Dear Families and Visitors of this Parish –
Come and See! It is my great honor to welcome you to our 20th Anniversary Lebanese Food Festival in the beautiful city of Lewisville, Texas; our spiritual home of worship for the past 25 years! Our Festival is an excellent opportunity to expose the richness of our culture and our spiritual, universal Catholic faith whereas most western Catholics did not previously know that:
- At every Maronite Mass, the words of the Eucharistic Institution are said in Syriac/Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.
- The Maronite Catholic Church has been Catholic and in Communion with Rome since its foundation! It derives its name from a hermit, St. Maron, who died in 410 AD. It was founded in 685 AD by its first patriarch, St. John Maron.
- The Maronite Catholic Church is guided and shepherded by a Patriarch who is a Cardinal of the Universal Catholic Church.
- We offer Eucharistic Adoration seven days a week.
- We have Daily Mass, Tuesday through Friday at 9:00 AM
- We have Confession every Saturday from 4:00-5:00 PM
- Our Weekend Masses are on Saturdays at 5:30 PM, and on Sundays at 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM.
Come and See that we are a community that always welcomes ALL Catholics to practice the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church.
Come and See that the Law that rules the Universal Catholic Church is honored and fulfilled in our worship.
Come and See how the Catholic Immigrants from Lebanon have flourished since coming to this land seeking freedom to worship our Christian God.
Come and See how the Maronite Rite contributed Saints to the Universal Catholic Church such as:
- Saint Maron, whose statue is included in the wall of the Holy Cathedral in Rome.
- Saint Sharbel, canonized by Pope Paul VI on Oct 9, 1977 post Vatican II.
- Saint Rafka, canonized by Saint Pope John Paul II on June 10, 2001.
- Saint Nimatullah, canonized by Saint Pope John Paul II on May 16, 2004.
Come and See how proud our little church from the land of the cedars has become and is so well known through the universal Catholic Church.
Come and See how our parishioners from this land and western culture find such joy and peace in Christ through our Faith.
Come and See how the women of this parish, EVERY year sacrifice their time and talents to prepare and offer the BEST of our cuisine for YOU!
So, if you are looking for a traditional Catholic Church right here in Lewisville, Our Lady of Lebanon may be right for YOU.
I would also like to say Thank You to Bishop Michael F. Olson of Ft. Worth, for his watchful eye over our home diocese, and to Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas for his diocese having seen us through our first mortgage. I would also like to Thank Bishop Elias Zaidan, Fr. Elias Sleiman, and Fr. Malek Abou Tanous of the Maronite Lebanese Missionaries of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles for their support, guidance and constant prayers over our parish. Finally, I would like to thank the people who sponsored our Festival and all of our visitors who support us, our heritage, our culture, and our faith. Our Festival would not be the success that it has become without you.
What shall I render to the Lord
For all His benefits toward me?
I shall lift up the cup of salvation
And call upon the name of the Lord.
In Christ –
Rev. Assaad ElBasha, Pastor
We have some VERY exciting Festival NEWS!!
Father Mitch Pacwa, SJ is coming to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with us!!
Special Guest Priest, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
“Challenges of the Christian Family in the USA”
Saturday Oct 3rd @ 11:30am
Fr. Mitch will be hearing your Confessions on Saturday, Oct 3rd from 3:00 – 5:00pm
Fr. Mitch will celebrate our Masses with us:
Saturday, Oct 3rd @ 5:30pm
Sunday, Oct 4th @ 8:30am & 11:00am
Please leave your comments and suggestions about your food festival experience here or on Facebook. (Comments to be posted upon approval.)
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church under the watchful stewardship of Father Assaad ElBasha