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m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2226708050728481&id=515890121810291“In Bethlehem, God has become Man, and in Jerusalem, He has offered Himself for us. Let us adore and worship him, for he is the Saviour!” ...

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10 months ago

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m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2062238200753268&id=1557798667863893Seeds of Hope (MaroniteCare) together with St Raymond’s Parish, invite you to join us, as we walk the journey with Our Lord and the Saints, to pray for hope and recovery for those who are battling with Mental Health, for their families and for those who we have lost.
WHEN: Thursday 1st November 2018
WHERE: St Raymond’s Parish
37-39 Wellington Road Auburn South
TIME: 6pm Rosary, Mass and Adoration. Followed by coffee and tea.
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10 months ago

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www.facebook.com/1141610482543185/posts/2101299086574315/During HSC exam time, stress levels rise high!

Below are some proven strategies for managing those overwhelming feelings and staying calm.

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10 months ago

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www.facebook.com/350754175065058/posts/1254707008003099/Seeds of Hope (MaroniteCare) together with St Raymond’s Parish, invite you to join us, as we walk the journey with Our Lord and the Saints, to pray for hope and recovery for those who are battling with Mental Health, for their families and for those who we have lost.
WHEN: Thursday 1st November 2018
WHERE: St Raymond’s Parish
37-39 Wellington Road Auburn South
TIME: 6pm Rosary, Mass and Adoration. Followed by coffee and tea.
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10 months ago

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It’s been a great start to our October campaign!

Check out the month’s agenda on our page for our upcoming events!

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12 months ago

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Wanting to improve your well-being?

Here is the first tip:

Tip 1.

Regularly engage in an activity that you find relaxing. Put aside a little time every day to do something that you really enjoy, such as going for a walk, gardening, listening to music or reading. Schedule it into your daily routine so that it becomes a natural part of your life.

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12 months ago

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Parenting Tips - healthprep.com

#1 - Respect Your Child

If you want your child to give you respect, you must teach them what that means. The best way to do this is to lead by example. Be polite when you speak to them and respect their opinions when they share them with you. Pay attention when they talk to you and respond if necessary. If your child is a picky eater, don’t force them to eat food they do not like, or they will begin to see dinner time as unpleasant. Tell them things like your shopping plans, what you need and how long it will take. When it comes to respect – you get what you give.

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12 months ago

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#2 - Have Conversations About Expectations

Explaining to your children what your expectations are should be done with forethought. Parents will tend to explain in great detail to younger children what is right or wrong. As the kids get older and they become adolescents, the explanations tend to get shorter. They still need you to help them through the challenges. Let your children know at any age what your expectations are and why.

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12 months ago

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#3 - Discipline with Kindness

Being a parent means disciplining from time to time. It is not recommended to ever spank your child no matter what. This is clearly an issue of abuse not to mention; it gives them the message that aggression is a means to solving a problem. Disciplining your child can include things like a “time out.” A child sitting in silence for a few minutes will allow them to think about what they have done and look to ways to modify disruptive behaviour.

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12 months ago

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Parenting Tips - healthprep.com

#4 Consistency is Key


It is important to be consistent about the rules you impose on your child. If they change from day to day with a change of disciplinary action, your commitment will be challenged. If you are inconsistent in your actions for the same misbehavior, they will not understand.
Have certain non-negotiable rules and tell your child what they are. Your authority should be based on wisdom as opposed to power. Trying to power trip your children will only force them to challenge it by nature.

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12 months ago

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#5 Give them Freedom of Independence

While it is important to set limits for your child to give them a sense of self-control, you should also encourage independence to make their own choices within those limits. Allowing them to make their own decisions develops self-direction in them. Don’t mistake their need for independence as disobedience. It is natural for them to want control over their life instead of someone else having control over them. The less independence you give them, the more they are going to push for it.

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1 years ago

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Message of His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay
In response to the severe drought in New South Wales

Dearly Beloved Children of our Maronite Eparchy,

“Never see a need without doing something about it” ~ St Mary of the Cross Mackillop

As you have been witnessing in the news or through social media in recent times, there are great parts of NSW that are affected by a severe drought. By the very nature of our Christianity, we cannot stand by and watch such hardship befall our farmers, our fellow brothers and sisters who are experiencing such devastation, and do nothing about it.
In solidarity with the farmers, our Maronite Church across Australia, will be seeking God’s favour through prayer, asking Him to send much needed rain to the affected parts of the country. Let us all together pray for drought relief and say:

Heavenly Father and Source of Life,
You give your children abundantly from your graces. Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ instructed us “ask and you shall be given” (Mt7:7). Through the intercession of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St Charbel and St Mary of the Cross Mackillop, with faith and hope, we ask You for much needed rain in the drought affected areas of New South Wales. Grant strength and courage to the farmers who are so greatly affected by the loss of their livelihood. Instil in us an appreciation of their hard work and empathy for their devastation. We pray to You, O Lord!

Therefore, over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd September 2018, we used to have the 2nd plate collection for Father’s Day, collected for Retired Priests and Clergy welfare. Given the seriousness and special circumstances of this drought situation, the 2nd collection in all Parishes this year, will be sent instead to aid in drought relief. We ask for your charity and compassion in this matter and thank you in advance for your prayers and generosity as we stand in solidarity with our drought-stricken farmers.
In Christ,

+ Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay
Maronite Bishop of Australia
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1 years ago

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Parenting Tips - healthprep.com

# 6 Create Guidelines And Stick With Them

It is important to guide the behavior of your child at an early age, or they will have a hard time later. The rules you give to your child and continue to stick with will shape who they are and how they behave. Be sure not to micromanage your child and allow them to make their own choices as they get older, so they can learn how to be accountable.

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1 years ago

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MaroniteCare was established in 2004 as the welfare agency of the Maronite Eparchy of Australia. MaroniteCare is committed to enhancing the well-being of all within our diverse community.

Counselling, referrals, education, and awareness are our main goals and if you or anyone you know are in need of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have professional counsellors, speech therapists and an array of services ranging from family, couple, and individual counselling to addiction and recovery aid, as well as natural family planning and marriage classes. We are here to serve our community by working together to make a difference.

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1 years ago

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Parenting Tips - healthprep.com

#7 - Be Adaptable

Children grow up quickly so be sure to keep up with their development. A child’s behavior will change as they develop and you will have to adapt to each stage. Know the reasoning behind their behavior. For example, the independence of a three-year-old is what makes them say “no” to everything. This independence will be the same drive to motivate them to be toilet trained.

Pay attention to what your child is doing and find out the reasons this might be happening. Especially during adolescence, watch out for possible depression issues. It may not be a behavioral problem that is making them argumentative. Don’t push your children if they are not excelling, instead find solutions.

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1 years ago

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Mondayitis? Or a God given opportunity to grow in Holiness? You choose!!! #monday #blessed #maronitecare #wecare #jesuslovesyou #saints #mondayitis ...

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1 years ago

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Parenting Tips - healthprep.com

#8 Be Present

Being a parent is time-consuming and challenging, but it is important to be involved in your children’s development. You might have to change the person you once were and reconsider your priorities which can mean sacrifices. Your child is going to need you for the various challenges they go through as they learn and develop. Help them out with their homework, watch them when they play sports and listen to them when they talk. The list of challenges can be a long one as can the list of rewards when you are in the moment with your children.

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1 years ago

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August 19th - World Humanitarian Day

Let us pray for all humanitarian workers who provide much needed aid and relief to those who need it. We pray for all those who are displaced from their homes, especially for the children and women who are abused in any form. Amen

"Around the world, conflict is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, with over 65 million people now displaced. Children are recruited by armed groups and used to fight. Women are abused and humiliated. As humanitarian workers deliver aid and medical workers provide for those in need, they are all too often targeted or treated as threats." — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Join the #NotATarget movement and demand world leaders to do everything in their power to protect all civilians in conflict.

#maronitecare #wecare #NotATarget #campaign #togetherwecanmakeadifference
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1 years ago

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#9 - Shower your children with REAL love

When we say real love, it is not about spoiling a child by giving them leniency or lowering your expectations. It is about figuring out what’s best for the child even if there are some growing pains involved. It is also about showing support when they do not feel good so that when they are down, they will come to you. Giving your child material possessions instead of your time or real emotions is not what real love is about. Guide them in the right direction through their life and practice kindness
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1 years ago

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#10 BE YOUR BEST

Be the kind of person you wish your children to grow up to be. Continue to strive for goals and be a positive influence on your kids. Avoid talking about other people or being rude to the individual who bags your groceries for example. Your children look up to you so what you do, they will likely mimic. Keep yourself busy and do things that allow you to feel good as well. Your child will see this and integrate it into their development. #healthprep
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1 years ago

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1 years ago

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Want to help but don't know how? Break the ice and start a conversation.
MaroniteCare is here to help. #maronitecare #heretohelp #ruok #friends4life #socialwelfare
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1 years ago

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1 years ago

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Tuesday motivation. God bless you on your journey to holiness. ...

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1 years ago

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Walking together, journeying together - this is Synodality when the faithful and the pastors of the Church embark on a journey. For the last three days, I have shared the path with more than 120 participants from all over Australia, meeting at OLOL Co-Cathedral in Harris Park for our first Maronite Diocesan Assembly. The journey has started with our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ and thinking of our brothers and sisters, in search for the way which the Gospel indicates for our challenging times so that we can proclaim the mystery of the Resurrection and the Good News of the Gospel to everyone.
To all the members and guest speakers of the first Diocesan Assembly, I salute you most warmly and thank you for your edifying participation. I would like to thank the experts and organising team for their effort, also my gratitude goes to each and every one who has accompanied the Assembly through their prayers. I extend my deepest gratitude to all who made interventions with courage and a clear love for our Lord and His Church. It was a blessed opportunity to listen to our people and for them to listen to their Shepherd.
Let us follow the path that the Lord desires in our life and in our Church’s life. Let us ask him to turn to us with his healing and saving gaze, which knows how to radiate light, to scatter the darkness in our world. Amen
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1 years ago

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Dear friends,

Last night, the Interfaith Council for the Feast of the Annunciation Gathering together with myself and MaroniteCare hosted the 5th annual Interfaith Gathering in celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation. This was in the presence of the Honourable Ray Williams, NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, His Excellency Ali Kraishan, Ambassador of Jordan, Mr Charbel Macaron, Consul-General of Lebanon in NSW, my brother Bishops and Sheiks and other distinguished guests and friends.

In my address, I drew on the important lessons we can learn from this Feast of the Annunciation. Firstly, the need to overcome our fears and to resolve to do God’s will in our lives. Secondly, the need to establish closer connections between people and communities.
This Interfaith gathering, in honour of the Feast of the Annunciation, is one way of doing so where there were Christians and Muslims celebrating this occasion together.

I would like to thank the Interfaith Council members and all who assisted in ensuring the success of the night. I would also like to extend a sincere thanks to the Australian Catholic University for providing us with a venue to hold this gathering.

May Mary, Mother of Christ and of humanity, intercede for us all.
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1 years ago

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Annual Interfaith celebration for the Feast of the Annunciation to Mary! Hope to see you TONIGHT! All are most welcome! ...

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1 years ago

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A truly momentous and joyous occasion! Congratulations on your Ordination Fr Danny Nouh! 🙏🏼Congratulation to Fr Danny Nouh, The ordination was truly a memorable and blessed occasion for all involved. Congratulation to your family, friends & parishioners of OLOL.

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1 years ago

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Dear friends,
I am pleased to inform you that after many months of preparation, work has finally commenced on the Our Lady Aged Care Centre (OLACC) project in Harris Park.
We visited the site this afternoon and blessed the workers and the land.
We ask you to keep this project in your prayers so as to be completed in the near future, for the service of our elderly and the wider community.
We entrust this project to the care of Our Lady.
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1 years ago

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Prof. Philip Salem sharing his 50 years of experience with Cancer! A wonderful event which engaged over 250 people. A great initiative by MaroniteCare and Australian Maronite Professionals Council. Thank you Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral for hosting a fantastic evening.

A special thank you to Salwa Elias for organising this event on behalf of MaroniteCare and AMPC!
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2 years ago

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Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay
Danny Nouh
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2 years ago

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Mark it in your diaries!
NEXT Wednesday night, as part of Seeds of Hope program for Mental Health Awareness Month, St Charbel's Parish invites you to a night of Adoration, Meditation and Hymns! Mary Queen of the Most Holy Rosary - Pray for Us🙏🏼#seedsofhope#mentalhealthmonth
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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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October is a month dedicated to global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
YOUR Mental Health MATTERS🌻 MaroniteCare is always here to have a confidential chat, give us a call on 1300 627 227 #reachout#maronitecare
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2 years ago

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It's here!

"Share the Journey of Hope" - Mental Health Month 2017.

Join us this October for an event-filled month! We kick off next Sunday (8th of October) with an opening mass with Bishop Antoine Tarabay followed by a social gathering! For more details, check out the flyer attached.

Come along and share the journey with Seeds of Hope!
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2 years ago

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STAY TUNED for this October's Mental Health Month Events!

This year our theme is “SHARE THE JOURNEY OF HOPE”

It’s all about connecting with others and how this can help us find hope and resilience in tough times.

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” - Proverbs 27:17
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2 years ago

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Dear friends,

This is my message to all the Maronites of Australia regarding the postal vote on marriage.

The truth does not change with time. The truth withstands social changes and trends.

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2 years ago

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FASTING AND PRAYER FOR MARRIAGE

My Dear Faithful,

It has been confirmed by the High Court of Australia that the postal vote on the definition of marriage will go ahead. It is our Christian duty over the coming weeks to vote and to be proactive in defending and protecting marriage as a unique and sacred union between one man and one woman.

Being bound to guide you and to assist you in discerning good from evil, I urge you to join me in fasting, prayer and adoration on each and every Friday from now until 27 October, which is the last Friday before the Season of Announcement takes us into the joy of Christmas. That is, for the next eight Fridays, I ask you to make a special effort to spend time in Adoration on Friday, or on another day when Adoration is available in your parishes. We will also join the Australian Christian Churches on Tuesday 12 September 2017 for a Day of Prayer and Fasting. This is the same day that the ballot goes out for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey on the redefinition of marriage.

We shall be asking the Lord to guide the people of Australia to preserve family and marriage, and to understand the challenge of this plebiscite, which goes beyond the narrow issue of same-sex marriage and leads to a radical and dangerous change in our values and social life. It is impossible to ignore the implications of this proposed change, which will result in a loss of basic freedoms namely the freedom of religion, speech and education.

If you have any queries about this, please contact MaroniteCare on 1300 627 227, and speak with Subdeacon Danny Nouh or Mr Francis Tamer.

+ Antoine-Charbel Tarabay
Maronite Bishop of Australia
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2 years ago

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Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful Fathers in our Community!

"Fathers are necessary as examples and guides for our children in wisdom and virtue.” – Pope Francis, General Audience, January 28, 2015
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The Australian Government has announced that there will be a postal vote on whether Australia should change marriage to include “same-sex marriage”.
We urge you to exercise your right to Vote NO, to keep marriage, as willed by God in the Bible, a unique relationship between a man and a woman.
In order to ensure that you are enrolled for the postal vote, it is essential that you visit check.aec.gov.au/ before the 24 August deadline. Make sure your address and details are up to date.
For more information and to volunteer to assist with this campaign, please contact 028831 0000 or by email to marriage@maronite.org.au

أعلنت الحكومة الأسترالية عن اجراء تصويت عبر البريد للنظر في تعديل قانون الزواج الاوسترالي ليشمل "زواج المثليين".
نرجو من أبناء وبنات كنيستنا المارونية ممارسة حقهم في التصويت ضد هذا التغيير للحفاظ على الزواج، كما أراده الله في الكتاب المقدس، كعلاقة فريدة وتكاملية بين رجل وامرأة. للتصويت البريدي، عليكم زيارة الصفحة check.aec.gov.au/ قبل 24 آب لتتأكدوا من صحة عنوانكم وتفاصيلكم.
للمزيد من المعلومات والتطوع للمساعدة في هذه الحملة، يرجى الاتصال على 0288310000 أو عبر البريد الإلكتروني marriage@maronite.org.au
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2 years ago

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Have your say: www.surveymonkey.com/r/maronitesurveyAfter more than 150 years of Maronite presence in Australia, the first Maronite Diocesan Assembly will be held from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November 2017, in Sydney. To help prepare for this Assembly, under the theme: “Strong in Faith, Growing in Love”, all Maronites are invited to complete a short survey available on the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/maronitesurvey

Alternatively, you can collect a copy from your parish. Survey closes on 15 September 2017.
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2 years ago

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Effective Parenting Course Session 2! 'The Power of Body Language' - NEXT WEDNESDAY!

(9:30 am Arabic/ 7pm English - OLOL CYPC)
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2 years ago

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"The complexity of today’s society and the challenges faced by the family require a greater effort on the part of the whole Christian community in preparing those who are about to be married." (Amoris Laetitia)

Last weekend saw 26 couples attending one of the largest Marriage Preparation Classes to date at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral - Sydney!
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2 years ago

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Thank you to Fr Louis Ferkh and the Monks of Saint Charbel's Monastery for offering the Mass tonight for MaroniteCare, White Stone and all the Maronite organisations. Thank you to Fr Maroun Youssef for celebrating the Mass. May the prayers of Saint Charbel be with everyone. ...

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2 years ago

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On Monday 26 June, MaroniteCare celebrated the Feast of Blessed Yacoub Alkabouchi with a Mass and family gathering. It was a wonderful occasion to celebrate four milestones. Firstly, the Feast of Blessed Yacoub who is the patron of MaroniteCare. Secondly, the recent award of our Chairperson Daryl Melham the honour of membership in the Order of Australia. Thirdly, the Incorporation of MaroniteCare Australia Limited and fourthly to thank the directors, staff (MaroniteCare, Maronite Chancery and Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral - Sydney) and all the volunteers for everything that they do to support MaroniteCare. Monsignor Marcelino represented His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay and gave a great homily on the life of Blessed Yacoub and his link with MaroniteCare. May the prayers of blessed Yacoub be with you all. ...

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Lord Jesus,
Take my tongue: may it express thy will and may my silence be communication with thee!
Take my ears: grant that they may listen to the voice of duty.The voice only, Jesus!
Take my eyes: allow them to perceive thee in everyone and act accordingly!
Take my hands and feet: may they be graceful in thy service and always carry out thy desires!
Take my spirit: may it be illuminated by thy dazzling light!
Take my heart: may it the throne of thy love!
Amen
(Blessed Yacoub)
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2 years ago

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Today we celebrate the Feast of Blessed Abouna Yacoub Al Kabouchi, the patron of MaroniteCare. Blessed Yacoub truly represents what MaroniteCare aspires to be, an instrument of Christ’s mercy and compassion in serving all those who are in need. In the words of Abouna Yacoub himself: “Mercy is the essential part of love; it is the love taking care of the needy neighbor.”

On behalf of His Excellency Bishop Antione-Charbel Tarabay, the Board, Staff and Volunteers of MaroniteCare, we take this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed feast day of our patron. We also thank you for all that you do for MaroniteCare. Your support and assistance is truly valued. May the prayers of Blessed Abouna Yacoub be with you and your loved ones always.
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MaroniteCare would like to congratulate our Chairperson, Mr Daryl Melham on his recent award as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Daryl received this well deserved award for his significant service to the Parliament of Australia, and to the community through a range of organisations including MaroniteCare. We are very proud of Daryl and we extend our best wishes to him as he continues to make such a positive impact on our community! ...

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2 years ago

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Last Tuesday during Men's Health Week, Mates in Construction joined us for a Suicide Awareness Night. It was a very eye-opening event for those who attended.

The important conversations around suicide will continue in our Maronite community so keep posted for more Seeds of Hope training events suitable for all fields of work.
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2 years ago

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Parenting Course taking place right now in Arabic. If you have missed the morning session, the evening session will be held in English at 7pm. Don't miss out on this important topic of controlling anger. ...

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2 years ago

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MaroniteCare took part in the Australian Maronite Professionals Council (AMPC) Careers Expo today which brought together Maronite students from three of our Maronite Colleges in NSW at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral - Sydney. It was a great opportunity for Universities and firms to showcase what they had to offer our students. Dr Dima Akik represented MaroniteCare and gave a great presentation. We thank AMPC for this wonderful initiative and we especially thank Mrs Salwa Elias for organising this event.

Australian Maronite Professionals Council
AMPC Careers Expo 2017
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2 years ago

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Suicide Awareness Training!

On TONIGHT - 6:30pm - OLOL Community Youth and Pastoral Centre.

All are welcome!
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2 years ago

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Today is 'World No Tobacco Day'!

The World Health Organisation reports that Tobacco kills more then 7 MILLION people EVERY year!

It's never to late to tackle tobacco!! If you would like more information on how to quit smoking speak to your local pharmacist or health care professional.
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2 years ago

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A wonderful day at the NACD Autism & Neuroplasticity Information Session and Workshop! Presenting was Sara Erling, from NACD Head Offtice in Utah, USA.

If you weren't able to make today's session, another workshop will be held TOMORROW at St Joseph's, Croydon.
Register at: signup.com/go/qfwRppQ
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2 years ago

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How is smoking affecting your health? Want to learn about how YOU can tackle tobacco? TONIGHT at 7pm, Lvl 1 CYPC at Our Lady of Lebanon. All are welcome! ...

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2 years ago

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In collaboration with MaroniteCare and NACD Australia, we would like to invite you to a FREE ONE DAY Information session and workshop!
If you know anyone with Down Syndrome, Autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, or children with a range of learning difficulties or are thinking about working with them, SIGN UP, choose a date, share with family and friends and we'll see you there!
*Places are Limited !
TUESDAY 30 MAY - HARRIS PARK
WEDNESDAY 31 MAY- CROYDON

Sign up using signup.com/go/qfwRppQ !

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Know anyone with Down Syndrome, Autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, children with a range of learning difficulties or thinking about working with them ?
Then don't miss out on the free info session and workshop! Choose a date, share with family and friends and we'll see you there!
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Anxiety and My Child
Parent Workshop
Hosted by the Parent Education and Support Network

How do I know if my child is anxious?
What can I do to help my child?

The PESN has prepared a practical workshop to assist parents with children with anxiety. The workshop will provide information, advice and strategies to incorporate within the home that may reduce a child’s level of anxiety.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 24th May 2017 in Conference Room D001 commencing at 9:30am with morning tea provided. Child minding will also be available for parents.

Bookings are essential for the workshop as places are limited and arrangements need to be prepared prior to the workshop. To book for the workshop, please complete the booking form below:
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Bookings can also be made via the College app.

For further information please contact Mr E. Asmar or email pesn@mchf.nsw.edu.au
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He is Risen! Truly Risen!
! المسيح قام! حقا قام!
Happy Easter from our MaroniteCare family to yours.
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Happy Palm Sunday from all of us at MaroniteCare 🌿
Hosanna in the highest!

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MaroniteCare and Seeds of Hope would like to thank Dr. Wanda Skowronska for her wonderful talk about the Catholic connection between Psychology and the Faith.
Stay tuned for more upcoming events!

#MaroniteCare #SeedsOfHopeSeeds of Hope would like to thank Dr. Wanda Skowronska for her wonderful talk about the Catholic connection between Psychology and the Faith!

If you missed out, be sure to check out Wanda's Lumen Verum Apologetics talk, where she also discusses this important topic (link below)!

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"We need to see each child as a gift to be welcomed, cherished and protected."
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Today is World Bipolar Day...

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder which causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out daily tasks. According to the World Health Organisation, it is the 6th leading cause of disability globally. We NEED a global solution.

World Bipolar Day is celebrated on Vincent van Gogh's birthday - a world renowned artist who suffered from this disorder. It is a great day that helps bring greater awareness; thus eliminating the social stigma associated with bipolar. It assists in educating about, and improving the sensitivity to the illness.

Those who suffer appear to be like any one of us - because they are. We are all made in the same image and likeness of God the Creator. We therefore need to work to eradicate this "mentally unstable" stigma. Unless you have walked in their shoes - you will not know of the challenges attached to this disorder. Even those who are dealing with the illness need to learn to overcome the stigma. We need to bring awareness into the community - no one is alone. We all have our own crosses to carry up to The Lord and it is important to remain mindful of each individual's personal battles.

Help us help those who are suffering. As Van Gogh once said, "there is nothing more artistic than to love"
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Last Friday we celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary through an Interfaith Gathering which brought together many religious and political leaders together with diplomats and community groups from the Christian and Muslim religions. This day has been declared a public holiday in Lebanon to enhance the spirit of unity and harmony between the faiths and for the last four years, His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay has sought to do the same here in Australia.
In his message on this day, Bishop Tarabay said that the Feast of the Annunciation is “an opportunity to look around in the company of other Australians and acknowledging that only by working together and respecting our differences, we can build a better society.” This message perfectly summed up the night of prayer, harmony, dialogue, collaboration and acceptance. The Blessed Virgin is the perfect role model who unifies us all under her mantle.

MaroniteCare would like to thank Multicultural NSW for their generous contribution and support as well as the Australian Catholic University (ACU) for their hospitality in hosting this monumental event for the second year. Furthermore, we thank those who attended and contributed to this spirit of peace and unity.
Photography by Snapix by Peter Taouk

#MaroniteCare #InterFaithGathering #Peace #Harmony #Unity #Prayer #Collaboration #Acceptance
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MaroniteCare would like to wish everyone Happy Feast Day of St. Rafqa !
May she be our guiding light and our example in bearing our sufferings with love and joy.

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“The family, as the fundamental and essential educating community, is the privileged means for transmitting the religious and cultural values which help the person to acquire his or her own identity. Founded on love and open to the gift of life, the family contains in itself the very future of society; its most special task is to contribute effectively to a future of peace.” St Pope JPII

#MaroniteCare #MaroniteFamily #Love
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Last Wednesday, March 8, under the patronage of His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay and together with the Maronite Ladies of the Gospel, we celebrated International Women's Day. The Divine Liturgy was offered on behalf of all women and especially women who are the victims of domestic violence.

The Mass was followed by a dinner hosted by the Maronite Ladies of the Gospel. It was a beautiful night in which we truly celebrated women. His Excellency spoke of the importance of raising awareness regarding the issue of domestic violence and looking after those who come to us for support. Dr Dima Akik spoke about domestic violence and its prevalence in our society and in the world.

During the night, His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel awarded Mrs Eva Charbel, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay's Maronite Woman of the Year Award, for her outstanding work in the Maronite Community. This award was established in 2017 to showcase and acknowledge the achievements of Maronite Women.

On behalf of the Board and Staff of MaroniteCare, we congratulate Mrs Eva Charbel and we thank the Maronite Ladies of the Gospel for their support of MaroniteCare. All proceeds from the dinner will support the vital work of MaroniteCare. Finally, we thank Father Tony Sarkis and Our Lady of Lebanon Church Co-Cathedral for their continued support and hospitality in providing the venue.
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“The Church gives thanks for all the manifestations of the feminine “genius” which have appeared in the course of history, in the midst of all peoples and nations; she gives thanks for all the charisms which the Holy Spirit distributes to women in the history of the People of God, for all the victories which she owes to their faith, hope and charity: she gives thanks for all the fruits of feminine holiness”
- St Pope John Paul II - from 'Mulieris Dignitatem' (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women)

Happy International Women's Day!

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Happy International Women's Day!

Join us today to celebrate being women, the women in your lives, women in the Gospel and Our Lady.

Under the patronage of His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, MaroniteCare and The Maronite Ladies of the Gospel would like to invite you to International Women's Day Mass and Dinner at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral and Church Hall. The Mass will begin at 5:30 followed by a Dinner at the Church Hall.
Tickets for the dinner are $60 and the proceeds go to the work and mission of MaroniteCare in our community.

#MaroniteCare #MaroniteWomen
#OurLady #BlessedAreYouAmongstWomen
#InternationalWomensDay #MarthaAndMary
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Do you understand NDIS? (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
JOIN US TOMORROW !
MaroniteCare in collaboration with CEADA - Community Enrichment and Development Association will be holding an information session to help you understand and manage NDIS on 7 March at Our Lady of Lebanon Community and Pastoral Center, Level 1 for the 10 am and 7 pm sessions.
For more information please contact Subdeacon Danny Nouh on 0477 008 787 or Kay Ishak on 0411 080 276.
10 am morning session:
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7 pm night session:
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A Lenten Message from His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay-
Beloved Brothers and Sisters of the Maronite Eparchy of Australia,

The Season the Great Lent is a special time of the year preparing us for the Paschal Mystery through three main practices: prayer and listening to God's word to restore our relationship with God, fasting and abstinence to strengthen the will and restore our relationship and reconcile with ourselves, and through acts of love and compassion for our relationship with our brothers and sisters and in solidarity with the poor and suffering.

In regards to the Lenten penitential practices of the Maronites residing in Australia, and in accordance with the guidelines released by His Beatitude and Eminence Mar Bechara Boutros Cardinal Rai, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, we recommend the following practices to the faithful of the Maronite Eparchy of Australia:

• Fasting from midnight to midday on all weekdays: no food or drink is to be consumed, with the exception of water;
• Abstaining from consuming meat or dairy on the Fridays of Lent;
• Abstaining from meat throughout the first and last week of Lent (Holy Week);
• We do not fast or abstain on Saturdays and Sundays, with the exception of Easter Saturday, where fasting and abstinence are to be observed;
• In 2017, the following feast days fall within the Lenten Season: St John Maroun (2 March), The Forty Martyrs (9 March), St Joseph (19 March), St Rafqa (23 March), The Annunciation (25 March). We do not fast or abstain on these feast days.

It is important to note that food and water are always permitted when needed to take medicines or in case of illness or old age. A person who cannot fast or abstain may choose another form of penance.

I wish you a blessed Lenten journey marked with renewal and prayer."On the wings of the virtues of fasting and almsgiving, our prayers fly safely and are more easily carried to Heaven, where Christ our Peace has preceded us.” (St Augustine, Sermon 206 on Lent)
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Beloved Brothers and Sisters of the Maronite Eparchy of Australia,

The Season the Great Lent is a special time of the year preparing us for the Paschal Mystery through three main practices: prayer and listening to God's word to restore our relationship with God, fasting and abstinence to strengthen the will and restore our relationship and reconcile with ourselves, and through acts of love and compassion for our relationship with our brothers and sisters and in solidarity with the poor and suffering.

In regards to the Lenten penitential practices of the Maronites residing in Australia, and in accordance with the guidelines released by His Beatitude and Eminence Mar Bechara Boutros Cardinal Rai, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, we recommend the following practices to the faithful of the Maronite Eparchy of Australia:

• Fasting from midnight to midday on all weekdays: no food or drink is to be consumed, with the exception of water;
• Abstaining from consuming meat or dairy on the Fridays of Lent;
• Abstaining from meat throughout the first and last week of Lent (Holy Week);
• We do not fast or abstain on Saturdays and Sundays, with the exception of Easter Saturday, where fasting and abstinence are to be observed;
• In 2017, the following feast days fall within the Lenten Season: St John Maroun (2 March), The Forty Martyrs (9 March), St Joseph (19 March), St Rafqa (23 March), The Annunciation (25 March). We do not fast or abstain on these feast days.

It is important to note that food and water are always permitted when needed to take medicines or in case of illness or old age. A person who cannot fast or abstain may choose another form of penance.

I wish you a blessed Lenten journey marked with renewal and prayer.

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Stay tuned for the launch of our new website!!!

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“Faith in action is love. And love in action is service.”
-Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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Today we celebrate the Feast of St Maroun-
O Lord, accept the prayers we offer in memory of our
Father, St. Maroun. Bless and protect the people who bear your name. Make us worthy of his holy legacy that we may carry
the message of your Gospel throughout the world.
Grant faithfulness to his people and courage to his inheritance.

May God, through the intercession of St. Maroun, grant graces, healing and protection to those who bear his namesake.

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Last Saturday 4 February, World Cancer Day, we celebrated the Divine Liturgy to pray for people with cancer and their families at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in Harris Park. The aim of this day is to encourage as many people as possible to speak about cancer and unite as a world in the fight against it. In addition to these goals, our aim in the Maronite Church and through MaroniteCare is to encourage as many people as possible to pray for people who suffer from cancer and their families. The theme of this day was “Your love is my only cure” which comes from the famous Arabic hymn “Jesus, you are my God. Your love is my only cure.” His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay celebrated the Mass with Father Tony Sarkis, Dean of Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral, Abouna Pierre El-Khoury and Fr Bernard Assi. His Excellency reflected on the faith of the hemorrhaging woman in his homily and spoke of her saying “She defied all the social barriers to get only a small touch of his cloak. She knew that Jesus’ love was her only cure. As hard as this may seem, we too need to defy all odds so that we can touch him like the hemorrhaging woman through our faith.” His Excellency then blessed the oil and together with the priests and subdeacons anointed all those who were sick. His Excellency explained that the “oil is a symbol and we must always remember that it is not the oil that cures but God who is our healer. The oil is a sign of our faith and hope in God.” On behalf of the Board and staff of MaroniteCare, we thank His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel for celebrating the Mass and his continual fatherly love, to Father Tony Sarkis and the priests and staff at Our Lady Of Lebanon Co- Cathedral for their continual support and hospitality with all the MaroniteCare initiatives, to Sr Marlene Chedid who served the Mass, to the subdeacons, seminarian and altar servers and to everyone who donated the flower arrangements, oil bottles, oil, and to the ladies who filled the oil bottles. Thank you, one and all.
Nabiha Moussy Nouh Dolly Chahin Dory Zaouk Robert Albayeh Charlie-Christine Mejalli Eva Charbel Alia Halabi Lily Karam
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On Saturday 4 February, World Cancer Day, I was invited by MaroniteCare to preside over a Holy Mass, with the Rite of the Anointing of the Sick, to pray for all those suffering from cancer and their families.

Many of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another. It is our human duty, based on core human values, to try and share or alleviate the pain of others, through prayer, the sacraments and comforting words.

On Saturday, we came together as one community to pray for those amongst us who are sick and suffering, asking the Lord to grant them his healing graces.

I thank MaroniteCare for organising this annual event where we pray with and for people suffering from cancer.
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Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).
World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media. It is also a day which we should be united in prayer for all those suffering from cancer and their families.
Join us tonight for the Wold Cancer Day Mass at 6pm at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral, Harris Park, which will be celebrated by His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay. The Mass will include the Rite of Anointing of the Sick.

#MaroniteCare #WorldCancerDay #WeCanICan
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World Cancer Day is a truly inspiring global event celebrated each year on 4 Feb. The aim of world Cancer Day is to encourage as many people as possible to speak about Cancer on this day. Our aim at MaroniteCare is to encourage as many people as possible to pray for all those who suffer from cancer and their families.
Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).
World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word, raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media and to pray for those who suffer from this disease.

Join us Tomorrow at 6pm at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral, Harris Park for the World Cancer Day Mass which will be celebrated by His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay to pray for people who suffer from cancer. The Mass will include the Rite of Anointing of the Sick.

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Tip #7 Set Goals

When you write down every goal for this school year, you are able to plan and realise what you need to do to prepare for them. Having that list can be a driving and motivating force to help you work to achieve those goals. Every new school year is a opportunity for a fresh start, new friends, and to make it count. You have the potential to make this year one of the best ones yet.

Good luck and we hope that you have an amazing school year!

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Tip #6 Be positive

Look on the bright side of going back to school. Stay positive and excited for what this year has to offer. Just like eating your veggies and getting plenty of sleep, it's proven that smiling is good for your health too.

"Peace begins with a SMILE" - St Mother Teresa

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Tip #5 Eat Healthy

Breakfast and healthy snacks are the best way to keep energised through the school day. Make sure to eat a healthy and satisfying lunch. Eating right will help with mood, stress, and focus.

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Tip #4 Sleep

Now that the holidays are over, maintaining a healthy sleep schedule is important for the new school year. Try to sleep and wake up at the same time to have a great routine and to stay energised through the school day!
#MaroniteCare #Sleep
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TIP #3 Don’t Stress

Easier said than done. Be confident and prepared for what this year has to offer. Take time to get yourself ready and relax before school starts !

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TIP #2 Get Involved

Starting a new year means new school, new friends and new teachers. Be sure to get involved in extracurricular actvities, sports, clubs and organisations, it’s a new way to have fun and make new friends. Many studies have shown that students involved in sports, church or school activities achieve higher marks.

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MaroniteCare wishes everyone a happy and safe Australia Day!

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TIP #1 Be Organised

MaroniteCare is getting ready for the new school year! Our first tip for students and parents is to be organised. Be sure to prepare your uniforms, books, stationary, electronics and back to school essentials to ensure a great term! And don’t forget to stay organised through the year with a diary or calendar.
Stay tuned for more tips coming your way before going back to school!

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MaroniteCare was honored to welcome today the Hon John Ajaka, Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Ageing, and Minister for Multiculturalism along with Dr. Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta.

His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, our Chairperson, Executive Officer and Board Members, gave the guests a tour of our offices and an overview of the activities and services of MaroniteCare.

We thank the Department of Multiculturalism for their support through the Unity Grants Program for our Interfaith Festival. We look forward to working with Minister Ajaka and his department to truly make a difference in our community.

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May the Light of our Lord Jesus Christ be everlasting in your lives today and forever. A blessed Feast of the Epiphany from everyone at MaroniteCare.

Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral - Sydney
Deyim Deyim - Everlasting Everlasting.

Epiphany Masses at OLOL

Today 5 January @ 10 pm with the rite of blessing of water
Friday: 7 am, 8:45 am and 6 pm with the rite of blessing of water.
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We've reached 1000 Likes!
Happy New Year from the MaroniteCare family to Yours!

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3 years ago

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'Working Together to Make a Difference'

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A special Thank You to our wonderful Sponsors for supporting and attending the Ya Zaman Tal El-Amar Performances.
We appriciate all your hardwork, efforts, and assistance.
#WorkingTogetherToMakeADifference
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On behalf of the Board and Staff, MaroniteCare would like to thank His Excellency Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay for his patronage, Abouna Hovig Boudakian and the Ya Zaman theatrical group for thier hardwork, presence, and performances, as well as our amazing and generous sponsors and guests who attended and supported us.

All the proceeds from the concert will support the vital work of MaroniteCare and our mission to enhance the well-being of our community.

Please like and share our page for more photos of the performance and future posts regarding our Maronite community and further information on services and events.

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Ya Zaman Tal El-Amar FINALE 🎶🎤 ...

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