Elias Khalil

Mother's Day at St Stephen Maronite Catholic Church, Charlotte

Elias Khalil
Mother's Day at St Stephen Maronite Catholic Church, Charlotte

By Amanda Nassar

On Mother’s Day Saunday May 12, 2019, St. Stephen Maronite Mission of Charlotte was blessed by the visit of Sayedna Gregory Mansour who celebrated the liturgy on that day. 

Sayedna emphasized during his homily that on Mother’s Day we celebrate our mothers and our Mother Church as well.  Sayedna stated that: “the Church is our Mother that we come to when In need. The priest is our Shepard, who like Saint Peter pulls the net full of all kind of fish and bring it to Christ.”

Words cannot express the amount of gratitude us children have for you and what you do. Not only to our mothers, who raise us, comfort us, but to our Mother The Church who nourishes our souls and faith in Christ. 

To all of our mothers here and in heaven, thank you. And to our Mother Church, we thank you for showing us the way to walk with Jesus Christ.