The Maronite Servants of Christ the Light visited the parish of Our Lady’s Maronite Church in Austin, Texas on Thursday, October 30th, 2014. Monsignor Don Sawyer, pastor and several ladies of the parish, welcomed us cordially. On our arrival, Abouna Don gave us a beautiful tour and history of Our Lady’s, which is detailed, with several authentic furnishings of the Maronite worship tradition.
On Friday, October 31st, we were able to visit and spend time with a number of the children of Our Lady’s Parish who utilize the Church Hall for their home schooling program.
Following our visit with the children, we were able to pray with a number of parishioners during their communal Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, followed by Divine Liturgy. During Divine Liturgy, Mother Marla Marie addressed the parishioners and told them about the history and mission of the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light.
Many thanks to Abouna Don and the parishioners for making us feel so welcome!