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.  Click on the Donate Buttons above.


We are also collecting items that are badly needed to help with the recovery effort.  Click here for more information.

Pope Francis Declares September 4th a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Lebanon

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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Guidelines and Registration for New 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.

Lebanese Festival Announcement

It is with sadness that we announce the cancellation of our Annual Festival due to Covid 19. It was scheduled for September 19th and 20th. We do not want to put anyone in danger as we care for each and everyone of you. It will be very hard to work in the kitchen and to handle the food. Indeed, this a difficult period we are going through but we need to act wisely and to protect people especially in gathering and in sharing food. Once things slow down and it is safer for us, we will hold other events even if they are smaller in size. Needless to say this is a great loss for the Twin Cities to gather together at such an event and a great loss for us to be working together as well as to raise funds for our parish.   

Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

September 2020

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

         Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron,


I pray that this letter reaches your hands and finds you in good health of spirit and body with your family and loved ones. Usually in the September letter I write about my excitement for your returning back to the parish to start the community life fully. However, this year because of the Covid 19, I write with the hope that this virus will cease soon and we will return to a normal and full life in our parishes and in our society. Everything has an end and the Corona virus will also have one, we just need to be patient, hopeful, and prayerful. During this period, unfortunately, Covid-19 has separated many people physically, but I urge you to keep connecting with each other, whether by phone or visual calling or even visiting with social distancing at a park, or in your backyard. Make sure that you keep connected to your parish. We are social people and we need to be in touch with each other whether in the classroom or on the job or in the church.

Our ancestors went through the pandemic and they survived it because of their faith and perseverance. We too can overcome it by acting wisely and prudently. There are certain things that we need to do, like wearing masks, washing hands often, and sanitizing our hands and the places where we are working, until a vaccine is found or this virus disappears. If I am sick I should not be in gatherings. I wish we could be all together soon as we usually have the festival during this month and celebrate many beautiful things together, but we hope that we will be able to do that in the near future. I urge you to increase your prayers and support for our beloved Lebanon. Our families and friends there are suffering tremendously, not only from the recent catastrophic explosion but also from the Corona virus and financial crisis. They have endured much and they need our prayers to persevere. Please pray for them and support them in any way possible with the fund raising and collections we are having in our community and beyond.

Although sometimes it is not permitted to enter into nursing homes or hospitals to visit sick people, I will be happy to visit in front of your home to take for you Holy Communion, especially for the sick. Please call upon me and I will be happy to arrange a time to meet with you. I ask you please pray for me and the whole community and be assured of my prayers for you.

With prayers and love, I remain,

Devotedly yours,

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun


Supplies and Clothing Needed in Lebanon

The recent explosion in Beirut left over 300,000 Lebanese in desperate need for shelter and basic items. You can help with a monetary donation and/or by donating some items such as:

  • Plastic rolls/sheets & duct tape for broken windows
  • School supplies (backpacks, notebooks, pens, etc..)
  • Clothing / Shoes (Only new)
All donations will be sent to Caritas-Lebanon (Catholic Charity)
These items may be dropped off at our parish Cedars Hall – If possible, please box and label what is in each box.

St Maron Maronite Catholic Church
602 University Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN. 55413


Collection will end on September 18.
(Receiving donations Tuesday to Friday from 1:00 PM till 4:00pm) 


Updated 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


Tuition Subsidy for K-8

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, attend the church regularly, and support its activities. 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 our beloved late brother John Nasseff for making this scholarship available to support our children. It makes a world of difference.
Applications must be submitted by September 20th. 


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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Make your charitable contribution to St Maron's of Minneapolis securely on Paypal.  
If you're donating to the Beirut Relief Fund please mention "Caritas Lebanon" in your comments

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