On Mission Part II

The weekend of November 1 and 2 took us to the parish of Saint Anthony in Lawrence, MA where we enjoyed the gracious hospitality of Abouna Peter Azar and his parish family.

At each Liturgy, we dressed the altar as part of the blessing for the “Sunday of the Consecration of the Church”. On this Sunday, the beginning of a new Church year, the priest sprinkles the four walls of the church and the altar with holy water. Then the altar is clothed with linens and blessed with incense.

In addition to sharing about the mission of the Maronite Servants at the Liturgies, we visited the junior high grades to encourage vocations to religious life and the priesthood.
We also had the privilege to pray with Abouna Peter the Ramsho and Safro of the “Prayer of the Faithful”. Our prayers were offered for the people of St. Anthony’s and for vocations to the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light.

The pictures above are of Therese Touma , Sister Marla Marie, Abouna Peter and some children of the parish.