Letter of Solidarity

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Attached please find a Letter 07-29-22 addressed to Patriarch Rai in support of his response to the arrest and detention by the Lebanese General Security authorities of His Excellency Moussa El-Hajj, Archbishop of Haifa and the Holy Land along with the confiscation of his personal belongings, medical aid, and financial assistance for the needy in Lebanon. May God give our leaders the strength and courage to continue to support the efforts of the Lebanese people.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

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From: <chancerystmaron@verizon.net>
Date: Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 2:37 PM
Subject: Letter of Solidarity
To: Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn <chancerystmaron@verizon.net>

Dear Brother Priests, Deacons and Subdeacons, Consecrated Men and Women, Lay Faithful, Cir. 22.56

Attached please find a Letter 07-29-22 that Bishop A Elias Zaidan and I sent to our Patriarch. Please share this on your social media.

May the prayers of the Our Lady of Lebanon and all the Saints and Martyrs be with us.

+ Gregory


Fr. Vincent Farhat
Pastor OLOP

2022-2023 CCD Registration Forms Due By Sunday 8/21/22

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Attached you will find the registration forms for our CCD Program for 2022-2023. Please fill out the CCD Registration form 2022-2023 and return to the Church office by August 21, 2022. I hope you will register your children and, if possible, assist us with this program. If you are interested in helping, please notify Fr. Vincent or Deacon Jean.

CCD REGISTRATION TO BEGIN

As we enjoy the summer break with our families and friends, it is also time to prepare for the beginning of our CCD Program this Fall. We have begun to prepare a wonderful program for our children. As we begin to transition to our new home, our CCD program can now be offered in a facility that will entice this program to flourish and to offer our children the tools that will help them understand the importance of having God in their lives and to understand His great love for us.

CCD classes will revert to Sunday mornings after 10:30 AM Divine Liturgy. The Church Hall will provide all the necessary ingredients to allow the parents to gather for coffee and pastries while their children are having classes. The children will also be able to gather to enjoy other children in the parish. We will also provide snacks for the children during their class.

I am sure that I need not inform the parents of the importance of our CCD program. In this ever-changing secular world, it is the Churches’ obligation and priority to help our children understand and implement the teachings of Jesus. These teachings begin with you, and we, the Church, are here to support and guide your efforts.

I pray that all of you who have children will take advantage of this opportunity. This is a commitment on your part, but a commitment that is vital and necessary in educating our children in the faith. Please be sure to sign your children up for our program. Blessings to all of you.


Fr. Vincent Farhat
Pastor OLOP

OLOP Church Bulletin – Weekend of 7/23/22-7/24/22 and Feast Of St. Sharbel Divine Liturgy and Pot Luck Reminder – Friday 7/21/22 at 700 PM

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Attached please find this week’s Bulletin 07-24-22 OLOP.

Also, this is a friendly reminder about the Feast of St. Sharbel, to be held tomorrow, Friday, July 22, at 7:00 PM. If you would like to bring a dish to pass, we will gather immediately following Divine Liturgy for dinner. Please let me know if you are planning to attend.

God bless,
Fr. Vincent

The Passing of Mr. Rouhana Rouhana

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

I was informed of the sad news of the passing of Mr. Rouhana Rouhana, the father of Abouna Fadi Rouhana. We extend our deepest condolences to Rouhana’s wife Jeanne d’ Arc , his children Gus, Jamal, Fadia, Fr. Fadi, and Chady.
May Almighty God welcome Rouhana into His kingdom and may his soul rest in peace. A 40-Day Memorial Liturgy will be scheduled for his soul, on behalf of the entire parish of Our Lady of Purgatory, on Sunday, August 21, at 10:30 AM.

Condolences may be sent to:
Rev. Fadi Rouhana
Saints Peter and Paul Mission
6201 Sheldon Road
Tampa. FL 33615

Allah yerhammo ya Rab.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Light of Life Bible Camp – Saint Anthony of the Desert Fall River MA – 8/1/22-8/5/22 – 930 AM-230 PM

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Attached please find the flyer for this years Bible Camp to be held at St. Anthony Maronite Church in Fall River, Massachusetts. I have also included the link for online registration. The Sister of Christ the Light always do a wonderful job with our children. I hope you will register them for this event. If you have any questions, please contact the Sisters at maroniteservants.org

Children ages 5-12 may register as participants. Children 13 yo + can sign up as volunteers. Have a blessed week.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent