On Saturday, June 27, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light hosted an afternoon of “pray and play” for the Knights of the Virgin Mary (Arabic: Fersen el Adra) from Our Lady of the Cedars Parish, Boston, at the Mother of Light Convent. Also in attendance with the Fersen children were their parents and coordinators.
Our afternoon began with lots of fun, with the children participating in games and enjoying the grounds of the convent, and enjoying pizza lunch. The children and adults were then given a tour of the Mother of Light Convent, with an opportunity to spend some time with Jesus in our Chapel of St. Maron.
The afternoon followed with a spiritual talk from Mother Marla Marie about what we can do as Christians to become more like Jesus, focusing especially on the need to share what we have with others. They had time for a craft to remind them that must allow Christ’s light to shine before others in this world, which they, and then a visit to Our Lady’s Grotto to offer a decade of the rosary.
Nisrine Abou Rached, a parent and coordinator of Fersen, commented that “it was a blessed day, thanks for having us. We start our visit with yummy food, then games, movies, learning, craft and much more we can't thank you enough. We had a great time.” For those interested in also holding a similar event, please contact the Maronite Servants at 508/996-1753.
Golden Jubilee of Father Bill Salmon
We attended the Eucharistic Celebration commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Fr. William Salmon at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Helen in Norwell MA on Sunday, June 28. Fr. Bill, a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston, greatly assisted the Maronite Servants in the early stages of our establishment by providing us with accommodation in the convent on the premises of his former parish, Immaculate Conception in Weymouth MA. We lived there for two years before moving to the Mother of Light Convent in Dartmouth. May God continue to bless his ministry.