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Catholic News Herald

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060917 murphyMURPHY — Parishioners of St. William Church in Murphy recently enjoyed a traditional Lebanese dinner after Mass, organized by Gail and Ferris Maloof and the St. William Men’s Club.

The Maloof family, descendants of some of the earliest Christians in Lebanon, are very active in the St. William and Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission communities and Gail Maloof serves as the parish secretary. The menu drew on Ferris Maloof’s Lebanese heritage: tabouleh (a parsley salad with bulgur, tomatoes, cucumbers and tomatoes) served with hummus and pita bread; eggplant casserole; rice and chicken shawarma. Proceeds from the dinner will go to various charitable needs in the community. This is the second anniversary of the Lebanese dinner, and judging by the spontaneous applause from grateful diners, it is sure to return.

— Craig Allen | Catholic News Herald