Congratulations to the Eparchy of Our Lady of
Lebanon for the new Bishop His Excellency Elias
A. Zaidan who was ordained on Saturday September
28th at 4:00 p.m. at the Basilica of Our Lady of
Lebanon, Harissa, Jounieh by His Beatitude Patriarch
Mar Bechara Bouthos Rai. Bishop Robert Shaheen
Along with a good number of priests and laity from
The Eparchy were present at this special event.
On Sunday September 29, at 10:30 a.m. the newly
ordained Bishop Elias A. Zaidan surrounded by many
Bishops, clergy and laity, celebrated a liturgy of Thanksgiving at His hometown, “Kousaybeh”
followed by a banquet. On Monday Septmember 30, Bishop Shaheen, Bishop Zaidan and the clergy from the Eparchy of our Lady of Lebanon were invited at Bkerke by Patriarch Rai for an informal gathering, then for a great luncheon.
Here at St. Raymond’s Cathedral, we look forward to the installation liturgy of our new Bishop Elias A. Zaidan on Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the Cedars Hall from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.
I encourage all of you, dear Parishioners and friends of St. Raymond’s to take the time and participate in this historical event which will not happen frequently.
I ask you kindly to send your responses for this event so we can get an idea about the number of people attending.
Also on Friday October 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. His Excellency Bishop Robert Shaheen will celebrate a Thanksgiving liturgy for his years as Bishop of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon followed by a banquet at the Cedars Hall. Again, I ask you kindly to send your responses and participate at this special event honoring our friend and leader Bishop Robert Shaheen
All volunteers are invited to attend and participate at the appreciation party to be
held on Sunday October 13, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Cedars Hall. Please
come and enjoy yourselves and celebrate a job well done!
The Ladies Society meeting will be on Tuesday , October 8th at 7 pm in the Lebanon room.
The Men’s Society meeting will be on Thursday, October 10th at 6:30 pm in the Lebanon Room.
All members are invited to attend and participate!
The youth group (MYO) will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, October13th at 12:00 noon in the Lebanon Room.
All youth are invited to attend!
BANNS OF MARRIAGE
Third banns of marriage between Ryan Timothy Gendron and
Jessica Rose Holzem.
FAITH & HERITAGE
Attention St. Raymond’s Parents: for children 5 years to 8th grade. Faith & Heritage Program will begin October 6th, 10 am in the Educational Center in the Cedars Hall (lower level). Even if your child is attending Catholic School, our Faith & Heritage Program provides your children with a deeper understanding of our faith, and exposes them to the Maronite Traditions. Registration forms are in the back of church. Please register your children. Begins October 6th!