Brooklyn’s Maronite Catholics to hold fundraising dinner

Money is needed to repair Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral

October 20, 2014 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Members of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, a religious group within the Catholic Church, will gather for a dinner on Oct. 23 to raise money to pay for structural repairs to their cathedral.

The dinner, the Eparchy’s fifth annual event, will take place Thursday at the Catholic Archdiocese of New York’s main building at 1011 First Ave. in Manhattan, starting at 6:30 p.m. Over 200 guests are expected to attend the dinner.

Following a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., the dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 per person. Table sponsorships are available at $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000. Additional donations are also accepted.

Proceeds from the dinner will be used to repair Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral at 113 Remsen St. in downtown Brooklyn. Funds raised at the dinner will also be used to educate seminarians, support parishes and missions, and assist retired priests, according to the event’s organizers.

“I invite all of the faithful of the Eparchy, and every person of good will, to attend or support this year’s benefit dinner. Thank you and welcome!” said the Most Rev. Gregory John Mansour, bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Maron for the Eastern United States.

This year’s benefit dinner will honor Claire Habib, a devoted member of the Maronite community in New York.

The Eparchy of Saint Maron is composed of 43 parishes in 16 states located along the East Coast of the U.S. from Maine to Florida. It operates under the jurisdiction of Pope Francis. The Eparchy also oversees a seminary, convent, and monastery.

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