Now, as we near the end of the pandemic and (hopefully) the economic crisis, we thank the Lord for keeping us safe and healthy. The Lord called us to reshape and reorganize our life priorities, as we better understand that Jesus is the only Savior, versus science that has the good and the bad. That life is more precious than wealth, and salvation is more important than the temporary pleasures of life . We talk less about making money, our social life, entertainment, etc. It has been like a time of persecution and seclusion inside as a defense. Remember always that the Church was formed on Pentecost day, 50 days after the Resurrection of the Lord, in the high room in Jerusalem where the disciples were enclosed, subject to severe persecution. Yet, there is a positive side. We are pushed to be more caring to others. To offer more assistance and care for people who are more affected by the situation. Our crusaders of today are the heroes who take the initiative to assist others. It can be in a phone call to check on others, in a nice mailing or a kind email, just staying in touch, through kind wishes and gestures. A small gesture to an elderly, senior, or youth or children, always counts, and brings hope and faith, proof of God’s presence. Our "unstoppable," constantly active MYO group organized a spectacular mission during the last year by selling ornaments of Lebanese symbols crafted by their own hands. They sent donations to more than nine parishes in nine towns in Lebanon during Christmas. The money was distributed many needy and poor families in each parish. This had a great impact, not only in money but more about showing solidarity, assistance, love, care and support.
Caritas-Lebanon is the major Catholic charity in Lebanon and the Middle East. Its president, Fr. Michel Abboud, participated in the NAM Convention. He addressed a strong speech and message to all Maronite communities in the U.S. He thanked them for their generosity; for every penny they offered for the half million families that the organization is assisting in Lebanon. Lebanon is still affected by a dramatic economic situation and is now under economic siege. People are facing a famine not seen since World War I. Holy Family Church continues to send support to Caritas-Lebanon through the Maronite Eparchy in Saint Louis. If you are able and would like tp help, you may send your checks to Holy Family, with a notation to Caritas-Lebanon. Thank you for your support to your Maronite brothers and sisters in Lebanon, where the last Christian stronghold of the Middle East is still surviving in dignity. Prayers are always a very effective way of support and they are powerful.
Wed-Thu-Fri 9 am. No live broadcast
Sat 4 pm, Sun 10 am. Service IS broadcast live on Facebook
Tuesdays through Saturdays 2:00 PM - 5:00 pm
Faith Formation for children:
Wedsdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM September through May
See Announcement on the Home Page...
MYO Youth gathering (Age 12-17) :
Sundays at 6:30 PM
Every Thursday 6:30 to 8:00. September through May
New members are always welcome.
Holy Family Ladies Society: First Fridays, October through May
Immediately following 9 am liturgy.
Men’s Club: Third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm, September through May.
Merri-Nites: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Zoom/Meeting sites vary.
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