Guidelines and Registration for New In-Person Church Attendance

We are currently able to have limited seating for in-person church attendance.  Please play the important video message from chorbishop sharbel Maroun on this page about the guidelines and registration procedures that will be required.  Your cooperation is crucial for the success of this reopening.  After viewing the video and/or reading the guidelines, make sure to click on the button below to sign up for the liturgy before coming to the church.

Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

July 2020

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

         Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron,


May the grace and love of our Lord Jesus be with you and your loved ones always. I pray that this letter will reach your hands and find you in good health of spirit and body with your loved ones.


Another month passes by and still missing many of you in your spiritual home of St. Maron. I thank God that after the reopening of the churches we are able to see some of you coming back to your home to worship God together with many who are still joining us virtually. A pastor is like a father, who misses his children when they are away from home and prays for them and hopes that they are protected, blessed, and happy.


Although I don’t see you physically or often, you are still in my prayers and in my thoughts every day. With every Divine Liturgy I remember you and ask God to look over you from heaven. Life in the parish without the parishioners is a challenge, like everything else, however, we want everybody to be healthy and happy and protected with the hope that life will return to normal sooner than later.


We are living in a time of uncertainty, especially with the corona virus, that really has affected most people on the face of the earth. On top of that we also end up with the protests and riots in our country, and worldwide, that affect more people, and many of them lost their businesses and livelihood because of some of these riots. Yes, there is an injustice that exists in society and there is racism that has been for centuries in our country and beyond. It needs to be treated with wisdom, compassion and love, not with violence, for violence begets violence and hatred begets hatred. We need peace instead of war, love instead of hate, so that we may build bridges between each other and to respect and to love every human person on the face of the earth, all colors and races and those in the wombs all the way to those near death. God created us all in His love, to be like Him and to love like Him. We need to put that love into action and as Christians we must play that role of being the light to the world and the salt to the earth, by putting first and foremost our trust in God and to follow and fulfill His will on our journey. The Lord depends upon all of us and calls us to play our role, to fulfill our vocation, of course with precautions. This country and this land is a gift from God to us and we need to protect it, respect it, and love it in any way possible so that we can help it to prosper and to be closer to God. This is our mission especially this month as we celebrate the 244th Anniversary of the beautiful USA.


Be assured of my prayers and please remember me in your prayers.


In Christ’s Love,

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun


Updated Liturgies Schedule

Some liturgies and other events are broadcast live on our FACEBOOK PAGE. Please check below for schedule. You may CLICK HERE to see live and previously recorded events on our page even if you don't have a Facebook account.

Day

Time

Facebook Broadcast

Sign-Up Required

Sunday

10:10 am

Live on Facebook CLICK HERE

PRE-RIGISTER HERE

Monday

No Liturgy

No Liturgy

No Liturgy

Tuesday

6:00 pm

No Broadcast

Limited Seating

Wednesday

6:00 pm

Live on Facebook CLICK HERE

PRE-RIGISTER HERE

Thursday

6:00 pm

No Broadcast

Limited Seating

Friday

6:00 pm

No Broadcast

Limited Seating

Saturday

4:00 pm

Live on Facebook CLICK HERE

PRE-RIGISTER HERE


Important Notice

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 (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


Tuition Subsidy for K-8

Applications for the Boutros & Zmeroud Nasseff Scholarship are now available for children who will be attending K-8 parochial schools. An eligible recipient must be an active parishioner for at least one year, attend the church regularly, and support its activities. Distribution will be based on the income and expenses of the household. If you are interested, please call the parish office for an application. We are very glad to assist our children and very thankful to our beloved late brother John Nasseff for making this scholarship available to support our children. It makes a world of difference.
Applications must be submitted by September 20th. 


Purchasing New House

We are very glad to announce to you that our parish has recently purchased the house that is on the corner of University and 6th, 520 University Ave. NE. With this purchase, all the properties on the street by our Church are owned by our community. I wish to offer our thanks and gratitude to the advisory board and the finance board of our parish for their guidance and for their input into this matter. A special thanks to Louis Haik for taking care of all the legal parts of this purchase, and our business administrator, John Stein, for the work and the details. A special thanks also to our brother, Tony Farah, for taking care of the legality of purchasing the building.

At this time we are updating and fixing a few things in the house so that it should be ready to rent in a couple of weeks from now. If you have any interest or you know someone who is looking to a rental place this is a beautiful building with 3800 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, and a totally updated kitchen with Viking appliances. If interested, please contact our parish office.


Lebanese Festival

We are still in the process of determining whether it will be safe for us to hold our annual Lebanese Festival this year. If we feel that it can be held safely, it will take place.

We will let you know in the next bulletin. 

Congratulations Deacon Mikael (Chady) Jalkh

Our prayers and congratulations go out to the newly ordained Deacon Mikael (Chady) Jalkh, who was ordained on our altar of St Maron on May 22. His Excellency Bishop Elias Zaiden honored us with this ordination, which was very beautiful and blessed. The only thing that was missing was you and the rest of the parishioners and friends, whether in the pews or in the hall. It was limited to 10 people but it was very intimate and meaningful. Deacon Mikael (Chady) finished his studies in Camarillo, California, and is now doing his pastoral year, with part of it this summer in Minneapolis.

We pray that the Lord God may grant him peace and holiness and sanctify his ministry on his way to the Holy Priesthood. Please keep Deacon Mikael in your prayers and we look forward to a beautiful ministry in our parish in Minneapolis. Together, let us continue praying, supporting our ministers and praying for more vocations to the church.

God bless you Deacon Mikael! 


Support Your Church

You are urged to support your church during this hard period. Please mail in your offering envelopes to the church or donate online. Donating online is a very easy, convenient, 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.

Very special thanks to those who already sent in their donations.
May our loving Lord reward you kindly. 


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. If you wish to attend liturgy services in person, please see the special guidelines on this page.

Don’t risk your life and others. Unite with us wherever you are until this storm passes by. Be responsible!  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Updated Schedule

Day

Time

Facebook Broadcast

Sign-Up Required

Sunday

10:10 am

Live on Facebook CLICK HERE

PRE-RIGISTER HERE

Monday

No Liturgy

No Liturgy

No Liturgy

Tuesday

6:00 pm

No Broadcast

Limited Seating

Wednesday

6:00 pm

Live on Facebook CLICK HERE

PRE-RIGISTER HERE

Thursday

6:00 pm

No Broadcast

Limited Seating

Friday

6:00 pm

No Broadcast

Limited Seating

Saturday

4:00 pm

Live on Facebook CLICK HERE

PRE-RIGISTER HERE



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