Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

November 2022

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron's,


Peace and blessings to all of you with the hope that you are doing well and in good health.

November is a month in which we focus on Thanksgiving and where we gather as a family with our loved ones to celebrate in a special way the holiday of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a Greek word, "Eucharistia" which is the same word that we use for the Holy Eucharist that we celebrate every week and every day on the Altar of God. While once a year we focus on the holiday of Thanksgiving every time we gather around the Altar of God we are celebrating Thanksgiving, giving thanks to God for the gift of life and salvation, through the Death and Resurrection of His Son our Lord Jesus Christ. If each one of us begins counting his and her blessings there will not be enough time in the day to give sufficient thanks to God. As we thank him for faith, family, friends, and we also thank him for every blessing that we have received with every breath that we take. For life is a series of miracles and blessings that we need to pay attention to see it and experience it. Take time especially during Thanksgiving to give gratitude and appreciation for and to your family and to those you love.

In the first Sunday of November of every year we begin our new Liturgical Year, with the Sunday of Consecration and Dedication of the church. This is the opportunity for each and every one of us to renew our dedication and commitment to the altar of God who represents Jesus among us. From the altar we take spiritual life, Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick, Ordination, and the Holy Eucharist that is the source of all the sacraments. I encourage and invite all of you to make extra efforts in your life to be more committed to the liturgical life in the church. Come with your family and friends on a regular basis, even during the week. Every Sunday of every month of the year is Thanksgiving, please do not neglect this sacred gift which is a great blessing for us as we are united with Christ. Teach your children the Divine Liturgy by attending it faithfully, show them by actions more than words what it means to be committed to your faith.

I look forward to celebrating with you the ordination of Deacon George Younes on Thursday, December 8th and to welcome our Bishop Elias Zaidan among us.

Please, call upon me if I can be of any help at anytime. I look forward to celebrate with you all the special events during our New Liturgical Year.

Wishing you all God’s choices blessings and love, I remain,

Devotedly yours,
Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

Lebanese Bake Sale 2022

The online pre-order signup for the Bake Sale has ended but you can still drop by the office during business hours or come to the church on November 12 and 13 to buy many of the goodies that we sold online and more.  Here's a sampling of what you can buy.

If you pre-ordered online, please come to the church on November 12 or 13 to pick up your order.


Maronite Christian Formation

11/6    Class   Order of Saint Sharbel.  Daylight Savings Time ends. Fall back.

11/13   Class Talitha Cumi donations: Bring food and unwrapped gifts thru 12/11/23   
Bake Sale does not affect classes   Practice Children’s Liturgy 5,6,7,8 

11/20  Class  READ NATIVITY STORY=grades Pre., K, 1, 2, 3, 4 CHILDREN'S LITURGY grades 5,6,7,8 

11/27 NO CLASS – Happy Thanksgiving!    


November is the month of NAM

November is the month of The National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) which is the largest lay organization that was created to unite the Maronites in the United States.

Its current mission is to assist the bishops, serve as a link in unifying Maronite laity in the U.S., and to strengthen the bond between clergy and laity. NAM helps preserve Syriac-Maronite traditions by making people aware of the rich Maronite heritage through the many programs within our eparchies. 


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 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. 

Congratulations Deacon George Younes

 Deacon George Younes
On behalf of our Bishop Elias Zaidan and the whole parish, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to our brother George Younes who will be ordained a Deacon on our altar on Thursday, December 8 at 6:00PM, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

We invite you all to a reception following the Ordination. In order to know how much to cook, we need you to reserve your seat/ticket after the weekend liturgies or by calling the parish office to reserve your seat.

Let us keep to be Deacon George in our prayers and ask the Master of the Harvet to send more vocations to serve His altar and people. 


Talitha Cummi

"For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you clothed me,
I was sick and you visited me,
I was in prison and you came to me"…
"Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the
least of these my brothers, you did it to me." 
Matthew 25:34-40
Continue bringing food and items for FOOD
SHELVES and gently-used clothing. If you
have larger items, please call Joan Moses.
Thank you for your generosity!


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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