Fr Andre Mahanna’s Message for Easter and Divine Mercy Sundays


My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ;

The Lord Reigns Clothed in Majesty, Alleluia! This Sunday, the Lord appears to Thomas and the Twelve apostles in the upper room of Jerusalem. This Sunday hope and mercy are renewed in the hearts of the frightened apostles. Read more…

NOTICE: Divine Mercy Celebration at St. Rafka’s with Archbishop Samuel Aquila and Maronite Bishop Elias Zaidan

Date: Sunday, Apr. 23 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church
2301 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80214

Join, archbishop samuel aquila, archdiocese of denver, bishop elias a zaidan, the eparchy of our lady of lebanon, clergy, pastors and ministers from the various christian apostolic and evangelical traditions bringing the message of divine mercy from america to the whole world!

Walk Through the Door of Mercy Which Will Open in an Extraordinary Way on that Day

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Archbishop of Washington: Nearly One Christian Killed Every Hour for Practicing Faith


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly one Christian is killed every hour around the world for practicing their faith, said the Archbishop of the U.S. capital.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl made those comments on Thursday while delivering the keynote address during the one-day symposium at the National Press Club focused on Christian prosecution.

The event featured the release of a report by the University of Notre Dame’s Under Caesar’s Sword project titled, “In Response to Persecution.”

Christian persecution is a worldwide phenomenon, noted the Washington archbishop. Read more…

Bills for Food Distribution Campaigns

Bills from HAGE SUPERSTORE Jbeil for February and March food distribution campaigns taking place in Lebanon. Read more…

Maronite Church to declare this year as the Year of Witness and Martyrs

“Maronite Church to declare this year as the Year of Witness and Martyrs” Bishop Elias Zaidan to the Clergy of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon at the Occasion of Thursday of Mysteries – April 2017
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Fr Andre Mahanna’s Message for April Hosanna Sunday and Holy Week: “Hosanna: Save Us O Lord”

“Hosanna to the Son of David, Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord!”

From the shouts of infants and babies, the Lord has established strength and power.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, today, we celebrate the week and the Sunday of Hosanna Sunday, also known as Palm Sunday and in Lebanese: “Eid El-Sha’neeneh” The Feast of the “Ho-sha’-na”. Read more…

Fr Andre Mahanna’s Message for March-April

But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough to spare, and I’m dying with hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.'” (Luke 15: 17- 19)

My Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, the following sentence: “But when he came to himself…” describes gently the self-realization of failure, need and the pursuit of conversion. Read more…

Thank you Letter from Bishop Kassarji

Thank you letter from Bishop Kassarji, Bishop of Catholic Chaldean Eparchy of Beirut- acknowledging the reception of the Christmas Gift and Food Drive for 2016 for over 1000 children from Syria and Ira. Read more…

Christmas Gift Distribution 2016 – Third Phase


Title of the Event: Gift Distribution Ceremony for the Catholic Iraqi Refugees
Church Organization Served: Chaldean Catholic Church
Location: Sed El Baouchrieh of Beirut Lebanon
Date: January 14, 2017

On January 14th 2017 St. Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy (a.k.a “The Apostolate of Our Lady of Hope”) had its third phase of the 2016 Christmas Gift Distribution. This third phase was focused on delivering gifts to the children of the Chaldean Catholic Church located in Sed El Baouchrieh of Beirut, Lebanon. There were more than 900 children present along with their parents to receive their awaited Christmas gifts providing them a breath of hope and joy. Read more…

Gift Distribution Ceremony for the Catholic Iraqi Refugees

MJV_4203Date:  January 11, 2017 in Nabaa Region of Beirut Lebanon
Location: Beirut-Nabaa Lebanese Educational School (المدرسة التربوية اللبنانية)
Number of Children: 487

Today St Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy (Also Known by the Name:  The Apostolate of Our Lady of Hope) second destination was the Lebanese Educational School in Beirut-Nabaa.
At this location, 487 Iraqi children refugees, both girls and boys, between the ages of 5 years old to 16 years old, were thrilled and  surprisingly filled with joy when they started receiving  the Gifts of Hope and Mercy for Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017 from the hands of our volunteers: Joanne-Lee Mhanna, Elie Mhanna and Alain Aoun.  Read more…

Christmas Distribution 2016

img_4691Date: Saturday January 7th
Event: Gift Distribution Ceremony for the Catholic Syrian Refugees
Location: Beirut-Fanar Catholic Church of Saints Sarah and Bahnam (martyrs of early third century)
Number of Children: 30

The  Syrian Children Refugees in Beirut-Fanar were very thrilled today to receive from Saint Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy, Denver Colorado, U.S.A Christmas gifts which brought joy and hope to their hearts on this day. Read more…

Preparations for “Glories Rings” on Dec 8 and 9, 2016

With associate director Ms Christina Bishop of the choral of LDS Church headquarter in Lakewood Colorado preparing with the National Orchestra of the City of Lakewood







Photo of live manger seen with LDS choral in Lakewood preparing gifts drive and concert benefiting the St Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy- Dress Rehearsal:




Fr Andre Mahanna’s Editorial December, 2016img_0409

In Her Immaculate Conception Christ is the source of life. Mary, the Gate of Heaven, Mary the gate of the Most Holy Trinity to the Heart of the suffering humanity. Mary the prefect human, who is the authentic image of God and in his likeness, shares with the world the birth of the Savior. the Only and True Son of God, and Perfect Man.


In his Incarnation from the Virgin Mary who is overshadowed by the Power of the Most High, who is filled from the Holy Spirit, who is full of Grace, Christ becomes the source of life for all people…Click to read the Editorial

Christmas Gift Distribution in Lebanon (2015)

Colorado State House Resolution HJR16- 1013 passed unanimously declaring atrocities committed against Christians and other religious minorities to be, crimes against humanity and genocide. Read Story…


“We give our Sympathy to the Daughters of Charity and all its nuns in the world. We ask for the intercession of the martyrs in Yemen. We pray for hope and Mercy to come upon all the indwellers of the earth especially those who lack peace and security. We pray for those who are being persecuted because of their Faith in Christ. We pray for reconciliation, the pardon of the enemy, and the conversion of souls through the intercession of Saint Paul who once was a persecutor of Christ and turned to become one of the Princes of the Apostles. May Saint Paul and all Martyrs lead all enemies of Christ back to full love and to salvation to liberate them from the snares of the devil and from all evil. Amen”

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow: “The Blood of the Christians Martyrs in the Middle East and the World are the seeds for our Unity

With your continuous Support and trust in the Saint Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy, we continue to save Christians in the Middle East through Awareness and Charity


The Common Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Today’s Common Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Cuba
The Middle East — “We call upon the international community to act urgently in order to prevent the further expulsion of Christians from the Middle East.”—Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, Common statement, issued today in Cuba, just a few minutes ago, following…Read More

A Message to the Assembly of Hope and Mercy

Letter from Rita Tamur, our guest from Iraq on the latest Christian suffering and death

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Skip Roger’s Ride for Mercy and Hope to support the Christians in the Middle East



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