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, May 19th, at 4 PM: for the sick & suffering and for the soul of George Koorie, Sr.
Sunday, May 20th at 10 AM: Pentecost Sunday – for Milia Chukrallah Abboud + family offered by Fadiah and family.
Saturday, May 26th, at 4 PM: Private Intentions.
Sunday, May 27th, at 10 AM: Sunday of the Most Holy Trinity – for David (Duddie) Massad - 90th Birthday Prayers and Blessings for Continued Good Health offered by Mr. + Mrs. Bruce Rawan and family.
Saturday, June 2nd, at 3 PM: 1st Saturday Program.
Saturday, June 2nd, at 4 PM: Liturgy offered for the intentions of the 1st Saturday Participants and those in attendance.
Sunday, June 3rd, at 10 AM: 3rd Sunday of Pentecost – Feast Proper for Saint Awtel - OPEN.
Saturday, June 9th, at 4 PM: for a safe and successful fundraiser.
Sunday, June 10th, at 10 AM: 4th Sunday of Pentecost – for Francis and Doris Massad offered by the children & 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, May 20th, 2018             Mirvat Bou-Harb             Dr. Tallal Bou-Harb             Acts 2:1-21
Sunday, May 27th, 2018             Emiline Zoghby              Fadi Khoury                        Romans 11:25-36
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018             Mitch Hilow                     Rony Zoghby                      1 Corinthians 2:1-10
Sunday, June 10th, 2018           volunteers needed                                                       1 Corinthians 2:11-16
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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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Dates to remember: - Sunday, May 20th, 2018 – Pentecost Sunday.
- Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 7 PM – Liturgy for St. Sharbel’s Intercessions.
- Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 – 1st Saturday Program at 3 PM.
- Thursday, June 7th, at 6:30 PM: Peanut Butter and Jelly Ministry. –
- Saturday, June 9th – HAFLI FUNDRAISER WITH SUPERSTAR – CHADI NADAFF!!!
- Thursday, June 14th, 2018 – Benediction and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 7 PM.
- Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 7 PM – Liturgy at St. Sharbel’s Intercessions.
- June 26th to July 1st, 2018 – National MYO Retreat in Philadelphia, PA.
- Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 7 PM – Feast Day of St. Sharbel – Liturgy at 7 PM.
- World Youth Day – In Panama – see flyer in vestibule – January 20th to the 28th, 2019.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will reconvene on Thursday, June 14th, at 7 PM. Take this time to sit with in Lord and listen to what He is saying to you …
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Ministry: Will resume on Thursday, June 7th, at 6:30 PM, in the Church Hall. At this time, we are in
need of sliced bread, jelly, peanut butter, sandwich baggies, and volunteers to make sandwiches. Please consider donating
some of your time.
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COLLECTIONS:
April 29th, 2018: $2,831.00 with an additional $20.00 for the fuel collection.
May, 6th, 2018: $2,634.00 with an additional $50.00 for the fuel collection, $6.00 for the candle collection, and $55.00 for the
2nd collection towards the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in North Jackson, OH.
May 13th, 2018: $1,897.00 with an additional $20.00 for the fuel collection, and $48.00 for the candle collection.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!!
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MYO NATIONAL RETREAT – The MYO National Retreat is in Philadelphia this year at the University of St. Joseph. It
will occur on June 26th to July 1st, 2018. Please see Abouna alex for more information. We want to have a group attend this
event, this year. The deadline for submitting your applications is fast approaching …
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Saint Sharbel Intercessions – Liturgies will be offered on Tuesday, May 22nd. at 7 PM, Friday, June 22nd, at 7 PM, and
(Saint Sharbel’s Feast Day) Monday, July 23rd, at 7 PM – Liturgy. Oil from St. Sharbel’s monastery will be available for
application.
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Bible Study: Would like to begin a Bible study class for young adults and adults. 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.
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Summer time is HAFLI time! We are in the planning stages of a summer fundraiser that will occur in our Church Hall on
June 9th. We are scheduled to offer the entertainment of the Superstar, Chadi Nadaff and Ensemble and a few more
entertainers. In the near future, tickets can be obtained through Micheal Jreig, Joseph Daou, Tarek Zoghby, and Tony
Chamoun. More information to follow soon. Look for our poster/flyer at your favorite place of business and in the foyer.
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Women’s Group: Calling all women of the parish over the age of 18 ... Several women have shown interest in a religious
and social group for the ladies of the parish. If interested, please see Abouna so we can get organized for future endeavors.
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Men’s Group and Knights of Columbus – any male parishioner over the age of 18 interested in starting either or both a
men’s group and/or a Knights of Columbus group attached to this Church, please see Abouna alex.
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UPCOMING FESTIVALS:
Please see the bulletin board in the foyer regarding the upcoming Lebanese festival at our sister Church, Our Lady of the
Cedars in Boston. Their festival is offered on May 25th, May 26th, and May 27th.
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Taste of Lebanon Festival at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Parish in Waterbury, CT on June 8th and June 9th.
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St. Anthony Maronite Parish of Springfield, MA on June 2nd.
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Light is Life Bible Camp 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 the foyer.
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May the Holy Spirit rest upon you,
reside within you, and guide you
during this Season of Pentecost and forever !!!
Please have a safe, blessed, and peaceful week !
Peace be with you, Abouna alex joseph


THE BULLETIN (May 20th, 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