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, November 9th, at 4 PM: OPEN.
Sunday, Nov 10th, at 10 AM: Renewal of the Church - for Samira Moussa (one year anniversary) offered by the family.
Saturday, November 16th, at 4 PM: OPEN.
Sunday, November 17th, at 10 AM: Announcement to Zechariah - for Doris Massad (anniversary & birthday
remembrance) offered by the family.
Saturday, November 23rd, at 4 PM: OPEN.
Sunday, November 24th, at 10 AM: Announcement to the Virgin Mary - for John, Lillian, and Jason Russell
offered by Rosalina Russell.
Saturday, November 30th, at 4 PM: OPEN.
Sunday, December 1st, at 10 AM: Visitation of the Virgin to Elizabeth - for Patricia & Genevieve Thomas and
Anton & Nettie Moses offered by Walter Thomas and family.
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Scripture Readings:
Sunday, November 10th, 2019 - Renewal of the Church - Hebrews 9:11-15 + John 10:22-42.
Sunday, November 17th, 2019 - Announcement to Zechariah - Romans 4:13-25 + Luke 1:1-25.
Sunday, November 25th, 2019 - Announcement to the Virgin Mary - Galatians 3:15-22 + Luke 1:26-38.
Sunday, December 1st, 2019 - Visitation of the Virgin to Elizabeth - Ephesians 1:1-14 + Luke 1:39-45.
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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.
Please see Abouna Alex to sign your children up for the MCF classes. To help facilitate and expedite these sign-ups this is the information that is needed to sign your children up for classes: Child’s name, Parents’ names, date of birth of the child, child’s grade at school (i.e. - 4th grade, 5th grade, and etc.) contact information (address and emergency contact numbers), baptismal date and church of baptism, and any allergies/medications. Please ensure that your children take these formation classes. CLASSES START(ed) SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2019.
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1st Saturday Devotion – will reconvene on Saturday, December 7th, 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 …
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Anyone interest in an adult Bible study group??? Please see Abouna Alex and let him know when the best time to meet is.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Holiness doesn't mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith." Pope Francis
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Building / Emergency Fund
At this time the Church has received fourteen (14) pledges for the Building / Emergency Fund totaling $11,175.00. And
the Church has seen $11,170.00 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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Collections:
Collections from November 2nd & 3rd: $1,752.00 with an additional $30.00 for the fuel offering, $17.00 for the candle
offering, and $45.00 for the Building / Emergency Fund.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY !!!
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DATES TO REMEMBER: - Sunday, November 10th - 2nd Collection - Maronite Patriarchal Charities.
- Sundays, November 17th & 24th - Photo shoot with Santa.
- Sunday, November 24th - The Award Winning Annual Fall Harvest Bake Sale.
- Thursday, November 28th, 2019 - Thanksgiving.
- Sunday, December 1st, 2019 - children to celebrate - St. Barbara’s Feast Day.
- Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 3 PM: 1st Saturday Devotion Program.
- Sunday, December 15th, 2019 - after Liturgy - Lunch with a visit from Santa Claus.
- Christmas Liturgies - Tuesday, Dec 24th - 6:30 PM + Wednesday, Dec 25th - 10 AM.
- Sunday, January 5th, 2020 - AWAMAT SALE - proceeds to benefit the Church.
- 1st Holy Communion - will be celebrated on Sun, May 3rd, 2020, at the 10 AM Liturgy.
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Lunch with Santa - after Liturgy on Sunday, December 15th, we are planning a lunch with Santa Claus. If you are
interested in helping, please see Houda Daou or Abouna Alex. More information to be coming soon …
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: We need advisors and teachers, if we want vibrant youth programs such as MYO, MYA, +
MCF. We are still in need of at least two adults/parents to step forward to assist Abouna Alex with the MYO program.
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Family and Sanctity of Life
Marriage was instituted by Our Lord to be a sacrament through which we receive the graces needed to overcome our
differences and difficulties, to love each other sacrificially, faithfully, fruitfully, freely and totally every day until death do
us apart. We know marriage requires that each person gives 100% which can be draining and almost impossible on our
own. To find resources to enrich and strengthen your marital bond, please see the link below.
If you want to see more information like this, please see this link to the Eparchy’s website on family and the sanctity of
life at: https://www.familyandsanctityoflife.org/marriage-enrichment.html
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The Annual Fall Harvest Bake Sale will be held after Liturgy on Sunday, November 24th. We need baked goods to offer
for this sale. If you are interested in donating any baked goods, please contact Stephanie DePari at (508) 963-5049.
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Want an opportunity to have your picture taken with Mr. Santa Claus? Come on Sunday, November 14th & 21st in the
Church Hall after Liturgy and have your photo taken with Santa. Please see the posted flyer for more information.
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2nd Collection: This Sunday, November 10th there will be a second collection for the Maronite Patriarchal Charities. These
monies collected are for the Maronite Patriarch’s charitable work. Please use the envelopes designated in your donation
envelopes for this collection. Thank you.
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Santa Claus / Saint Nicholas / Papa Noel - we need you !!! We need someone to dress up as and play Santa for the
children. (Hopefully none of the children read the bulletin …) We have a Santa suit. Please see Rony Zoghby, Houda
Daou, or Abouna Alex if you are interested.
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There are several members of the parish interested in gathering a group of parishioners for some social and spiritual
events in the near future. Between now and Christmas, we are trying to get a caravan of pilgrims to go to La Salette in
Attleboro and out to eat. We are also trying to plan a bowling and/or roller skating event for the children. We need your
input this weekend so we may begin planning the logistics. Please see Rony Rostom, Rony Zoghby, or Abouna Alex.


THE BULLETIN (November 10th, 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
Reverend Alexander A. Joseph - Pastor

Our Lady of Mercy Maronite

CHURCH

CATHOLIC