By Natalie Salameh
The Maronite Servants attended the closing prayer service for the 350th Anniversary of the Town of Dartmouth at St. Julie Billiart Roman Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon, October 26th.
This was an ecumenical and inter-faith prayer service, which boasted of the various faith communities of Dartmouth coming together to give thanks to God for their 350 years as a town and community. In attendance were various pastors and faithful from a number of Christian denominations; the Cantor and spokesman from the Tifereth Israeli Congregation and members of the Baha’i faith.
Mother Marla Marie spoke to the community about the history of the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light in Dartmouth, and the Mother of Light Convent. I was asked to pray a prayer of gratitude as a Maronite Catholic with the youth of other faiths and denominations.
At the conclusion of the prayer service, we were able to meet and greet the people during the refreshment hour in the hall of the Church. It was here that we were able to witness to the people to our Maronite Catholic tradition and spread the word about our mission.