Our Lady of Mercy Maronite



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.
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.
Upcoming Holy Offerings: (If not noted, daily Liturgy [Monday, Wednesday through Friday] intentions are OPEN.
Saturday, June 8th, at 4 PM: for the poor souls.
Sunday, June 9th, at 10 AM: Pentecost Sunday - for the souls of Chukrallah & Family and for
Ibrahim Abdulmasih & Family offered by Fadiah Abdulmasih & Family.
Saturday, June 15th, at 4 PM: OPEN.
Sunday, June 16th, at 10 AM: Sunday of the Most Holy Trinity - (Fathers’ Day) - for all the Fathers of the Parish.
Saturday June 22nd, at 4 PM: OPEN.
Sunday June 23rd, at 10 AM: 3rd Sunday of Pentecost - for all the graduates.
Saturday, June 29th, at 4 PM: Sts. Peter & Paul (Actual Feast Day) - for Monsignor Peter Fahed Azar & teachers.
Sunday, June 30th, at 10 AM: Sts. Peter & Paul - OPEN.
Scripture Readings:
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 - Pentecost Sunday - Acts 2:1-21 + John 14:15-20.
Sunday, June 16th, 2019 - Sunday of the Most Holy Trinity - Romans 11:25-36 + Matthew 28:16-20.
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 - 3rd Sunday of Pentecost - 1 Corinthians 2:1-10 + John 14:21-27.
Sunday, June 30th, 2019 - Sts. Peter & Paul - 2 Corinthians 11:21-30 + Matthew 16:13-20.
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.
1st Saturday Devotion – will reconvene on Saturday, July 6th, 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 …
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. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sunday, May 26th, 2019: $ 894.00 with an additional $17.00 for the candle offering, and $1,000.00 for the Building /
Emergency Fund.
Feast of the Ascension - (Wednesday evening + Thursday morning): $5.00 with an additional $7.00 for candle offerings.
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019: $1,645.00 with an additional $25.00 for the fuel collection, $4.00 for the candle offering, $138.00 for the Eparchial 2nd Collection for Catholic Communications, and $2,000.00 for the Building / Emergency Fund.
At this time the Church has received twelve (12) pledges for the Building / Emergency Fund totaling $11,050.00. And the Church has seen $7,750.00 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.
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.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Councils of the Parish Meeting: After Liturgy on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th, all the Councils of the Parish will meet for a brief meeting detailing the projects of the summer and the rest of the year, as well as beginning the process of new council members selection. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.
Fathers’ Day Appreciation Event: On Saturday, June 15th, in our Church Hall, there will be an event with hot/cold mezze, a tasty meal, and The Fabulous DJ ‘Dre. Tickets are $35.00 for adults, $15.00 for children, and kids under 10 years of age eat for free. If interested in purchasing tickets, donating goods, and/or volunteering, please see:
Houda Daou or Layal Hamze.
Dates to remember: - Sunday, June 9th, 2019, at 10 AM: bring containers to take home blessed Pentecost Holy Water.
- Sunday, June 9th, 2019: after Liturgy, Councils of the Parish will meet. All encouraged to attend.
- Saturday, June 15th, 2019: after Liturgy, Fathers’ Day Appreciation Event.
- Fathers’ Day - Sunday, June 16th, 2019.
- YOUTH MEETING: Sunday , June 23rd, 2019, after Liturgy.
- Saturday, July 6th, 2019, at 3 PM: 1st Saturday Program.
- 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.
Congratulations to Our Graduates !!! - to all of our graduates, no matter if your graduation is from an university, college, high school, junior high, primary, or nursery school. We will be offering a Liturgy for you on Sunday, June 23rd.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (CONT’D - RESCHEDULED) YOUTH MEETING: Calling all the youth of the parish !!! After Liturgy on Sunday, June 23rd, all the youth, 5 to 17 years of age, are asked to attend a brief meeting. We are hoping to resurrect the Maronite Youth Organization (ages 13 to 17) and a group of children younger than the M.Y.O. to be called the Pioneers of Mary (ages 5 to 12.) All parents are encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there! (CONT’D - RESCHEDULED)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- May You and Your Families
Have a Safe and Blessed !!!
Peace be with you. ~~~Rev. Alex Joseph

THE BULLETIN (June 9th, 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