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, July 7th, at 3 PM: 1st Saturday Program
Saturday, July 7th, at 4 PM: for the participants of the 1st Saturday Program and their intentions.
Sunday, July 8th, at 10 AM: 8th Sunday of Pentecost – for the parishioners.
NO LITURGIES DURING THIS WEEK. THE PRIEST WILL BE AT THE NAM CONVENTION JULY 9th to 14th.
(There will be Liturgies offered for you at the Clergy Conferences. – I will be praying for you.)
Saturday, July 14th, at 4 PM: OPEN
Sunday, July 15th, at 10 AM: 9th Sunday of Pentecost – OPEN
Saturday, July 21st, at 4 PM: OPEN
Sun, July 22nd, at 10 AM: 10th Sunday of Pentecost – for Nabil Georges by daughter, Gisele, and her husband, Dr. Peter Georges.
Saturday, July 28th, at 4 PM: OPEN
Sunday, July 29th, at 10 AM: 11th Sunday of Pentecost - OPEN
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Upcoming Readers and Readings: DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, THE READERS WILL BE VOLUNTEERS.
If you would like to be a reader, please see Abouna alex. Readers should be 13 years of age and up.
Sunday, July 8th, 2018      volunteers needed      Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 12:14-21
Sunday, July 15th, 2018    volunteers needed      2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10 Luke 4:14-21
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018   from the family            1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Matthew 12:22-32
Sunday, July 29th, 2018    volunteers needed      Ephesians 2:17-22 Luke 19:1-10
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Maronite Christian Formation Class: Abouna alex is receiving applications for the next Maronite Christian Formation classes. Registering early for next year will help prepare the schedule and materials. The date of 1st Holy Communion is on Sunday, May 4th, 2019, at 10 AM. Parents please ensure that our Faith continues by registering your children for these classes.
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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will reconvene on Thursday, JULY 19th, at 7 PM. Take this time to sit with in Lord and listen to what He is saying to you …
THE USUAL DATE IS DIFFERENT DUE TO THE PRIEST BEING AWAY AT THE NAM CONVENTION.
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1st Saturday Devotion – will reconvene on Saturday, August 4th, 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.
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During the N.A.M. Convention in Houston, the Church will be closed and there will not be any daily Liturgies, due to the priest having to be away for the mandatory clergy conferences per the directive of the Eparchy. These dates are: after Liturgy on Sunday, July 8th, until Saturday morning on July 14th. If the need for a priest arises, please call the Rectory.
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Ministry: Will take a brief hiatus during the summer months as some of the parishioners take advantage of the nice weather. We hope to restart this important ministry closer to the end of summer. Thank you for your time and generosity. Have a safe, peaceful, and blessed summer.
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Saint Sharbel’s Intercessions – Liturgy will be offered on Saint Sharbel’s Feast Day, Monday, July 23rd, at 7 PM . Please take this opportunity to ask this friendly saint for his intercession. A short novena will be offered after Liturgy.
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Dates to remember: - Maronite Young Adult – July 8th - Liturgy and Cookout in Dartmouth, Mass. (See flyer in vestibule.)
- NAM CONVENTION IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. (The priest will be away from July 9th to the 14th.)
- Saturday, July 14th, 2018, at 12 NOON – Melkite Patriarch offers Typika prayers service at OLPH.
- Thursday, July 19TH, 2018 – Benediction and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 7 PM.
- Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 7 PM – Feast Day of St. Sharbel – Liturgy at 7 PM.
- Saturday, August 4th, 2018 – at 3 PM – 1st Saturday – Adoration, Rosary, Confession, and Liturgy.
- August – Bible Study will start.
- September – Maronite Christian Formation classes will start.
- September - - COMING SOON! TOWN HALL MEETING FOR THE ENTIRE PARISH!
- September 7th – Brockton, Mass – MYA – Liturgy, Theology Talk, & Dinner with Bishop Gregory.
- October 5th through 7th – Washington, D.C. – M.Y.A. Convention/Retreat!!!
- Regional MYO Christmas Retreat – at La Salette – Nov. 30th to Dec. 1st.
- World Youth Day – In Panama – see flyer in vestibule – January 20th to the 28th, 2019.
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COLLECTIONS:
June 24th, 2018: $1,932.00 with an additional $20.00 for the 2nd collection of Peter’s Pence.
July 1st, 2018: $1,872.00 with an additional $20.00 for the fuel collection and $33.00 for the candle collection.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!!
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Bible Study: Would like to begin a Bible study class (in August.) 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 6 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!) We will be beginning this ministry in August. 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.
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Light is Life Bible Camp at St. Anthony of the Desert in Fall River, Mass on July 23rd through the 27th and at Our Lady of the Cedars in Boston, MA, on August 23rd through the 25th from 9 AM to 3 PM. Ages 5 to 12. Please see the flyer in foyer.
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Coffee Social Hour: Thank you to all of those who have helped, donated, and supported this wonderful ministry of fraternity, charity, and grace. Hope to see you this fall …
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Donation envelopes are available in the foyer/vestibule for you to pick up. These envelopes come out every quarter of the year. This batch begins for July of 2018. Thank you for your generosity.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Banns of Marriage: The Third (3 of 3) Banns of Marriage are announced for: David Karam and Anna Raymond. If anyone knows of an impediment to this marriage, they have a moral obligation to make it known to the Pastor. And if anyone has a reason why this couple should not be united in the Mystery of Crowning, please speak now to the Pastor or forever hold your peace. Please keep this couple in your prayers as they approach the Mystery of Crowning.
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Have a great week . Hope to see you soon after I get back from the clergy conferences in Houston.
Peace be with you, Rev. alex joseph


THE BULLETIN (July 8th, 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