Welcome to Saint Maron’s parish in Cleveland

Photo - Father Peter KaramFor more than one hundred years, Saint Maron’s has been serving the Maronites of the greater Cleveland area preaching the Gospel, educating our young people, celebrating the Eucharist, forming friendships in community, serving the poor and the needy, comforting the sorrowing and attempting to make the love and grace of our God more visible in our world.
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Dear Parishioners,

For more than a century Saint Maron Church has been home to many Maronites, who are united by a common faith in Jesus Christ and an unshakable trust in each other. The motto “out of many one” is truly a perfect description of Saint Maron Church, which is a community of many communities. The diversity that exists within our parish community should be celebrated, embraced and nurtured.

One of the great lessons we learned in recent years is that unity of purpose and mission does not necessarily mean uniformity of perspective and opinion. However, diversity can only flourish if and only if members of the same diverse community embrace one another as brothers and sisters and treat one another with the utmost respect worthy of the dignity of the children of God.

Another fundamental aspect of diversity, which I like to call the glue that holds the system together, is acceptance of the other as other. Without acceptance, social organization will eventually disintegrate and disunity will reign supreme. Acceptance allows diverse groups of people to be members of the same community based on faith, love, and hope.

In the past few weeks, these issues have been widely discussed on social media. Although some of the comments were positive and constructive; many others, however, were derogatory, negative, and even destructive.

To ensure that we all converge on the same understanding of what it means to be Maronites and what the identity and mission of Saint Maron Church is, I am outlining several basic principles, which should never be compromised:

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Turkey Giveaway

November 21, 2017
9:00 amto9:00 pm

Turkey GiveawayHelp us bless our parish this Thanksgiving during our Turkey Giveaway!

Do you need or know someone who could use a helping hand this year to put a Thanksgiving meal on the table? Saint Maron Church would like to provide the turkey.

Come to the Parish Center (Independence) from 9am-9pm on Tuesday, November 21st. No proof of need required.


Call the office and leave the name and address of the sick or homebound.


Feast with Friends

November 25, 2017
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Friends Giving 2017 FlierThe MYA and the MYO present their annual Friendsgiving event.

Give thanks and partake in a feast with friends on Saturday, November 25, 2017 after the 5 p.m. liturgy in the Parish Center.

Please bring a dish to share

New Monthly Liturgy

Our first monthly Liturgy is this Tuesday November 14th at 7:00 pm at the Chapel. There will be the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and confession heard. Please try to join us.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 14, 2017
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

We will be having Liturgy on Thursday, September 14th at 7:00 pm at the Chapel in Independence. This is the actual feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Special Festival Liturgy

August 20, 2017
11:00 amto12:00 pm

In addition to the normal liturgy schedule, there will be an additional celebration at the Chapel on Sunday at 11am before the festival activities begin.

We hope to see you all this weekend!


Pastor Monsignor Peter Karam
Associate Father Roby Zibara
Deacon Reverend George Khoury
Sub-deacons Mr. Bechara Daher
Mr. Georges Faddoul
Mr. Lattouf Lattouf
Mr. Ghazi Faddoul

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