Rev. Elie G. Kairouz, Pastor


EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

"Just as with the wood of the tree, man accumulated debts on himself, so also with the cross of the tree Jesus paid off the debts." - ST EPHRAIM. 

September 14th, 2019

The Cross remains the Universal image of the Christian belief.  It is the instrument of salvation, while in the early centuries it appeared disguised as an anchor or the Chi-Rho, until Constantine’s edict of toleration, today artists turned it into a beautiful piece of jewelry to be worn.

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is a celebration of two historical events:

- The discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, mother of Constantine the Roman Emperor.  Discovered under the temple of Venus in Jerusalem in the year 320.

- The dedication of the basilica (The Martyrium) and shrine (The Calvarium) build on Calvary by Constantine, marking the site of the Crucifixion.

The Basilica and the shrine were destroyed by the Persians in 614, today stands the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built by the crusaders in 1149.

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, is a celebration and a commemoration of God’s greatest gift of Salvation: The salvific death of Jesus on the Cross and His Resurrection, through which death was defeated and the doors to Heaven were open wide,  through who we are saved and made free.



Sunday October 13, 2019.

Celebrating The Fifth Sunday After The Holy Cross.

THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16

    The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, is a celebration and a commemoration of God’s greatest gift of Salvation: The salvific death of Jesus on the Cross and His Resurrection, through which death was defeated and the doors to Heaven were open wide.  By Jesus Death and Resurrection we were saved and made free.


“glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered.”


Sunday Gospel and Epistles


General Information.

Rectory: 2040 Wehrle Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone / Fax: 716-634-0669
E-mail: stjmaron@gmail.com

Divine Liturgies

   WEEKDAYS
   Tuesday - Friday
8:00 AM

   
HOLY DAYS


Vigil

Feast Day

7:00 PM

8:00 AM


   
WEEKENDS



Saturday

Sunday
(Children Mass)
5:00 PM
 10:00 AM
 & 
12:15 PM

Religious Education

Sundays

 

 September 
through 
May

  From 11:00 AM
to
12:00 Noon


Parents must be parishioners in good standing and must attend church regularly in order to enroll their children in the Religious Education program at St. John Maron Church.

For additional information contact the rectory.

Registration Forms can be downloaded from this website. (see Forms Download above).

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Upon request or according to the following schedule:

Saturday
Sunday
   4:30 - 4:50 PM
9:30 - 9:50 AM
11:45 - 12:05 PM
   

For appointment contact the Rectory:

716-634-0669

Hospital & Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

Please call and notify the parish so that we can attend to your spiritual needs.

THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

The seven sacraments are baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, penance, anointing of the sick, marriage and holy orders. They are divided into three categories: sacraments of initiation, sacraments of healing and sacraments of service.

SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION 

For Baptisms and Confirmation, please contact the parish office to set a date and to make arrangements with the pastor. call or email your request to:

stjmaron@gmail.com

716-634-0669

FUNERALS

Please contact the Pastor as soon as possible after the death of a loved one and prior to making any arrangements.


stjmaron@gmail.com

716-634-0669

SACRAMENT OF CROWNING (MARRIAGE)

Marriage arrangements must be made Six (6) Months in advance with the pastor.  Date of marriage must be confirmed with the Pastor before any other arrangements are made.  Parishioners who plan to get married outside of the United States, and need a testimonial for Free State to Marry, must contact the Pastor in advance.