Fr Andre Mahanna’s Message for May 19-2017: Gift III- Homeless and God

In Matthew Chapter 8: 19-20 we read: Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”

Earlier this week, while in Washington D.C. to educate and inform people about the Plight of forced Christian immigration, refugees, religious persecution and human trafficking of children, sex slavery of women, and young girls and boys, I got to a point where I really needed to take a break and sit at a street corner, eat a little and reflect. Doing this, it started raining. I decided to stay outside, hid under a little umbrella and continued eating and reflecting. People passing by, in hurry, under the rain, seeking refuge. All of a sudden there was this one man, a black male in his upper age, no teeth in the front, walking slowly as he is so well acquainted with such situations. Read more

Fr Andre Mahanna’s Message for Second Sunday of May 14-2017

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The Virgin Mary
She is the mirror of the splendor of God, through whom the Light of God first shone to mankind in the incarnation of the Son of the Living God, the Lord Jesus Christ. She is the Virgin Mary who, in this month, we honor as the Lady Mother of Life, Queen of Lebanon, Star of the East, Our Lady of Fatima.

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, many times in our lives as the children of the Father in Heaven, we are encouraged to stop and reflect on the meaning of our life under the protection of Our Lady and in relation to her work in the Plan of God for our salvation. We do have a mother yet it is up to us to call upon her aid and to ask for her intercession. Read message

Fr Andre Message and blog for April 30- 2017: The Gift of Communion

The Gift of the First Communion

“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”(John 6:35)

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, allow me first to wish a happy and blessed First Communion to Gavin, Christopher, Giancarlo, & Tiffany; our four youth who today accept the Gift of life from the Lord at the hand of the priest and in the Holy Church. Read more…

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

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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…

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…