OLOP Church Bulletin – Weekend of 1/1/22-1/2/22 and New Year’s Liturgy Schedule

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family. Here is this week’s Bulletin 01-02-22 OLOP. A friendly reminder that New Years Eve Liturgy is tonight at 5:00 PM. This will fulfill your Saturday obligation for New Years Day.

We will have one Liturgy this weekend on Sunday, January 2, at 10:30. Regular Liturgy schedule will resume next week.

God bless,
Fr. Vincent

Appeal for Franciscan Sisters in Lebanon

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Bishop Gregory has asked me to share this appeal for help from the Franciscan Sisters in Lebanon. It is a very sad situation for the people of Lebanon and for the Sisters who care for the poorest of the poor. I ask you to read the Franciscan Sisters Appeal and if you are able to assist in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.

We continue to do what we can to help the people of Lebanon and to pray for their relief soon.

Wishing you all a blessed New Year.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Special Liturgy & Dinner for our Youth & Parents — January 8th, 2022 – 430 PM

Dear Parents & MYO:

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year! You have been in our prayers!

Fr. Vince and I spoke about the need to bring the MYO together at Our Lady Of Purgatory Church. This ministry has been very close to our hearts and we would like to revive this ministry at our Church.

We would like to warmly invite our youth (Grades 7 to 12) and their parents to join us for a special Youth Liturgy & Dinner at OLOP on Saturday, January 8 at 4:30pm. It is a big blessing for us to bring our youth together to connect, pray, serve, have fun and grow as one family in Christ.

We encourage parents with youth to come and join us as we pray together and enjoy some fellowship, food and icebreakers. Our hope is to establish our own MYO group here at OLOP and to meet on a monthly basis.

If you have any feedback or would like your child to be involved please reach out. The sisters will be following up with a phone call in the coming days to encourage parents with youth to get involved. Please help us spread the word with the youth in our community.

Our young people are so talented and have so much to give! Let us as a parish community nuture, support and pray for them! They are a gift to us!

Peace In Christ,
Sr. Therese Maria, MSCL

Maronite Servants of Christ the Light

OLOP Church Bulletin – Christmas Weekend 2021 & Note of the Weekday Masses

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

A Blessed and Merry Christmas to all of you. Many blessings with Christ’s birth to you and your families.

Attached is this week’s Bulletin 12-26-21 OLOP. Please take note of the weekday masses. There will be no masses on Tuesday or Wednesday. Thursday will be an all Arabic mass at 7:00 PM and Friday, December 31, we will celebrate mass at 5:00PM for the New Year.

God bless and stay well.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Passing of Shirley Azar Roy

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

It is my sad to inform you that Shirley Azar Roy passed away on Sunday, December 19. Our sympathy goes out to her daughter Lynn and her husband Daniel and their family. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 28, from 4-7 PM, at Saunders-Dwyer Funeral home in New Bedford. Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, December 29, at 10:00 AM, at Our Lady of Purgatory Church. May Almighty God welcome Shirley into His kingdom and may her soul rest in peace. Allah yerhamma.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Notice to OLOP Parishioners – Liturgy Schedule & Other Changes

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I would like to go over some changes to the liturgy schedule.

1) This weekend, the liturgies will be celebrated also by Fr. George Arrouk
2) There will be no daily liturgies tomorrow, Thursday evening, or Monday and Tuesday of next week
3) The Christmas Novena will begin on Wednesday 12/15/21 as scheduled.
4) The Christmas Pageant will continue as planned on Saturday, December 11. I will miss being with the children and all of you but I will be with you in spirit and by Facebook.

Thank you for your understanding.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

OLOP Church Bulletin – 12/5/21 – Daily and Christmas Liturgy Schedule

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Attached is this week’s Bulletin 12-05-21 OLOP for your enjoyment. This is also a friendly reminder that the daily liturgies have changed:

Monday’s Liturgy is at 9:00 AM at the convent in Dartmouth
Tuesday Liturgy is at 9:00 AM at OLOP
Wednesday Liturgy is at 6:00 PM at OLOP
Thursday Liturgy is at 7:00 PM at OLOP in Arabic

There was also a misprint in last week’s bulletin regarding Christmas Liturgies, They are as follows:
December 24, Christmas Vigil, will be at 5:30 PM
December 25, Christmas Morning, will be at 10:30 AM.

There will NOT be a Saturday evening Liturgy on Christmas night. We will have only a Sunday Liturgy on December 26, at 10:30 AM.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

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