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Maronite Catholics to hold fundraising dinner

October 7, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Bishop Gregory Mansour is the leader of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn. Photo courtesy of the Eparchy
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Maronite Catholics from the greater New York area and beyond will gather on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan for the Sixth Annual Benefit Dinner for the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn. Monir Barakat and Hayat Barakat, who are members of the Maronite community in New York, will be honored at the benefit dinner.

Proceeds from the dinner will be used to educate seminarians, support parishes and missions and assist retired priests in the Eparchy, 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,” said Bishop Gregory Mansour, the head of the Eparchy.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. The dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $300 each. Table sponsorships are available at $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000. The dinner is expected to draw more than 200 guests.

The Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn contains 43 parishes, a seminary, a convent, a monastery and Maronite faithful in 16 states the East Coast from Maine to Florida. The seat of the Eparchy is Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral, located at 113 Remsen St. in Brooklyn Heights. The Eparchy is not part of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. It operates directly under the jurisdiction of Pope Francis. For more information on the Eparchy, visit or email [email protected].

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