Altar boys carry the cross, the processional candles, hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and censer, present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assist him when he receives the gifts from the people, wash the hands of the priest, assist the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary.
The Altar Society is to promote true Christian love of God and neighbor, and Christian family life. In doing so, our purpose is to the needs of the sacristy and render assistance to the Church when necessary
OUR LADY OF LEBANON CHOIR
The choir is a major pillar of our church. The music director is given the responsibility to select spiritual hymn of praise and thanksgiving for Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Liturgy. A Liturgy celebrated reverently, beautifully, respectfully, and sincerely not only invites but also inspires worshipers to deepen their personal relationship with God. Sacred music is a most noble and reliable means to help us do just that. The choirs’ purpose here at Our Lady; is in hopes that our music will assist all of us, to worship in a way that touches our hearts,engages our minds, and brings each one of us greater peace and joy as we seek to accomplish God’s will in our lives.
Maronite Youth Organization
The primary purpose of this organization shall be to promote the spiritual welfare of its members, to strengthen youth groups in the Maronite faith, to have prayer days, to learn more about each other and to grow socially and intellectually. Our goal is to build a community of teens and adults. In this community, we hope to strive opportunities for the development of personal faith, service to others and systematic instruction in our Maronite religious tradition
MORNING STAR SOCIETY
The purposes of this Society are as follows: To cultivate mutual understanding and friendship among all the members of Our Lady of Lebanon Parish Family. To promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members to the fullest extent possible. To support in prayer and labor the family of Our Lady of Lebanon. To assist at Mercy meals for the deceased members of the parish as needed.
The Parish Council was established to advise the priest and represent the parishioners in important Spiritual, Financial, and Social matters concerning the church.
It is all parents’ sacred obligation to pass on the faith & culture to their children and to teach them about God and their tradition. Therefore, all parents are urged to enroll their children in the Religious Education program. This Maronite Christian Formation program gives our children the opportunity to learn about their faith as well as to be involved in the spiritual and social programs that they hold throughout the year. As the catechism of the Catholic Church states “the role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute. The right and the duty of parents to educate their children are primordial and in inalienable.
” CCC 2221″.
Faithfully attend church. Arrive at the church 15 minutes prior to the start of the service. Dress should be appropriately. Make sure bulletins are filled. Welcome arriving congregation. Assist the elderly and handicapped. Collect offerings.Count the offerings after liturgy and place the offering in the safe. After liturgy usher to offer assistance when needed. They can monitor the hallways for unexpected guests.