Visit to Phoenix AZ

On Friday, June 6 to Wednesday, 11 June, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light were in Phoenix, Arizona for service and apostolic formation.

Parish Visit to St. Joseph’s Maronite Church – Phoenix AZ

By Natalie Salameh

The weekend of June 7,  the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light greeted the parishioners of St. Joseph’s Maronite Church, with the support of Pastor, Father Ghattas Khoury.
On both the Saturday and Sunday Divine Liturgies, Mother Marla Marie addressed the parishioners and introduced the members of the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light to the congregation.  Mother Marla Marie informed and updated the parishioners about the mission of the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light and asked them to pray for vocations to the mission. The parishioners were warm and welcoming of our mission in the Maronite Church.

Both Liturgies were extra special as we commemorated the feast of Pentecost and rejoiced in the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Holy Apostles, with the Mother of God in their midst. We pray for all our Maronite people during this liturgical season of Pentecost that the Holy Spirit may inflame your hearts with divine love and new evangelical zeal.

National Life Teen Conference - Phoenix

Beginning Sunday evening to Wednesday June 11, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light attended the annual Life Teen Catholic Youth Ministry Training Convention along with over 700 youth ministers from around the U.S., including a vast number of priests and Bishops
The presentations included a key note speakers and theologians such as Dr. Scott Hahn, who spoke to us about the significance of the Eucharist as portrayed in Sacred Scripture.
The conference  was invaluable in our ongoing formation and development as we continue to minister to our Maronite youth.

In addition to daily Liturgy, the conference also included time for prayer and adoration, and praise and worship. The conference gave us an opportunity to delve into hot topic issues the Church is grappling with in today’s world such as same-sex attraction, the atheist mentality and Theology of the Body. Our teens are often very curious to know the Church’s views on these issues. This conference has given the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light deeper insight and material to discuss with our teen and young adults groups.
Sr. Therese Maria climbed Camel Back !!