The Bake Sale is Here Again!

We will have the first Mini Bake Sale on November 13th and 14th along with the Country Store.  Items are available on a pre-order basis only and you can pick your orders up in the Cedars Hall. 

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Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

October 2021

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron,


Peace to you in the Lord Jesus with the hope that you are well and in good health with all of your loved ones. 

September comes to bring us a lot of blessings and hope as we start to resume our parish life, as we already started with our festival that was held the third week of September. This great festival has brought people together and invited thousands of visitors who came to celebrate with us this special event. This festival was the first major event or gathering that we have had since 2019. We thank God for giving us this opportunity. Gratitude and thanks are offered to the amazing people who flocked to work so hard to make this festival a successful one, welcoming people to our community and serving them with love and kindness. This makes us very proud. I am looking forward for our parish life to resume soon with carefulness. Our life needs to continue even with caution, especially our spiritual life and the building of our community. Our call in this life is to grow in holiness and to move toward Heaven. 

I urge all parents to register their children for the Maronite Christian Formation (MCF) which will begin on Sunday, October 3rd following the divine liturgy. Special thanks in advance to the teachers and staff and to the parents for the efforts that they put into this program.  

The weekend of October 8-10, the National Board of NAM will be visiting our parish to meet our community and the chairs of the different committees of the National Maronite Convention (NAM) which will be held in Minneapolis July 11-17. The board will be touring the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall Of America where the convention will be and will be coming to our parish on Sunday October 10 to celebrate with us the Divine Liturgy. Let us make them feel at home.

We are still urged to pray for our brothers and sisters in the middle east, especially in Lebanon, as they are still struggling with the economic crisis. Keep your eyes open for some charitable collections that we may have in the next couple of months to support the needy and the poor. Let us keep all our parishioners, especially the sick and vulnerable in our prayers asking God to protect them and to give them strength and courage.

October is the month of Respect Life. We are all urged today more than ever before to cherish life from the moment of conception to natural death. October is also the month of the Holy Rosary. I encourage you to pray the Rosary daily. Remember me in your prayers as you are always in mine.

With thanksgiving and love I remain devotedly yours,  

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. 


Tuition Subsidy

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.  This means attending the Liturgy and be involved with the parish’s spiritual and social events.
                                                               
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 the late great John Nasseff & The Men’s Club for making this scholarship available to support our children. It makes a world of difference.

Applications must be submitted by September 30th


Maronite Christian Formation

We are looking forward to starting school in person starting Sunday, October 3rd. Religious Education for all children preschool thru high school will start the first Sunday in October. Parishioners who have in their homes unused or gently-used MCF books, please return them to church. Register your children for Sunday school - papers are in back of church on information table.

For more information please contact our MCF Directors Joannie Moses or Carla Bedros.


Choir News

Choir News

Starting the second weekend of September our choir will resume its ministry in our church.
  
We encourage anyone with a gift of nice voice to join us.

"To sing is to pray twice." (St. Augustine)


Health News

We continue to review the directions from the CDC in regard to the corona virus and follow the practice of the local Latin Archdiocese. We continue to practice safety and protection to all our parishioners and visitors.

If you are sick or have any of the virus’ symptoms, please remain at home for your safety and for others.

Wearing a mask in church is optional. If possible, please reduce the usual embracing and kissing. May the Lord grant you health and joy.


NAM 2022

Our parish is excited to host the 2022 NAM Convention. Please mark on your calendar the week of July 11-17, 2022. Please consider Not to plan any out of town trips at that time. We need everyone’s help and support as we welcome hundreds of clergy and laity from throughout the United States.

We need to form 37 different committees and we need you to serve on one of them.

Please reach out to our capable Chairpersons Lisa Gleason and Elena ElKhoury.

Together we can make it a great convention.


Talitha Cumi

LOve Thy Neighbor "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.
May you always know God’s blessings.


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 for latest schedule

Day

Time

Sunday

10:10 am

Monday

No Liturgy

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

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Icons Of the Holy Family

by Debra Korluka

Holy Family Icon

From as early as the 5th century, holy icons have been handed down to Christians as a "sacred doorway" into heaven providing believers with a spiritual connection to the Divine.

Icons are painted in a way that is designed to be timeless and represent the eternal Kingdom or the Heavenly Jerusalem.

In this Icon:

Mary is shown wearing a veil typical of Jewish women of the period. The veil is red, the color of divinity, whilst the clothes under the veil are green or blue, the colors of humanity.

This is the exact opposite of the usual depiction of Christ: Who has humanity worn upon His eternal, divine nature.

Joseph is not depicted in the centrality of the scene in the same plane as the role of the Mary, but as the guardian of this most profound mystery and his role in the Holy Family.

Three stars on the veil of Mary, which represent her eternal virginity: before, during, and forever after the Birth of Christ.

Scroll in Jesus’ hand - A Scroll indicates holy Wisdom; rolled up revealing the Word yet not revealed.

2 doves- The Bible depicts doves as loyal, honest and loving. The doves also represent the spiritual nature of Joseph- pure, just, and faithful. White cloth- Joseph's hands are covered, in reverence, anticipating his future betrothal to the future Mother of God, pure virginal vessel of the Son of God.

Cross in Christ's halo- always identify Christ as our Savior; forbearing the passion.

May the Holy Family bless all families

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Time

Sunday

10:10 am

Monday

No Liturgy

Wednesday

6:00 pm

Thursday

9:30 am

Friday

9:30 am

Saturday

4:00 pm



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