The Seventy Six Patriarch (76) of the Maronite Church.
Born in Reifoun, Lebanon, May 15, 1920, Cardinal Sfeir died Sunday May 12, 2019. The Lebanese government announce a two days of mourning on Wednesday and Thursday. Flags will be flown at half mast. Patriarch Sfeir was considered one of the leaders who opposed the Syrian influence in Lebanon and called for their withdrawal from Lebanon.
"Even though you die, you shall live for ever."
15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
"... they left their nets and followed Him."
16 And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zeb′edee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he called them; and they left their father Zeb′edee in the boat with the hired servants, and followed him.
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Founded in 1904, today two hundred and sixty families call St. John Maron, their parish. We are a traditional church for the modern faithful. While we strive to maintain the traditional Maronite Rituals with our prayerful community, we strive to remain family friendly, alert to our community needs, helping the poor, through community involvements by our Parish Associations.
Our Associations offer every member the opportunity to practice their faith through actions, The Altar Rosary (Ladies), the Holy Name (Men Organization), M.Y.O (Youth Organization), The Knights of Columbus and their Ladies Auxiliary (Faith-Family-Fraternity). Our Services and prayers carried through the Angelic voices of our Children and Adult Choirs and musicians, offering more opportunities to use our talents praising the Lord.
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Please join us for Mass: Tuesday – Friday 8:30 am, Saturday 5:00 pm, and Sunday 10 am (English) – 12:15 pm (Lebanese). We love to meet you in person.
God Bless you! Looking forward to see you soon!
|Monday - No Mass||Vigil Mass - 7 pm||Saturday - 5 pm, English Mass|
|Tuesday Thru Friday - 8 am||Feast Day - 10 am (English)
- 12:15 PM (Arabic)
|Sunday - 10 am Children Mass (English)
- 12:15 pm, Arabic Mass
||Midnight Mass - Christmas and Easter||