Marie Barrood, age 90 (but doesn’t look it!) has contributed her time, talent and treasure to the Maronite Church for decades. She is a founding member of St. Sharbel Maronite Church, and has been committed to the Maronite Church on the local, regional and eparchial levels.
As a member of St. Sharbel Parish, Marie served as the first President of the Ladies Sodality and remained a member for many years. She helped plan and work many haflis, preparing food with the ladies, and doing setup and clean up. She also worked many festivals selling tickets and cooking food.
Marie has been a member of the Order of St. Sharbel since the 1980s. She is also an active member of the National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) and is a recipient the Silver Massabki Medal. Additionally, she was blessed with the honor of meeting Saint Pope John Paul II in the year 2000 on a trip to Rome, Italy with the Eparchy of St. Maron and Patriarch Sfeir.
Marie was born to Lebanese immigrants in Trenton, New Jersey where her parents settled after arriving from North Lebanon. She grew up in Trenton and became a Registered X-Ray Technician.
Marie met her husband, Phillip, at a Mahrajan in Rhode Island and was married to him for 60 years before his passing in 2019. She has four children, nine grandchildren and one great grandson. Marie is dedicated to her family and committed to the growth and success of Saint Sharbel Maronite Church. She looks forward to walking into the newly built church very soon.
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Eucharist Adoration takes place the second Thursday of every month in the Church for one hour - 7pm - 8pm.
I am with you always, to the end of age."
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7 Reeve St, Somerset, NJ 08873, US
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