Maronite Church Hosting Festival In May
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite parish in Mulbarton, Johannesburg, will be hosting its 17th annual festival on Sunday, May 27 in celebration of its inauguration.
The history of the Lebanese community and mission in South Africa dates back to the late 19th century when the first immigrants arrived, the majority of them of Lebanon’s Maronite Christian rite.
Our Lady of Lebanon, opened in 2003, is the third Maronite church to be established in the region.
The Parish Festival
The festival will follow the 10:00 Mass at Our Lady of Lebanon, 10 Blougom Crescent, Liefde-en-Vrede, Mulbarton. Tickets cost R50 each per adult and entry for children is free. Pre-sold tickets are available from the church office. Tickets will also be available at the gate.
The festival will offer foodstalls, games, rides and jumping castles for children, and a beer and tea gardens for adults.
There will also be traditional Lebanese dancing, Portuguese folk-dancing, hip-hop and modern dancing, and various other performances from singers and musical groups.
Funds raised will be distributed between underprivileged families in the community, church maintenance, and the construction of the hall at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic School.
For more information, contact Our Lady of Lebanon’s church office at 011 432 5331 or 011 432 5312.