Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

August 2022

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron's,


I pray that this bulletin reaches and finds you in good health of spirit and body with all your loved ones.

The month of August is a harvest month in which the land produces for us abundant fruits and vegetables as God gives us so much from his generosity after our hard labor.

It is the month in which we celebrate also the Assumption of our Blessed Mother into heaven giving us hope of the beautiful life that is awaiting each one of us.

The month of July was an amazing month in our community as we hosted the 57th Annual Maronite convention that brought together hundreds of Maronites from throughout the United States. Despite the challenges of two years of Covid and the high inflation and price of tickets the convention was considered one of the most successful ones.

Our community worked in the most difficult circumstances with so many challenges and yet succeeded in making this event so enjoyable and meaningful for all those who have attended it. Gratitude and love go out to all the amazing parishioners. No words can express our thanks to all who contributed of their time, talents and treasures to make our parish and our a Eparchy shine on a national and international level. Our love and gratitude are offered to the outstanding and capable chairpersons Elena ElKhoury and Lisa Gleason who chaired this convention with much faith wisdom and dedication. Our sincerest thanks goes also to all the chairpersons and volunteers who worked so hard before, during and after the convention. People felt the love and the bond that exists in our community and for that I am so thankful to all of you. Many of you even endured the sickness with Covid afterwards. May the Lord grant you healing and strengthen you with courage and hope.

We are thankful to God for giving us the opportunity to host this convention. Now we can rest assured and be proud of the great work that we have accomplished together. May the Lord God bless you generously and keep your under the wings of His love.

I look forward with you to our next special event which is our annual festival coming up in mid-September. As we use our self for God’s glory let us ask the Lord to unite us in his love and give us the grace to serve and love him.

Be assured of my prayers and please keep me in yours.

With prayers and best wishes, I remain,
Devotedly yours,
Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Bible Camp for Children

Children grades 1-6 will be offered a Bible Camp again this summer August 24-25-26, 2022.

Parents, please make all effort you can to bring your children to these special days as we learn about our faith together.

We can use volunteers for this Bible Camp. You must have the Protect God’s Children training certificate. Please contact Joannie Moses or Carla Bedros for more information. 


Lenora Sarkis

Sympathy And Prayers

Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the family of our sister Lanora Ann Sarkis who passed away recently at the age of 80.

Lanora was one of the pillars of our Parish and served in our office for many years.

We pray that the Lord God may grant her rest and peace in His Kingdom and console the hearts of her family and loved ones.


Announcement About Our Monthly Bulletin

Starting early in April 2022 we will be sending the bulletin by email to our parishioners. This way you will receive the bulletin early before the end of the month and there will be no post office delays.

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

  1. Go to: hhtps://www.stmaron.com and Click on Read/Download 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. 

Duane Nasser Men’s Club Scholarship

Applications for the Duane Nasser Men’s Club 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. Distribution will be based on the income and expenses of the household. If you are
interested, please call the parish office for an application. Ten $500 scholarships will be available for the first ten students who will apply.

Thanks to the Men’s Club for making this scholarship available to support our children. Application must be submitted by September 30th.


John Nasseff  Cedars Scholarship

John Nasseff

We are glad to announce the availability of the John Nasseff Scholarship for high school seniors moving into college. Ten $1,000 scholarships are available for 10 students who are ACTIVE in our parish for at least one year.

Applications are available in our parish office. We are thankful to the legacy that our late brother John Nasseff established among us. May he rest in peace.




Festival 2022 News


We are very happy to announce that we will be holding our Annual Festival on the weekend of September 17-18, 2022. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us. We need everyone’s help to make this event a success. M/M Laurent and Lily Hage will be chairing this event this year, but this festival is for all of us. Following the NAM Convention we will start planning for this great event. More details are coming your way soon. We look forward to seeing everyone and sharing our rich culture and food with our neighbors.


Thanks Abouna Mansour Ghanem & Seminarians

We extend our thanks and appreciation to Fr. Mansour Ghanem and Seminarians Chris Khattar and Antoine Dagher who spent the last two months among us serving our parish with kindness and diligence. May the Lord bless you and reward you generously. Best of luck on your future endeavors.
Please, continue to pray for all our priests and seminarians who are serving our churches. The harvest is great but we need more laborers to serve God’s people. Our job is to pray and ask.


Talitha Cummi

For the love of God and Neighbor.  Please remember those less fortunate as we clean our closets and enjoy our summer joys. Sharing and Caring Hands could use your gently used items. God bless you all.


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 or view calendar in the bulletin for latest schedule

Day

Time

Sunday

10:10 am

Monday

6:00 pm

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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