THE BULLETIN (September 18, 2022)
Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church
341 June Street
Worcester, MA 01602
1 (508) 752-4287 – Office/Rectory
Email – ourladymercymaroniteworcester@gmail.com
Website - www.ourladyofmercymaronite.org
Reverend Alexander A. Joseph - Pastor
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Liturgy Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays – 6 PM / Saturdays – 4 PM / Sundays 10 AM.
Confessions: Saturdays – 3 PM to 3:45 PM / Sundays – 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM / and by appointment.

Tuesdays there are no public Liturgies.
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If you are seeking these Mysteries / Sacraments, please contact the Pastor at these suggested times:
Baptism - at least three (3) months prior to the requested date, First Holy Communion - successful completion of the Maronite Christian Formation classes grades 1 to 3 inclusive, Matrimony / Crowning - at least one (1) year prior to requested date, Communion for the homebound and Anointing of the Sick - as soon as possible.
If you are new to the parish or would like to become a parishioner, please see the priest to fill out a registration form.
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If you know of a shut-in or someone in the hospital that would like a visit from the priest, please contact Abouna Alex at any time of the day or night at (508) 752-4287. You are NOT bothering the priest. He wants to visit with you.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FRIDAY LITURGIES - During the months of September and October

Friday Liturgies will be offered at 12 NOON instead of 6 PM.
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Upcoming Holy Offerings:

(If not noted, daily Liturgy intentions are OPEN.)
Saturday, September 17th, at 4 PM: for the souls of Joe Duggan and David “Duddie” Massad.
Sunday, September 18th, at 10 AM: 1st Week After Holy Cross - for the soul of Abbott William Driscoll
offered by George Campbell and Joan Hanley.
NO LITURGY - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH TO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND. - NO LITURGY
Saturday, September 24th, at 5 PM: OPEN.
Sunday, September 25th, at 10 AM:

1 Year Anniversary for Maroun Said offered by his wife, Emi, and the Family with The Prayer of the Incense.
Saturday, October 1st, at 3 PM: 1st Saturday Program.
Saturday, October 1st, at 4 PM: for the soul of Joe Hannoush offered by his family.
Sun, October 2nd, at 10 AM: 3rd Sunday After Holy Cross - For Joseph & Lucy George offered by Pat George.
Sunday, October 2nd, after Liturgy: Maronite Christian Formation classes begin.
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Scripture Readings:
Sun, September 18th - 2nd Letter to Timothy 2:1-10 + Mark 10:35-45. (1st Sunday After Holy Cross.)
Sun, September 25th - 1st Letter to the Corinthians 15:19-34 + Matthew 24:1-14. (2nd Sunday After Holy Cross.)
Sun, October 2nd - Philippians 3:17-4:1 + Matthew 24:23-31. (3rd Sunday After Holy Cross.)
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MARONITE CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASSES: Starting on October 2nd after the Sunday Liturgy will be the first meeting. At the first meeting all the parents will get information regarding the upcoming classes, study materials, and etc. Parents please return the registration form to Abouna Alex before Saturday, October 1st.
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1st Saturday Devotion – on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, at 3 PM. There will be Adoration, opportunity for Confession, Rosary, Divine Mercy, and includes Liturgy at 4 PM. See you there …
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Upcoming Events and Dates to Remember:
THERE WILL BE NO LITURGIES - MONDAY, SEPT 19TH TO THURSDAY, SEPT 22ND.
Wednesday, September 28th to Sunday, November 6th - 40 Days for Life - Fall Campaign.
Saturday, October 1st, 2022 - 3 PM - 1st Saturday Program with Liturgy at 4 PM.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 - The start of Maronite Christian Formation classes.
Thursday, October 6th, 2022 - Eparchial Benefit Dinner - Brooklyn, NY.
October 8th to 9th, 2022 - MYO Regional Retreat - Sleep over in St. Anthony’s in Lawrence, MA.
Saturday, December 10th, 2022 - Visit by our Bishop. 4 PM

- Liturgy with the Bishop’s Intentions.
- a light reception to follow in the Church Hall.
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Collections:
Sat/Sun, Sept 10/11, 2022: $765.00 with an additional $25.00 for candles and $105.00 for the 2nd Collection - CUA.
Vanco Payment Solutions Application’s collections for this past week: $659.73.
Total collections this past week: $1,554.73.
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Please see the church’s website if you would like to use the new application called VANCO to make
online contributions to the church at: https://www.ourladyofmercymaronite.org/ .
If you choose, you can now direct your bank or credit union to make the parish a regular payee. Or you may go to our
website: https://www.ourladyofmercymaronite.org to set up a monthly or weekly donation through your own financial
institution (checking account / credit card) with the Vanco Online Payment Application that is located on the home
page of our website. Just click on the link on the home page. (It is a big, red button.)
Thank you again for your generosity.
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PARISH MEETING - That time of the year again when we all gather back together. In the very near future, the priest
will like to call a parish wide meeting to discuss the upcoming future of the parish. Be on the lookout.
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LITURGY INTENTIONS - Liturgies are offered for many reasons: for the souls in purgatory, in remembrance for
someone who is deceased, in honor of a birthday or special anniversary, offering of thanksgiving, and many more
reasons. Liturgy stipends / offerings that are given, signify the sacrificial nature of giving of yourself to associate
more intimately with Christ who offers himself in the Eucharist. If you would like to offer a Liturgy, please contact
the Parish Office by phone or email for help with available dates and times.
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MARRIED COUPLES - A Liturgy for the married couples of the parish will be offered in the near future. In the
meantime, please inform the priest how long you have been married. A listing of the couples & their years will be
published when the Liturgy is offered.
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FRIDAY LITURGIES - During the months of September and October,

Friday Liturgies will be offered at 12 NOON instead of 6 PM.
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May all of you have a peaceful and blessed week.
Peace be with you, Rev. Alex Joseph

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Our Lady of Mercy Maronite