Updated on 5/3/2024

Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

May 2024

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron,

Christ is Risen! He is truly Risen!

With this powerful statement, Christians greet each other throughout this whole season of Easter. As a matter of fact, our Orthodox sister Church is celebrating Easter Sunday on their Julian Calendar this May 5th. Of course, all Christians celebrate the Resurrection every Sunday of the year. 

Christ’s Resurrection gives us much hope and peace on our journey  toward heaven. It proves that God is stronger than evil; that love is stronger than hate and that life is stronger than death. Spring comes every year to show us a similar reality on the physical level. It comes to renew the nature around us, to give new life and to color the earth with the beautiful flowers and trees. Spring, like Easter assures us that there is life after each death and that there is a transformation after each trial.

During this month we celebrate two great events. The first is the First Holy Communion on May 
the 5th and the second is Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12th. The Eucharist is the bread of life that grants us eternal life and the mother is the womb that gives us earthly life, which is a sacred gift 
from God calling us to live in holiness which is His will.  

I hope that all of us will take time to renew our faith in the Holy Eucharist as well as to take extra 
time and steps to honor our loving mothers whether on earth or in heaven. And of course, to enjoy the beautiful and colorful spring that has come to visit us.
We all are urged to continue praying for a lasting peace in our world. Let us petition the Lord of  Peace to enlighten the consciences of our civic leaders that they may establish peace and justice among all. 

From your home of Saint Maron we send you our fraternal love hoping that your life will always be as the springtime, full of beauty and peace. 

May God bless you and be your companion constantly.
Devotedly Yours,

In Christ’s Hope,
Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Mark Your Calendars: Lebanese Festival 2014

We are happy to announce that we will be holding our Annual Festival on the weekend of September 21-22, 2024

Please mark your calendar and if all possible do not make other plans for that weekend. We need everyone’s help to make this event a success.

We look forward to see you all.

John Nasseff Cedars Scholarship

Our parish is very honored and glad to announce this Scholarship that is offered to active high school seniors in our parish who are planning to attend college.

We pray that the Lord God may grant eternal rest and peace to his son John and keep his memories alive.

For more information about the scholarship please contact our parish office.

Scholarship Available

Ascension Feast Day

The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ into heaven will fall on Thursday May 9th. This is a Holy Day of obligation and all Catholics are required to attend the Divine Liturgy.

The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on: Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 pm and Thursday, May 9 at 9:30am. 

Happy Feast Day!

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.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and 19th Annual Northeast Eucharistic Procession Sunday, May 26 at 1pm

As you may know the Catholic Church in the United States is undergoing 3 years of Eucharistic Revival, which concludes at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 17 – 21. As part of this Pilgrimage individuals will walk/drive over routes
starting in the 4 corners of the U.S. The northern route of the Pilgrimage will descend through the midwestern United States, pass through Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, and meet up with the other three Pilgrimage routes in Indianapolis. This northern route will join the Eucharistic Procession in NE Mpls with stops at Holy Cross Church,       Ss Cyril and Methodius, St Anthony of Padua, St Boniface, St Maron, St Constantine, and All Saints. A social with refreshments will follow at St Maron’s Cedars Hall. The National Pilgrimage will continue on its way through downtown Minneapolis going to the Basilica of St Mary.

For further informaton on the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage route go to https://www.eucharisticpilgrimage.org

We hope that you and your family can join us.

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.  

See below further details and contact information:

Our Monthly Bulletin

Earlier this year, we stopped sending physical copies of our bulletin and started emailing them instead. This way, you receive the bulletin before the end of the month and there are no post office delays.

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

  1. Go to: https://www.stmaron.com and Click on 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. 

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

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