On the 29th of July 2023, “The Family of Saint Sharbel” in the US celebrated the Feast of Saint Sharbel at the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
At 12 PM, Fr. Theodore Trinko (IVE), Chaplain at the Shrine, celebrated the Holy Mass in St. Mary's Chapel. The Lebanese community in the area, as well as other pilgrims of the National Shrine, and Mr. Raymond Nader (Founder & President of The Family of Saint Sharbel) joined in this celebration.
After the Holy Mass, Fr. Theodore & Fr. Cesar (IVE) led a procession with Saint Sharbel’s Relic ending with the blessing with & veneration of Saint Sharbel’s Relic. Fr. Theodore blessed the people individually with the holy oil of Saint Sharbel.
After the ceremonies, sweets and prayer cards were offered to the pilgrims.
At the end, Mr. Raymond Nader gave a talk about his experience with Saint Sharbel and the message he conveys to us.
Video Time Stamps
11:08 Fr. Theodore Trinko Homily
47:33 Procession, Blessing with and Veneration of St. Sharbel’s Relic
52:13 Mr. Raymond Nader Talk
Video of the Complete Procession
Celebration of the Feast of Saint Sharbel at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Astoria, July 24, 2023
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Astoria, New York offered their monthly Healing Mass in Honor of the feast of Saint Sharbel on Monday, July 24, 2023. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Raymond Chappetto, Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn, Rev. Vincent Chirichella, pastor of St. Joseph Church, local priests, visiting Maronite Catholic priests, Deacon Michael Chirichella who gave the homily speaking on his healing testimony, and local deacons.
In addition to blessing the congregation with the Holy Eucharist, holy oil and holy relic of Saint Sharbel, St. Joseph Church also consecrated statues for their new shrines to Saint Sharbel, Saint Peregrine, and Blessed Carlo Acutis.
Consecration of the statues
Several members of the Family of Saint Sharbel, USA, attended as well. Refreshments were offered to all after the consecration ceremony.
Video Time Stamps
20:04 Deacon Michael Chirichella Homily
27:17 Mention of Saint Peregrine
29:33 Mention of Blessed Carlo Acutis
33:03 Mention of Saint Sharbel
38:15 Consecration of the Statues
01:22:56 Mr. Raymond Nader Talk
01:38:28 Final Blessing with Oil and Relics of Saint Sharbel
Mr. Raymond Nader, the founder and president of The Family of Saint Sharbel, delivered a talk about Saint Sharbel and The Family of Saint Sharbel. The talk took place at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church in Washington DC on Sunday, July 23, following the celebration of the Feast of Saint Sharbel.
The celebration began with the Divine Liturgy held at 11 AM [EDT], which was followed by the blessing with the icon, and the veneration of the relics of Saint Sharbel. After the ceremony, the members of the Family of Saint Sharbel USA joined members from the congregation for snacks and refreshments in the social hall where Mr. Nader’s talk was delivered.
Mr. Nader talked about Saint Sharbel’s life, miracles, devotion to the Eucharist, and legacy, as well as the saint’s message for today’s world. He also shared some insights about The Family of Saint Sharbel.
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