Happy Thanksgiving 2020!

Abouna sharbel and the entire staff of St. Maron
wish you and your whole family a very Happy Thanksgiving.
We thank God for each and every one of you,
and thank Him for keeping you all safe and healthy during this pandemic.
Enjoy this Thanksgiving with your families and loved ones.


Concert for St Sharbel - October 9th, 2020

A Concert to Celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of the Canonization of St Sharbel

A short concert performed by Chorbishop sharbel Maroun and Father Emmanuel Nakhle-Ghorr with meditations on the life of the Saint presented by Deacon Mikael Jalkh. The concert opened a 24 hour period of adoration to honor St Sharbel and to pray for Lebanon and the Unites States.


Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

November 2020

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

         Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron,


Peace and grace to you with the hope that you are in good health. I hope that you had the chance to enjoy the beautiful autumn season that brought us much beauty with colors. With the first Sunday of November, we enter into the new Liturgical Year as we relive our Christian journey focusing on the Birth, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, Coming of the Holy Spirit, and Second Coming of our Lord Jesus. I pray that this new Liturgical Year will bring you closer to Jesus, our Savior.

At the end of the month we celebrate Thanksgiving, as we give thanks to God for all the blessings that He bestows upon us, thanking Him for the abundance of food, health, faith and family. We thank Him for this great nation that we are living in where we enjoy our freedom and democracy. The first week of this month, all of us Americans will have the golden opportunity to exercise our freedom and rights of voting as we elect leaders to serve our country. It is a sacred duty to participate in this process and to practice our democracy.

Catholics have a great responsibility to make a difference in politics as well as to shape the policies and the future of our country by putting our faith into action. Let us also pray that our leaders will use their talents and energy to serve the people and to safeguard this great country that is an inspiration to others who are struggling to obtain freedom in their countries.

I extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to all those who have helped in the drive for Lebanon. Many of you were very generous in giving clothes, school supplies, and other items, besides the monetary donations that you gave. May the Lord God reward you with health and peace.

I urge all parents please to make extra efforts to keep your children connected to their faith and connected to the religious education program, as well as to bring them to church, safely, by practicing clean hygiene and social distancing. I hope that the Corona pandemic will slow down soon or disappear so that we can return back to our normal life. Meanwhile, you and I are called to be patient, to focus on the positive aspects in life, and to keep walking in the light and toward the Light who is Jesus our God.

I assure you of my prayers and ask you please to keep me in yours.

Please feel free to call upon me if I can be of any help.

With prayers and best wishes, I remain,

Devotedly yours,

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun


Guidelines and Registration for 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.


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

9:30 am

No Broadcast

Limited Seating

Friday

9:30 am

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 and other special events 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

Italian Teenage Computer Whiz Beatified by Catholic Church

Beatification of Carlo Acutis

Carlo Acutis A 15-year-old Italian computer whiz, who died of leukemia in 2006, moved a step closer to possible sainthood Saturday October 10, 2020, with his beatification in the town of Assisi, where he is buried. Carlo Acutis is the youngest contemporary person to be beatified, a path taken by two Portuguese shepherd children living in the early 1900s, who were proclaimed Catholic saints in 2017.


Already touted as the "patron saint of the internet," Acutis created a website to document and catalog Eucharistic miracles and took care of websites for some local Catholic organizations. "Carlos used the internet in service of the Gospel, to reach as many people as possible," Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the papal legate for the Assisi basilicas said during his homily, adding that the teen saw the web “as a place to use with responsibility, without becoming enslaved.?


He was put on the road to sainthood after Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to Acutis: The healing of a 7-year-old Brazilian boy from a rare pancreatic disorder after coming into contact with an Acutis relic, a piece of one of his T-shirts. Another verified miracle is necessary for sainthood, although Pope Francis has waived that on rare occasions.


Acutis was buried in Assisi at his own request, having become an admirer of St. Francis of Assisi for his dedication to the poor. The Umbrian town was one of his favorite travel destinations. His body as been on display for veneration before his beatification in a sanctuary in the town, and his heart will be displayed in a reliquary in the St. Francis Basilica.


Maronite Christian Formation

All students will continue virtual studies with their teachers and fellow classmates until further notice. If you have not yet registered your children it is not too late for registrations by clicking here.. Thank you, parents and MCF staff, for your dedication and commitment to our children. 


Lebanon Needs Your Help

Please donate to the Beirut Relief Fund

In the middle of the Corona virus outbreak and the dire economic situation in Lebanon, a devastating explosion rocked the beautiful city of Beirut. Over 190 souls have been lost, 6,000 injured, and hundreds of thousands of residents have become homeless. The physical damage has been estimated in the billions of dollars. Please donate generously through our church or the all-volunteer Caritas organization.


Pope Francis Calls for Prayer and Fasting for Lebanon

Solid color intro with an image on the right side. Also this block has no Vatican City, Sep 2, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- At the end of his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis made a lengthy appeal for peace and harmony in Lebanon, asking people around the world to spend a day in prayer and fasting for the Middle Eastern country.

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Support Your Parish of St Maron's

Due to the cancellation of the Lebanese Festival and other in-person events, the parish income has been significantly reduced and your support is greatly appreciated.

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. 


STAY HEALTHY, HAPPY AND HOLY

Unfortunately the Covid-19 has separated people physically in many different ways. We are not able to be together at church to touch shoulders with each other and to work for the parish events. It is important that we encourage and urge all of you make time to call one another, if not daily, at least on a weekly basis. Call your friends, pick up your phone and call someone from our parish. Let your children communicate with each other, especially since they have not seen each other for a few months. The fear is that if this period continues for longer, some people will lose connection with one another. Let's keep that friendship and family spirit going around by calling one another and supporting one another.   


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 broadcast 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.


Act of Spiritual Communion

Many of us yearn for the Eucharist but are unable to receive Jesus in Holy Communion at this time. In this case, the Church encourages us to make an act of "Spiritual Communion," where we unite ourselves to Christ by a prayerful act of internally receiving Holy Communion spiritually. This can be done while participating in the Holy Liturgy online at the time of communion or at any time throughout the day. This prayer below is an example of the type of prayer we can do:

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

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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

9:30 am

No Broadcast

Limited Seating

Friday

9:30 am

No Broadcast

Limited Seating

Saturday

4:00 pm

Live on Facebook CLICK HERE

PRE-RIGISTER HERE



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If you're donating to the Beirut Relief Fund please mention "Caritas Lebanon" in your comments

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