by Shirley Bayeh
Each year, the Women's Society of St. John Maron Parish in Orange, Calif. sponsors a Reflection Contest. Interested parishioners between the ages of 14-17 are encouraged to write an essay on a designated topic. This year's topic, "Why do you like to attend St. John Maron Maronite Church?" This allowed the entrants to learn about their Church's history and its importance in their lives.
Congratulations to the first-place winner, Jessica Zaki, and second place winner, Johnathan Mitri who both submitted stellar essays.
Looking forward to next year's event. The Women's Society of St. John Maron Parish is dedicated to promoting educational advancement among the youth and strengthening their ties to the Maronite Church.