OUR LADY OF LEBANON PARISH COMMITTEE GROUPS
This Committee oversees the running of the Church; properties; Committee Groups; Accountability; and the general upkeep of all Church records and archives. With Monsignor Joe at the helm, the Stewardship Committee were the driving force behind the building of our new Church.
The Church Committee looks at the physical aspects of the Church, i.e.; ushering Parishioners to seats in Church; the collection of plates during Masses; and the general tidiness within the building.
This Committee accounts for all financial aspects of the Parish, i.e.; counting, bagging and banking money from Masses; accountability of all donations with details of donors recorded; balancing and reconciling Parish Accounts; readying finances for the quarterly BAS and annual Audit; archiving of all financial records; continuously checking cash-flow to ensure the Church is servicing the loan.
This group of people focus on fundraising for the building project. Though we have now completed the building of our Church, our loan repayments will need to be met quarterly.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary helps the Priests by being present at Funerals and Memorial Services if requested; they offer Prayers and singing in the homes of Parishioners as well as supporting the Priests whenever needed.
La Grande Soiree Committee (LGS)
This Committee organises the annual black tie function La Grande Soiree and begin preparation at least 9 months in advance. This function is the biggest fundraiser for the Parish and is highly anticipated by the Community for its elegance and extravagance.
Maronite Activities Group for the Elderly (MAG)
The Maronite Activities Group (MAG) caters for the elderly in our Community and those who are free during the day to get-together at least once a month through Luncheons and Day Trip activities.
Meeting Melbourne Maronites 25 years and over (MMM)
This group caters to the 25+ year olds in our Community, where activities and get-togethers occur throughout the year. Some of the activities to date are: Winery Trips, weekend away Snow Trips, get-togethers at restaurants for dinner, drinks nights and Spiritual Retreats. Support and participation in all activities is encouraged for all within this age group.
Maronite Youth of Melbourne 15 years and over (MYM)
The MYM Youth Group caters for the 13 to 25 year olds in our Community. With great privilege, the MYM have worked effortlessly to organise many events for the youth in our Community, including The Annual Youth Ball, Boat Cruise, Ski Trip, Spiritual Retreat, Movie Nights, Bowling Nights, Trivia Nights and Talent Quests, just to name a few.
Maronite Juniors Group 6 years and over (MJC)
The Maronite Juniors Club (MJC) caters for children aged from 6-14 years old, with many activities which include the whole family. The support of our entire community is encouraged.
These groups include the many village Associations and other Committees within the Community. They organise various functions throughout the year and support the work of our Parish. Many have organised fundraisers for the Parish whereby all proceeds go towards the Church.
Board of Directors - St. Paul's Hostel
The Board of Directors for St. Paul's Hostel oversee the running of this aged-care facility. These members include our Antonine Sisters, doctors, nurses, people in the legal field or in accountability, and their expertise brings professionalism and humility to the Hostel.