Eparchy of Saint Maron’s Annual Benefit Dinner Set for November 21

Bishop Gregory John Mansour
Bishop Gregory John Mansour

November 8, 2013 – Maronite Catholics and friends from the greater New York area will gather on Thursday, November 21, at the Archdiocese of New York Building (1011 First Avenue) for the Fourth Annual Benefit Dinner for the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn.

Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner will be used to educate seminarians, support poorer parishes and missions, make structural repairs to the Cathedral and assist retired priests. Bishop Gregory John Mansour stated, “I invite all of the faithful of the Eparchy, and every person of good will, to attend or support this year’s Benefit Dinner in Manhattan.”

The evening will begin with a Cocktail Reception with hors d’oeuvres at 6 pm, to be followed by Dinner at 7:30 pm. Individual tickets cost $250 each. Table sponsorships are available at $5,000, $10,000 and $20,000. Additional donations are encouraged. More than 200 guests are expected.

An added feature of this year’s Benefit Dinner is that it will honor Dr. Hamid Mouallem and his wife, Leila. The Mouallems are faithful and devoted members of the Maronite community in the New York area.

The Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn comprises 43 parishes, a seminary, a convent, a monastery and the Maronite faithful in 16 states located along the East Coast of the United States from Maine to Florida. It is directly under the jurisdiction of Pope Francis.

For more information, go to www.stmaron.org or email saintmaron@yahoo.com.