Our Lady of Mercy Maronite

CATHOLIC

CHURCH

Liturgy Schedule: Tuesday to Friday – 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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ALL ARE WELCOMED!!! – No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church, no matter what your current family and marital situation, no matter your personal history, age, background, race, etcetera;
you are invited, welcomed, loved, and respected here.
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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 [Tuesdays through Fridays] intentions are OPEN.)
Saturday, October 27th, at 4 PM: for the People (Pro Populi.)
Sunday, October 28th, at 10 AM: Sunday of Christ the King – for John George (25th anniversary) offered by Dianne Louis & family.
Saturday, November 3rd, at 3 PM: 1st Saturday Program.
Saturday, November 3rd, at 4 PM: Liturgy for the souls of Ruth Mouid + Teresa Kellerman and those in attendance.
Sunday, November 4th, at 10 AM: Consecration of the Church – 40 Day Liturgy for the soul of Salim Lotuff (Prayer of the Incense.)
Saturday, November 10th, at 4 PM: OPEN
Sunday, November 11th, at 10 AM: Renewal of the Church – for Doris Massad offered by the Family and 40 Day Liturgy for the soul of Joe Hannoush (with the Prayer of Incense.)
Sunday, November 11th, at 2:30 PM: THE CROWNING OF DAVID KARAM & ANNA RAYMOND.
Saturday, November 17th, at 3 PM: OPEN
Sunday, November 18th, at 10 AM: Announcement to Zechariah - for John, Lillian, and Jason Russell offered by Rosalina Russell.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Saturday, November 24th, at 3 PM: OPEN
Sunday, November 25th, at 10 AM: Announcement to the Virgin Mary - for Patricia + Genevieve Thomas and Anton + Nettie Moses offered by Walter Thomas & family.
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Upcoming Readers and Readings: If you would like to be a reader, please see Abouna alex. Readers should be 13 years of age and up.
Sunday, October 28th, 2018        Tony/Roula El-Nemer                          Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 25:31-46
Sunday, November 4th, 2018      Sabrina/Fouad Hallal                           Hebrews 9:1-12 Matthew 16:13-20
Sunday, November 11th, 2018    Tianna/Jean Chahine                           Hebrews 9:11-15 John 10:22-42
Sunday, November 18th, 2018    Emilene/Tarek Zoghby                         Romans 4:13-25 Luke 1:1-25
Sunday, November 25th, 2018    Denise Thomas/Tony Chammoun      Galatians 3:15-22 Luke 1:26-38
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Maronite Christian Formation Class: The date of 1st Holy Communion is on Sunday, May 5th, 2019, at 10 AM. Parents please ensure that our Faith continues to flourish by registering your children for these classes.
Parents/Adults are welcomed to join the children in class. If there are enough adults, we can hold a separate class for them. Also, we need teachers. Please see Abouna alex.
CLASSES STARTED SEPTEMBER 23RD. 2018.
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1st Saturday Devotion – will reconvene on Saturday, November 3rd, at 3 PM. There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, recitation of the Rosary, Confessions, and Liturgy (at 4 PM.) Please take this opportunity to work on your relationship with Christ. Hope to see you there.
This year’s Annual Harvest Bake Sale will occur on Sunday, November 18th, in the Church Hall. If you would like to donate baked goods, the proceeds go to the Church. We need your assistance in baking, purchasing, and consuming.
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COLLECTIONS:
October 7th, 2018: $2,042.00 with an additional $20.00 for the fuel collection.
October 14th, 2018: $1,615.00 with an additional $200.00 for the fuel collection.
October 21st, 2018: $2,065.00 with an additional $500.00 for the fuel collection, $77.00 for the candle collection, and $100.00 for the 2nd Collection for World Mission Sunday.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!!
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Bible Study: Would like to begin a Bible study class. If you are interested, please see Abouna so we can organize a time that we can all get together. (As of creation of this bulletin 8 individuals have approached and notified that they are interested in a group study. Now we will discuss a time to gather that is convenient for everyone! Some people have suggested Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.) To be prepared, please obtain a Catholic Bible. If you are not sure if your Bible is Catholic or are having difficulty in locating a Catholic Bible, do not be ashamed and please see Abouna for aid. Here are some types of acceptable Catholic Bibles: New American Bible (NAB), Revised Standard Version (RSV), New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), New Jerusalem Bible, Catholic Study Bible, St. Joseph’s Edition, and many more. (This will be POSTPONED until a later date due to Abouna’s illness.)
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St. Anthony of the Desert Maronite Church – Fall River, MA – Sunday, November 18th, 9 AM to 5 PM – Lebanese Food Festival and Bazaar. Also, there is a coat sale, green grocer farmers’ market, and a “super raffle” for a Lazy Boy recliner. Please see the flyer in the foyer for more information.
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Donation Envelopes for the remainder of the calendar year are now available in the foyer by the Chapel.
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Coffee Hour Volunteers: Schedule for clean-up duties:
Oct. 28th – Tony Tannous & Family
Nov. 4th – Adrian Bassim & Family
Nov. 11th – Antoinette Mansour & Denise Thomas
Nov. 18th – Harvest Bake Sale
Nov. 25th – Walter Thomas & Family
Dec. 2nd – Sami & Nancy Karam
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New Liturgical Calendar for Next Year: The new Liturgical Calendar for next year has arrived. If you would like to book Liturgies for your loved ones, please see Abouna alex to schedule them. Thank you.
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Dates to remember: – Bible Study & Town Hall Meeting are POSTPONED to a later date due to Abouna’s illness.
- Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 – at 3 PM – 1st Saturday – Adoration, Rosary, Confession, and Liturgy.
- Sunday, November 18th, 2018 - Annual Fall Harvest Bake Sale - after Liturgy in the Church Hall.
- Regional MYO Christmas Retreat – at La Salette – Nov. 30th to Dec. 1st, 2018.
- Awamat Sale! - Sunday, December 2nd, after Liturgy - Feast of St. Barbara - Proceeds benefit the Church.
- World Youth Day – In Panama – see flyer in vestibule – January 20th to the 28th, 2019.
- 1st Penance/Reconciliation - Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at 3 PM.
- 1st Holy Communion – Sunday, May 5th, 2019, at 10 AM – Feast of Our Lady of Lebanon – May Crowning.
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Starting the new year, the office will be open and public Liturgies will be offered on Mondays. Also beginning the new year, the office will be closed and no public Liturgies will be offered on Tuesdays. Lastly, daily Liturgies will have a change in their start time. They will begin at 7 AM. As always, in case of an emergency, you may call the Rectory at any time. Please note of this new upcoming changes. Thank you. And …
Have a great week ! Peace be with you, Rev. alex joseph


THE BULLETIN (October 28th, 2018)
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