By Sister Therese Maria
We had a successful National MYA workshop in Philadelphia this past weekend. Fr. Vincent Farahat and the generous parishioners of Saint Maron Church in Philadelphia hosted the youth gathering with their welcoming hospitality. Father Tony Massad, Father Rudy Wakim, and Sister Therese Maria (the directors of the Maronite Young Adults) and the National Executive Board diligently worked together to offer an awesome weekend of spirituality, fun and fellowship for the 160+ young adults who attended from across the country. We were blessed to have His Excellency Bishop Gregory Monsour with us for the weekend, along with other guest speakers who spoke on the theme of mercy and forgiveness. As part of the dynamic program of prayer, presentations, confession, Liturgy and ice breakers, the young adults also made blankets together for the children at the Philadelphia hospital. A beautiful weekend of blessings and witness of mercy in action!