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“We cannot forget that evangelisation is first and foremost about preaching the Gospel to those who do not know Jesus Christ... Many of them are quietly seeking God, led by a yearning to see his face, even in countries of ancient Christian tradition. All of them have a right to receive the Gospel. Christians have the duty to proclaim the Gospel without excluding anyone.”
 
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 15

9th Sunday of Pentecost - Feast of St Charbel

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Issue

349

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“As Love, silence, prayer, fasting & obedience? ”... Fr Sam wehbe

How did Charbel who puzzled and still baffles the world in the abundance and quality of his miracles, become a saint ?
1 - In Love: Charbel loved Jesus and Our Lady with a love without limits.
2 - In Silence: Charbel prayed and worked in silence. He spoke when it was necessary, which helped him to listen to God, others, and himself.
3 - In Prayer: Charbel spent most of his days and nights meditating and kneeling before the tabernacle and the Cross. He prayed, listened and so cherished the love of God, that he became known as "Drunk in God".
4 - In fasting and penance: 23 years sleeping on the floor with wood as his pillow, wearing an itchy and painful hair shirt, eating once a day vegetarian food, all to control his desires and to suffer with Jesus.
5 - In obedience: Charbel obeyed God, rules and superiors to the full until he forgot his own will and desire.

Lord, help me to live the love, silence, prayer, fasting and obedience like Saint Charbel. Amen .

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Weekly mass & adoration schedule

We host mass every weeknight at 6pm, with adoration hosted on Thursday at 7pm.

Bookings are necessary for weekend mass, be sure to book via the events page.

8:00 AM

SUNDAY

Arabic
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10:00AM

SUNDAY

English/Arabic
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6:00 PM

SATURDAY

English Saturday
Night Vigil Mass
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Welcome to St Raymond's Maronite Catholic Parish website, you'll find mass times and contact information below. We will be progressively adding new content to help serve you better.

St Raymond's Maronite Catholic Parish is served by Father Sam WEHBE as Parish Priest and Subdeacon Dory-Peter ZAOUK as Youth Chaplain.

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