Guidelines and Registration for New In-Person Church Attendance

Starting Saturday May 30th, we will 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.

Message from Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

June 2020

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun

         Beloved Parishioners and Friends of St. Maron,


Grace, love, and peace to you with the hope that you are in good health with your family and loved ones. Needless to say, we miss you terribly at your home of St. Maron. We await the day when we will return back to normal and we return to participate together fully in the Holy Eucharist. Meanwhile, we need you to remain healthy and to take care of yourself until this pandemic passes away. Like every other pandemic that was before, it will disappear and life will return back to normal. I know it has been very difficult for our community as well as for everyone just to be that distance, but just know that you are in the heart of your spiritual home and on its altar every single day asking our Lord God to protect you from misfortunes and any harm.


As I am preparing this newsletter the churches are being opened at this time at a 25% capacity. I invite you to read carefully the notice inside this bulletin on pages 4 and 5 that prepares us to open our doors and have a very safe return. If we all do our part and be careful it should all go very well and smooth. Of course due to the Covd-19 our large gatherings have been cancelled including hall gatherings as well as dinners and parties and so on. Even with our Cedars Hall business that is usually booked all summer, it has been all cancelled.


We kept celebrating our liturgy and thank God for the social media, we were able to broadcast and live stream our daily liturgies. Thank God we were able to have drive through confession every day of lent as well as 3 days a week following Easter. We are trying to learn to adjust with every day’s situation as it keeps changing. We will be ready and prepared to do all in our power and capacity to serve you whether on line or in person. Due to the Covid-19, unfortunately I have not been allowed by the hospitals to enter into the unit where somebody might be suffering from Covid-19. We have had funerals and other events with 10 people or less in our community. This pandemic calls all of us to be cautious and patient and continue praying for an end to this pandemic and for the protection of all our loved ones.


Despite the Covid-19 there have been amazing things happening in our community, as we see the love of God being poured and shared by so many, as people serve the church and one another with compassion and mercy, with social distancing. We were blessed with the Ordination of Deacon Mikael (Chady) Jalkh by our Bishop Elias recently. So many amazing parishioners came forward to serve during the lockdown in order to keep our Liturgies broadcast and run so smoothly and with much respect and dignity. Thanks to all those who have made our website and social media run so smoothly, those who run the cameras, those who serve singing, serving, reading, especially our subdeacons. I encourage you to keep your spiritual life strong, to keep your home as a small domestic church where Christ is the center of your daily activities. Pray with and for one another, and remember me in your prayers as I keep you in mine every day.


Looking forward to the day when we meet again together, 


Yours in Christ,

Chorbishop sharbel Maroun



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Liturgy Schedule
Tuesday - Friday: 6:00 PM Central Time
Saturday: 4:00 PM Central Time
Sunday: 10:10 AM Central Time


Important Notice

Saint Maron’s church relies on proceeds from the weekly collection 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


Congratulations Deacon Mikael (Chady) Jalkh

Our prayers and congratulations go out to the newly ordained Deacon Mikael (Chady) Jalkh, who was ordained on our altar of St Maron on May 22. His Excellency Bishop Elias Zaiden honored us with this ordination, which was very beautiful and blessed. The only thing that was missing was you and the rest of the parishioners and friends, whether in the pews or in the hall. It was limited to 10 people but it was very intimate and meaningful. Deacon Mikael (Chady) finished his studies in Camarillo, California, and is now doing his pastoral year, with part of it this summer in Minneapolis.

We pray that the Lord God may grant him peace and holiness and sanctify his ministry on his way to the Holy Priesthood. Please keep Deacon Mikael in your prayers and we look forward to a beautiful ministry in our parish in Minneapolis. Together, let us continue praying, supporting our ministers and praying for more vocations to the church.

God bless you Deacon Mikael! 


Click to download application

Scholarship Application Form
Deadline June 30th

The Lebanese American Men's Club is awarding a scholarship to a high school senior.  Any member of the Lebanese American community in Minneapolis MN may apply.  The scholarship is a one time award and it's payable to the college in attendance.

Community involvement, scholarship, and leadership are the criteria by which applicants will be judged. Financial need is not a factor in the selection of scholarship winners.

To be considered for the award, please click here to download and fill out the application and return it by June 30th.


Support Your Church

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. 


A Million Thanks!

We thank all those who have helped keeping our community connected virtually through Facebook and our website during the lockdown. Very special thanks go out to our webmaster, Sami Salha, for keeping our equipment and our programs running well. Also our special thanks to Abouna Emmanuel Nakhle for his kind service, our subdeacons, Gabe, James, and George, for their commitment to our altar and for serving the liturgies every day. Also, a very special thanks to the people who are running our cameras, Joseph Hitti and Henry Estephan. We thank Marian Hitti, our organist, and Gloria Bedran and Caroline Zogheib, for their presence to serve in this difficult time. Also special thanks to the people who have served on the altar Alex Nasser, Bruce Nassser, Peter Dahdah, Khalil Beanie, Anthony Favorite and Ali Chamsedine.

May the Lord God bless you and reward you 100 fold for your great work. 


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 broadcasted 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.

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During the COVID-19 period

Day

Time

Notes

Sunday

10:10 am

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Monday

No Liturgy

No Liturgy

Tuesday

6:00 pm

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Wednesday

6:00 pm

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Thursday

6:00 pm

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Friday

6:00 pm

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Saturday

4:00 pm

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