Saint Ann Maronite Church

God has No beginning, and God has No End.

"You must Love God with all your heart. And Love your neighbor as yourself."

Our Pastors and Administrators

In 1902 Rev. Elias Ayoob encouraged the formation of a parish. He was a visiting priest from Lebanon and returned there.

  1. 1903-1907 Rev. Anthony Zogby - First Pastor
  2. 1907-1909 Rev. Mobarak Bellamah - Pastor
  3. 1909-1911 Rev. Jos. Yasbeck Jomaha - Pastor
  4. 1911-1913 Rev. Arsanious Hayeck - Pastor
  5. 1913-1918 Rev. George Aziz - Pastor
  6. 1918-1919 Rev. Joseph Kaddah - Pastor
  7. 1919-1921 Rev. George Sebalani - Pastor
  8. 1921-1929 Msgr. Stephen El-Douaihy - Pastor
  9. 1929-1932 Rev. Simon Acle - Pastor
  10. 1932-1952 Rev. Joseph Solomon - Pastor
  11. 1952-1956 Rev. Joseph Barrett - Latin Rite Pastor
  12. 1953-1956 Rev. George Webby - Assistant Pastor
  13. 1956-1969 Rev. George Webby - Pastor
  14. 1970-1972 Rev. Assad Awad - Pastor
  15. 1973-1974 Rev. Nehmatallah El Hayek - Administrator
  16. 1975-1977 Rev. Joseph Shaheen - Pastor
  17. 1977 Rev. Paul Hage - Administrator
  18. 1977-1978 Rev. Elias Hoyek - Administrator
  19. 1978 Rev. Elias Njeim - Administrator
  20. 1978-1979 Rev. Paul Hage - Administrator
  21. 1980-1981 Rev. William Decker - Pastor
  22. 1981-1990 Rev. Kenneth Michael - Pastor
  23. 1990-1997 Rev. Fahed Azar - Pastor
  24. 1997-1998 Rev. Kevin Beaton - Pastor
  25. 1998-2003 Rev. Claude Franklin - Administrator
  26. 2003-present Rev. Francis J. Marini - Pastor

From 1969 to 1979 other Latin priests served when Maronite priests were unavailable but were not assigned to the church. The spellings of the Maronite priests´ names were those found in our records.

History of The Maronites

Maronites: (Arabic: ٲلمو١ر نۃ, transliteration: AlMawarinah), are members of one of the Eastern Catholic Churches, with a heritage reaching back to Maroun in the early 5th century. The first Maronite patriarch, John Maroun, was appointed in the late 7th century. Today, Maronites are one of the principal religious groups in Lebanon.

Like other Lebanese people, Maronites are overall very genetically similar to other Levantine populations, such as Syrians and Jordanians, with minor foreign genetic influence, though many claim Phoenician ancestry. Before the Muslim conquest, Maronites spoke a dialect of Aramaic, but have been an Arabic-speaking community since at least the 9th century. Syriac Aramaic however, still remains the liturgical language of the Maronite Church.
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History of Lebanon

The history of Lebanon is almost as old as the earliest evidence of humankind. At different periods of its history, Lebanon has come under the domination of foreign rulers, including Assyrians, Babylonians, Armenians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Ottomans, French and Syrians.
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The land of warmth and hospitality. Lebanon’s 10,452 square Kilometers are packed with history, archeology, natural beauty and a population of fun, loving people whose hospitality and warmth extend the length of the country.
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