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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Diversity

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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Parish Picnic

June 11, 2017
12:00 pmto6:00 pm

Summer is almost here.  Let us sit back and smell the roses, appreciate and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives.

We hope you will be able to join us for the annual Parish Picnic on Sunday,  June 11th at the Parish Center  in Independence.
Beginning with Liturgy at 12:00 noon at the Chapel, followed by a wonderful afternoon of activities, good food, and lots of great fun.
This is an excellent time also to meet each other and put a name with a  face of the people you see at Liturgy each week.
We are asking for volunteers to help us make this the best Parish Picnic to date.  There are three ways to volunteer:
 
1. Set up at 10:30 am
2. Serving beginning at 1:00 pm
3. Clean-up at 6:00 pm
 
If you are able to volunteer a little of your time, please contact Claire Naoum
 
We also want to encourage you and your family to stop by for a visit around the beautiful outdoor statue of St. Charbel here in Independence.  It is a great way to pray and reflect and bring him your joys, sorrows and challenges.
$5 donation includes food, drinks, and entertainment!  Please bring a dessert to share!
See you at the picnic!

Easter Egg Hunt

April 8, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

The MYC is happy to host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th.

Time: 12 noon to 2 pm

Location: Independence

All Children 4-12 years old are welcome

Please bring a side dish to share

MYA – Trapped Escape Room

March 23, 2017
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

MYA Event: Trapped Escape Room

$15 ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE
MUST SIGN UP

March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

See bulletin for details

Children Easter Party

April 8, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

Maronite Young Children (MYC) invite you to an

EASTER PARTY

Saturday, April 8: 12-2pm

at the Parish Center in Independence

Children 4yrs to 12yrs welcome

Book and Cine: Trip to National History Museum

March 9, 2017
8:00 pmto9:00 pm

We are going to the Museum!!!!

Thursday, March 9th at 8:00 pm
(Lecture length one hour) FREE

Natural History Museum
1 Wade Oval Dr, Cleveland, Oh 44106

Our Future Off-Earth
Dr. Christopher Impey

Dr. Impey will review the history and landmarks of the international space program, give a snapshot of the current dynamic situation and plot the trajectory of the future of space travel.

Clergy

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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