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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…

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…

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…