Catechism Registration Form

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Registration is now beginning for CCD Classes for 2021-2022. We will be meeting in person this year and looking forward to seeing all the children. I know I don’t have to tell you how important these classes are for your children and this year we plan to make learning about our faith informative and fun. I encourage all of our children to come and enjoy learning about our faith and at the same time, being around their friends and peers.
Please click on the link below, fill out the registration form, click on send at the end of the application, and this will come directly to the office.

Catechism Registration Form

We are planning to begin on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 12:30-3:30. I ask you to please return the forms to me via email or in the collection basket at Church. We are looking forward to seeing the children once again and making our CCD program spiritual, fun, and communal. Thank you in advance for your prompt response and having your children participate in this beautiful program.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent and Deacon Jean

 

Next Regional MYA Event in Lawrence — Sunday 11/7/21 – 4-7 PM EDT

Dear MYA Members:

Happy Fall!

I hope you are all keeping well. Please find attached the flyer for our next Regional Young Adult Event will be a Friendsgiving hosted by Saint Anthony Church in Lawrence on Sunday November 7 from 4-7pm. Thank you Fr. Elie and the MYA for hosting our next event!

We are hoping to continue to bring our young adults in the New England Region together for some fellowship, fun and prayer.

If you have any questions please reach out.

Peace & Blessings,
Sr. Therese Maria, MSCL
maroniteservants.org

SNIP, CLIP, AND PRAY FUNDRAISING SUNDAYS – Sunday 10/17/21

What better way to pray than to have your hair cut, dried, and styled before or after Sunday Divine Liturgy. Charbel Chedid has offered his talents by offering haircuts to the ladies of Our Lady of Purgatory Church on Sunday, October 17th. All proceeds will be donated to OLOP for his services. A donation box will be set to the side for your donation to the Church while you enjoy a cut, dry and style.

Charbel asks that you wash your hair the day of your appointment. This will be done in the rectory before Liturgy or during coffee hour.

I would like to thank Charbel for sharing his talents with the Church and for donating the proceeds to the Church. The times of appointments will be 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM. For these two Sundays, cuts will be available to the women of the parish and when we schedule the next two sessions, we will also include men who would like to have their hair cut. If you are interested, please send me your name and time you would like to have this done. All slots are open at the present time. They are as follows:
9:00 AM
9:20 AM
9:40 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 Noon
12:20 PM
12:40 PM
1:00 PM
1:20 PM
1:40PM
2:00 PM

Thank you and have a blessed week.
In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Choir Practice – Wednesday 10/13/21 at 700 PM

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

This is a friendly reminder that we will have choir practice tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 13, at 7:00 PM. I invite anyone who would like to join us and learning some new songs as we prepare for Bishop Gregory’s visit as well as for our Sunday Liturgies. I hope to see many of you Wednesday evening.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Bishop’s Brunch Reservations – Sunday 10/24/21

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Some of you have responded with your RSVP’s for the Bishop’s Brunch on October 24, immediately following Divine Liturgy at the Wamsutta Club. In order for us to confirm with the Wamsutta club, it is most helpful if you inform me whether you will be joining us for brunch. I am asking you to please send me an email or call me if you are planning to come to the Brunch on Sunday, October 24. If you have not responded yet, please do so by the end of this week, October 17th. Thank you in advance for your help and I hope you will be able to join us.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Online Maronite Faith Formation Series – Fall 2021

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

I am forwarding this email from the Eparchy and I am sure many of you would love to join in these wonderful talks on Maronite Faith. Please register early as spaces are limited. Thank you to Bishop Gregory and the Maronite Sisters, as well as the guest speakers for helping us understand the Maronite Faith more deeply. God bless you.

Fr. Vincent

Circ. No. 21.31

Dear Brother Priests, Deacons & Subdeacons, Consecrated Men & Women, Lay Faithful:

The Maronite Sisters will be hosting another series of online talks via Zoom to help our people to learn more about our Maronite Spirituality and Church life. We have clergy from our Eparchy presenting these talks and you will be able to ask questions.

Attached is the MaroniteSpirituality_Fall21_Flyer and below you will find the schedule and the information to register:

Schedule:

Thursday October 21 @ 8pm —The Divine Office: Structure & Significance – Father Aaron Sandbothe

Thursday October 28 @8pm — Eastern Canon Law – Chorbishop John Faris

Thursday November 4 @8pm— Sundays of the Glorious Birth – Father Boutros El Hachem

Thursday November 11 @8pm—The Christmas Novena – Monsignor Jim Root

Register by clicking here so that you can reserve your spot and receive the zoom link.

Please note: There is a limit of 100 participants. The recordings of these talks will be uploaded on the Maronite Servants’ YouTube Channel the day after the scheduled talk. If you have any questions contact the sisters at sisters@maroniteservants.org or through their website maroniteservants.org.

Hopefully, your parishioners can join and benefit from these sessions. Thank you.

+ Gregory

The Passing of Farid and Nabila Hawwa

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

It is my sad duty to inform you that Farid and Nabila Hawwa passed away in Florida this past week. Farid and Nabila are the parents of Rana Choubah. They are now together in the loving arms of Jesus. Our deepest sympathy go out to Rana and Halim Choubah and to all of her siblings and family members. We will keep all of them in our prayers. A memorial Liturgy will be scheduled once Rana returns from Florida. May Almighty God welcome Farid and Nabila into His kingdom and may their souls rest in peace. Allah yerhammo.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

OLOP Church Bulletin – Weekend of 10/2/21-10/3/21 & Annual Lebanese Christmas Bazaar – Saturday 11/13/21-Sunday 11/14/21

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Attached please find this week’s Bulletin 10-03-21 OLOP. I would also like to inform you that we will be having our Annual Lebanese Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 13, from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Sunday November 14, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, at the Lebanese Center located at 89 Merrimac Street. Mailings will be going out shortly with information on how you can help as well as raffle tickets. Prizes will be $100.00, $200.00 and $500.00. Thank you for your support.

God bless you,
Fr. Vincent

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