Maronite Servants On Mission

By Therese Touma

Religious Education
As postulants, Tresa and I have been team teaching 5th grade Religious Education at the parish community of Immaculate Conception, Weymouth (the location of our current Monastery). We have a great group of children who participate well and ask well thought out questions about the Faith.

Food Pantry
Every last Thursday morning of the month, Tresa and I also help out in the Weymouth Food Pantry, which serves the needy in our community. In February, we had an awesome and rewarding time assisting to pack orders. We served alongside the great team of volunteers helping to serve the orders and pack items. God bless their much good work!

Classes at the Chancery
During March 2nd to March 4th we formally began our first classes with Sayedna Gregory, Abouna Michael Thomas and Abouna Jim Root at the Chancery in Brooklyn. Our three day visit was eventful and enlightening, as we studied more about our Maronite faith, prayed together and share some great laughs in between. We are pictured here in our Maronite Spirituality classes given by Sayedna. He focused on the importance of true prayer, the need for solitude, hospitality and spiritual direction in the spiritual life.

Hafle at Our Lady of Purgatory
On Saturday March 6th we were invited by Abouna Jack Morrison to their annual Hafle at Venus de Milo in Swansea, MA. We had great company at our table with Abouna Jack, Abouna Kaddo and the Kenyon family. In the Photo from Left to Right: Peter Kenyon, Mother Marla Marie, Marie Kenyon, Therese Touma, Marie McLaughlin, Tresa Van Heusen & Joanne Mansour.