority. To ensure the best resources and investigation practices are engaged, those who have been abused are encouraged to contact public authorities first or simultaneously at they reach out the Office for Minors and Vulnerable Adults Investigations and Review.

If you need to report abuse, please contact:
Dr. Laura Kahwaji, Victim Assistance Coordinator at (323) 428-6815
Father Elias Sleiman, Director of the Office for the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Adults at (310) 435-3493

Let us continue praying for healing and for an end to any abuse in the church and in society.
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Lebanese American Men’s Club—Higher Education Scholarship

We encourage all high school students of the Lebanese American community, who have demonstrated engagement in their community, to attend institutions of higher learning. We offer a one time scholarship of up to $1,000.00, payable to the college of attendance. THIS IS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ONLY. Any member of the Lebanese American community in Minneapolis, MN may apply.

Community involvement, scholarship, and leadership are the criteria by which applicants will be judged. Financial need is not a factor in the selection of scholarship winners.

The application must be filed with the Lebanese American Men’s Club. The final date for filing the completed application is June 30. (No faxes accepted).

All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award issued by the Lebanese American Men’s Club of Minneapolis conditional upon the enrollment of the student in an undergraduate four-year degree program in an accredited college or university. Upon receipt of “Verification of Enrollment", a Lebanese American Men’s Club of Minneapolis scholarship check for the amount of the award will be forwarded to the college of university to establish a credit for the student.

All applications become the property of the Lebanese American Men’s Club of Minneapolis.

The application may be found on the parish website, www.stmaron.com, or the following parishioners may be contacted by any student interested in getting a copy of the application so we can email it to them.

George Gerges (763) 350-7000, email: gygerges@hotmail.com
Michael Ziade  (612) 802-9953, email: michelz80@gmail.com
Henry Estephan (612) 388-1013, email: henrye@estephaneng.com  


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

6:00 pm

Tuesday

6:00 pm

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


Pray for Lebanon

Pray for LebanonWe stand in solidarity and prayer with our brothers and sisters in Lebanon as they are still suffering much from the catastrophic explosion that destroyed much of the city on August 4, 2020.

We pray that the Lord may heal their emotional and physical wounds and save them from the internal and external persecution and bring to justice all those who prepared, neglected and acted to cause this human tragedy.

We are people of hope and once again this city will rise like the phoenix as it always did. 

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