Saint John Maron - California

Mission Outreach in Orange, CA
The Maronite Servants of Christ the Light were invited by Father Tony Bakh, pastor of St. John Maron parish in Orange, CA to give a family and MYO retreat  from Friday evening October 18 until the following evening Saturday, October 19.
Mother Marla Marie on the Friday evening gave an interactive and visual presentation to the adults and youth on Mary, Fatima and the Rosary. The following day she continued with the adults on the theme of “Coming Home to God the Father” using the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Sister Therese Maria facilitated the MYO program for the weekend and began Friday evening with fun icebreakers and a pro-life movie October Baby. After the movie the teens had a fruitful discussion on key themes such as the sanctity and dignity of every human life beginning in the womb, the gift of good friendships vs. bad friendships, jealousy, living purity and deepening one’s prayer life with Mary as our model.
Saturday evening concluded with Divine Liturgy, adoration and confession.
Also during the week the Sisters visited the homebound and had an event with the MYA.