Updated on 6/10/2024


Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

June 2024

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron,


May the love of God the Father, the grace of the Only Begoten Son, and the unity and indwelling of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

As we journey through our holy Season of Pentecost, I pray that you will be all filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and experience the depth and the joy of the love of God. We pray that the Lord God may sustain our parish and His Church through the unity and love of the Holy Spirit.

On behalf of the whole parish, I extend my deepest love and gratitude to all the fathers of our parish family, asking our heavenly Father to shower his abundant grace upon them and enflame them with his love so that they may pass it on to those around them. As they say, "Good fathers raise good children,"" and they in turn will become good fathers.

I urge you to intensify your prayers on behalf of the Holy Land and Lebanon and Ukraine and any troubled land. We need peace, stability and justice in all these nations that have been suffering so much, especially in Gaza and who deserve to live in peace.

We offer our congratulations to all the graduates of our parish and assure them of our prayers. We are very proud of their accomplishment and wish them the best in their future.

I encourage the MYO (Youth) as well as families to axtend the National Youth Conference and the 59th NAM Convention. Also keep praying for the success of the Eucharistic Pilgrimage from the four sides of the USA and the Eucharistic Congress that will take place in Indianapolis, July 17-20.

As summer nears by and the children finish their schools, I take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy, blessed, and pleasant summertime. I encourage you to make the best of it and enjoy every minute with your loved ones. May the Lord God keep you safe on your travel and vacationing and sustain you from all harm and evil and may the gifts of the Holy Spirit that descended upon the Church on Pentecost be upon you and lead you into heaven.

Wishing you God’s choicest blessings, I remain,

Devotedly yours
Chorbishop sharbel Maroun
Pastor

Saint Maron's Church, Minneapolis, MN
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Pilgrimage to Mexico 2024
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Lebanese Festival 2014

Our annual Lebanese Festival is quickly approaching on September 21-22, 2024.

It is essential to begin to get ready now and pitch in to prepare for our biggest annual community event.

We kindly ask you to join us to make this festival a BIG SUCCESS! Volunteer where you are needed. Setting up, preparing food to sell, staffing, booths, and cleaning up after the festival are just some of many volunteer needs to make a successful festival. More information about volunteer opportunities will follow.

We hope you will be able to join us to celebrate our Annual Lebanese Festival.  


St Charbel

St. Sharbel Healing Liturgy

We rejoice and give thanks for the accomplishments of the graduates from our parish and extend our heartfelt congratulations to their families. We are filled with pride and hope that they may be blessed in all their future endeavors.

Deacon George Younes just finished his academic requirements and started doing his pastoral work before his ordination to the Holy Priesthood, God willing. 


Father Alejandro Landin

Congratulations Father Alejandro

Congratulations and prayers to the newly ordained Fr. Alejandro Landin who was elevated to the order of Priesthood on June 1st. Your passion and commitment to serve the Church and others is truly inspiring.

May your journey be filled with joy, fulfillment, and countless blessings.
We assure you of our continuous prayers and look forward to having you visit us soon as a priest.

Together we continue praying for more holy vocations to the Church. 


Scholarship Available

Welcome Deacon Elias Hazkial

We welcome among us the newly ordained Deacon Elias Hazkial who will be serving in our parish for 2 months starting the second week of June.

Deacon Elias, former lawyer, finished his degree at the Catholic University in Washington DC. He will be going to Rome to finish his degree in Cannon Law.

We welcome you Deacon Elias with joy and hope that your stay among us will be filled with happiness and grace.

Keep praying for Vocations to the Church. 


Father’s Day Prayer

Father,

It is Your Commandment that we should honor our fathers.

Hear the prayers we offer You for them.

Grant them many years on earth and keep them in health of mind and body.

Bless their world and all they do.

Give them back a hundred-fold.


Caritas Lebanon USA

Caritas Lebanon is vital for providing assistance to the needy and less fortunate in Lebanon. Please be generous in donating to this cause.

For more information on Caritas Lebanon, please contact the office.


Our Clubs' Events and News

For more info, please contact the office or various club organizers

Event

Date

Lebanon American Men's Club

Meetings to resume in September

MYA

Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm at the church

MYO

Meetings to resume in September

St. Anne’s Club

Meetings to resume in September

St. Rafka Club

Meetings to resume in September

Saint Ann with Virgin Mary

St. Anne’s Club News

We welcome ladies to join one of the oldest clubs in our church.  Have you considered sharing your time and talents with the community of St. Maron’s through membership in the St. Anne’s Club?

Our club has one key goal – to support the Church. 

Saint Rafka

St. Rafka Club News

All men and women are encouraged to join this worthy club that has created many activities in our parish.
We offer fellowship, worship, service opportunities and fun activities. 

Saint Ann with Virgin Mary

Maronite Young Adults (MYA)

Young adults listen up!

If you are between the ages of 18 and 35, there’s an exciting invitation waiting for you.

Fellowship, faith, and fun - that’s the heart of this group. Whether you are seeking spiritual depth, meaningful connections, or simply a good time, you’re welcome here.

Contact Anthony Nasser or any member of the group. 


End of Coffee Hour for this Season

Please note that our Sunday social hour will stop for the summer on Sunday, June 16. We take this opportunity to extend our sincerest thanks to all those who made this social hour a pleasant one for us every week. Special thanks go out to Gloria Bedran for contacting the generous donors. We will recognize them in the next bulletin. We pray that the Lord may bless you and grant you health and peace. Our coffee social hour will resume again in mid-September.


Anniversary Papal Blessing

It has been a tradition in our parish to honor all active couples who are celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary. If you were married in another country or different church, we will not have record of your date. So, please let Abouna sharbel know at least 4 months to order the decree from Rome. May God bless all married couples.


Help the Needy - Talitha Cumi

God blesses those who come to the aid of the poor and rebukes those who turn away from them: "Give to him who begs from you, do not refuse him who would borrow from you"; "you received without pay, give without pay." It is by what they have done for the poor that Jesus Christ will recognize his chosen ones. When "the poor have the good news preached to them," it is the sign of Christ's presence.

Continue bringing food and items for FOOD SHELVES and gently-used clothing, household supplies (paper goods, cleaning items), new baby items (diapers, clothing, formula, food, blankets, etc.), and new school supplies. Let’s bring throughout winter. Jackets, mittens, scarves, socks, hats and boots also if you have them to share.

Whatever gets unused in your closets can be deeply appreciated and well-used by the needy. For any large items to donate, please contact Joannie Moses.

Thank you for your generosity!


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

Noursat Donation

Mr Fouad Mehawej Named Honorary Consul

We are very pleased and honored to host in our premises the Honorary Lebanese Consulate. We are proud of our brother Fouad Mehawej for being our Honorary Consul. We thank him for his kind service.  

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