Caritas Lebanon is the official pastoral arm of the Catholic Church in Lebanon that serves the poor and refugees. It provides health care, emergency aid, education and humanitarian relief in Lebanon.
The Maronite Bishops in the United States established Caritas Lebanon USA, to promote awareness of the work of Caritas Lebanon and help fundraise for it in the United States.
Bishop A. Elias Zaidan recently appointed Father John Nahal, Rector of Saint Raymond’s Cathedral in St. Louis, as the new President of Caritas Lebanon USA. Several new members were also named to the volunteer Board of Directors. The Board had a teleconference in April where Father Nahal appointed several committee chairs and discussed ways to increase help for Caritas. Father Nahal and several Board members will be visiting Caritas Lebanonthis Summer at their personal expense to assist Caritas.
Bishop Zaidan and Bishop Gregory Mansour ask all people of good will, especially Maronites, to please remember Caritas Lebanon in their prayers and to support it financially if possible. Tax-deductible donations may be made online with a credit card at www.caritaslebanonusa.org, or by mailing a check payable to “Caritas Lebanon USA ”to Father John Nahal at 931 Lebanon Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63104. Volunteers interested in helping Caritas should contact Father Nahal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 314-621-0056.