Our Lady of Mercy Maronite

CATHOLIC

CHURCH

THE BULLETIN (July 28th, 2019)
Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Catholic Church
341 June Street
Worcester, MA 01602
1 (508) 752-4287 – Office/Rectory
Email – ourladymercymaroniteworcester@gmail.com
Website - www.ourladyofmercymaronite.org

Liturgy Schedule: Mon + Wed to Fri – 9 AM / Saturday – 4 PM (English) / Sunday 10 AM (English/Arabic/Syriac)
Weekday Liturgies are offered in the Chapel of Our Lady. – (Use the side entrances between the Church and Rectory.)
Confessions: Saturday – 3 PM to 3:45 PM / Sunday – 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM / and by appointment.
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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.
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Upcoming Holy Offerings: (If not noted, daily Liturgy [Monday, Wednesday through Friday] intentions are OPEN.
Saturday, July 27th, at 2:30 PM: Crowning of Michael Jreige & Layal Hamze.
Saturday, July 27th, at 4 PM: for the newly married and all married couples.
Sunday, July 28th, at 10 AM: 8th Sunday of Pentecost - for the soul of Mona Komari by Rev. Alex Joseph + Parish.
Saturday, August 3rd, at 3 PM: 1st Saturday Program.
Saturday, August 3rd, at 4 PM: Liturgy for the intentions of those in attendance.
Sunday, August 4th, at 10 AM: 9th Sunday of Pentecost - for the soul of Josephine Cote (1 year anniversary.)
Saturday, August 10th, at 4 PM: OPEN.
Sunday, August 11th, at 10 AM: 10th Sunday of Pentecost - OPEN.
Wednesday, August 14th, at 7 PM: The Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation) - for all Mothers.
-with a candle light procession to the statue of the Blessed Mother.
Thursday, August 15th, at 9 AM: The Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary - for the People.
Saturday, August 17th, at 4 PM: OPEN
Sunday, August 18th, at 10 AM: 11th Sunday of Pentecost - OPEN
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Scripture Readings:
Sunday, July 28th, 2019 - 8th Sunday of Pentecost - Romans 8:1-11 + Matthew 12:14-21.
Sunday, August 4th, 2019 - 9th Sunday of Pentecost - 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10 + Luke 4:14-21.
Sunday, August 11th. 2019 - 10th Sunday of Pentecost - 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 + Matthew 12:22-32.
Sunday, August 18th, 2019 - 11th Sunday of Pentecost - Ephesians 2:17-22 + Luke 19:1-10.
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Maronite Christian Formation Class:
The date of the next 1st Holy Communion is on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, at 10 AM. Parents please ensure that our Faith continues to flourish by registering your children for these classes. Prospective 1st Holy Communicants need to attend and successfully complete these classes to be eligible to participate on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, at 10 AM. Parents/Adults are welcomed to join the children in class. If there are enough adults, we can hold a separate class for them.
CLASSES WILL START SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2019.
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1st Saturday Devotion – will reconvene on Saturday, August 3rd, at 3 PM. There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, recitation of the Rosary, recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Confessions, and Liturgy (at 4 PM.) Please take this opportunity to work on your relationship with Christ. Hope to see you …
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As a community, we offer our prayers for the family and the soul of Mona Komari. May her soul rest in peace.
COLLECTIONS:
Sunday, July 7th, 2019: $ 551.00 with an additional $104.00 for the candle offering, $10.00 for the fuel offering, and
$45.00 for the Building / Emergency Pledge Funds.
Sunday, July 14th, 2019: $1,061.00 with an additional $3.00 for the candle offering, and $45.00 for the Building /
Emergency Funds.
Sunday, July 21st, 2019: $649.50 with an additional $6.00 for the candle offering, and $45.00 for the Building / Emergency
Funds.
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 - St. Sharbel’s Feast Day: $
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY !!!
BUILDING / EMERGENCY FUND PLEDGES:
At this time the Church has received twelve (13) pledges for the Building / Emergency Fund totaling $11,150.00. And the
Church has seen $8,015.00 of those pledges fulfilled. This entry in the bulletin will be updated when more pledges are
received. You may return your pledge form into the donation basket or to Abouna Alex. The Building / Emergency Fund
is aiming to collect at least $50.000.00 this year. Thank you again for your generosity.
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As summer soon approaches and we take vacations, visit friends and family, and take advantage of the warmer weather;
please do not forget your spiritual family and obligations. We miss you, miss your voice, fraternity, and spiritual prayers,
as well as, your financial responsibilities to the Church. Please take the necessary efforts to ensure that your spiritual and
financial obligations do not lack during these next few months.
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Dates to remember: - Wednesday, July 31st - The 350 Maronite Martyrs, Disciples of Saint Maron.
- Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, at 3 PM: 1st Saturday Program.
- FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION - Wed, Aug 14th 7 PM (w/Procession) + Thurs, Aug 15th 9 AM.
- Maronite Christian Formation Classes - start on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.
- 1st Holy Communion - will be celebrated on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, at the 10 AM Liturgy.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: We need advisors and teachers, if we want vibrant youth programs such as MYO and MCF.
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Please return your “CENSUS” updated demographic information form as soon as possible. Please take the time after
Liturgy to fill out the brief form to make sure that the Church has the most recent information. Filling out these forms
will take only a few minutes. You can return this information by depositing them in the collection baskets or giving them
to Abouna Alex. Thank you for assisting in this important project to update the records of the Church.
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Please see the bulletin boards in our foyers regarding the summer festivals from our surrounding sister parishes. As of
publication of this bulletin, we have been notified of two festivals: St. Anthony Maronite Church in Danbury, CT, and St.
Anthony Maronite Church in Lawrence, MA.
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The Maronite community of St. Anthony in Lawrence cordially invites everyone to join them at their annual Mahrajan
to be held on Friday, August 30th from 5 PM - midnight; Saturday, August 31st from 5 PM - midnight; and Sunday,
September 1st from noon - midnight. There will be food, live music, games, dancing, and more! Free Admission for All!
For more information, please see the posters and post cards in our foyers.
May You and Your Families
Have a Safe and Blessed Week !!!
Peace be with you, Rev. Alex Joseph