We Gather Together – Children’s Christmas Pageant Rehearsals Starting Saturday 10/29/22 at 1000 AM EDT

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

We will begin rehearsals for the Children’s Christmas Pageant Saturday 10/29/22. I have also attached a 2022 Pageant Rehearsal Schedule along with the first song called “We Gather Together” our children will be learning. I am looking forward to a beautiful Season of Christ’s birth, especially because of our beautiful children who will remind us the importance of this day. Thank you in advance and may God bless you and your families always.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

 

Natural Family Planning (NFP) webinar on Wednesday October 19th at 8 PM EDT

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Below is a link to a special seminar given by our Eparchial’s Office of Family and Sanctity of Life. This talk is being given by Marise Frangie. Please click on the link below to sign up for this webinar discussion.

God bless,
Fr. Vincent

Dear Brother Priests, Deacons and Subdeacons, Consecrated Men and Women, Lay Faithful Circular #22.74

Please find a flyer announcing an important talk on Natural Family Planning (NFP) by Marise Frangie, who heads our Eparchy’s NFP outreach program.

Marise delivered a similar talk to the clergy of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon. Those who attended were quite grateful. People often say we did not know about this important and helpful science. This is why I am sending this email, so we can help people understand more about this important information and encourage them and others to attend.

Please announce this using the information below, and share on social media. This talk would be very helpful to women of all ages including teenage girls, young adult women, older women, and couples.

The talk will focus on the importance of FertilityCare and NaProTECHNOLOGY today approaching it from 3 perspectives: women’s health (including teenage girls), infertility treatment and family planning.

It is time to rediscover what every woman and every couple needs to know and what every woman has a right to know. Let us together work to build a better future with the true dignity of women, and with stronger marriages and families.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82778695845?pwd=aGMxQ1VWSm1QTEt4OWJ5YUEvSEJmdz09
Meeting ID: 827 7869 5845
Passcode: 397330

Thank you.

+Gregory

Order Your OLOP Cookook – “Sahtein! – Eat in Good Health” Today!

The Our Lady of Purgatory Church Education Foundation is proud to announce the publication of “Sahteín! – Eat in Good Health!” For generations, Lebanon has served as a crossroad of culture and cuisine. The recipes in Sahteín! capture the tastes, textures, and techniques of Lebanese Cooking as they have been handed down to the Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of Purgatory Church. Sahteín! also contains Parish American Cuisine favorites, and a special section of recipes to cook with your children. Sahteín! will be available after November 11, 2022.

You’ll want to make Sahteín! part of your family cookbook collection. It also makes a great holiday gift. You can pre-order your copy today.

To Order Sahteín! by mail:

The Order Form can be accessed by following the link: Sahtein Order Form
1.) Complete the Order Form and then print our the completed Order Form. The Order Form will automatically calculate the amount due based on the number of books you are ordering.
2.) Mail the completed Order Form and a check or money order for the amount due to: Our Lady of Purgatory Church, 11 Franklin Street, New Bedford, MA 02740”.
Please note that you can pick up your copy at the OLOP Holiday Bazaar or at the OLOP Rectory and there will be no charge for shipping and handling. If you would like to have your copy of Sahteín! mailed to you, there is a Shipping & Handling charge of $4.00 per book.

To Order Sahteín! Online (credit or debit card needed):

Go to our current website (ourladyofpurgatory.org) and click on “OLOP Online Store” in the header or click directly on the following link: OLOP Online Store

Then click on the “Shop Now” button in the upper right-hand corner.

If you’re using a mobile device (a phone) the “Shop Now” button is not there. You’ll need to search () for “Bazaar”. The Sahteín! page should show up.

Please note that you can pick up your copy at the OLOP Holiday Bazaar or at the OLOP Rectory and there will be no charge for shipping and handling. If you would like to have your copy of Sahteín! mailed to you, there is a Shipping & Handling charge of $4.00 per book.

If you have any problems, please contact Joe Barckett at (617) 803-4087 or jbarcket@aol.com.

You can also purchase your copy of Sahteín! at the OLOP Holiday Bazaar over the weekend of November 12 & 13, 2022 at OLOP future home at 4254 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02745.

Thanks for supporting the Our Lady of Purgatory Church Education Foundation

OLOP Church – Annual Lebanese Christmas Bazaar At Our Future Home & Community Center – Saturday 11/12/22-Sunday 11/13/22

Dear Parishioners and Friends of OLOP:

I am happy to announce that we will be having our Annual Lebanese Christmas Bazaar. This year’s bazaar will be especially monumental as we will be hosting this annual event at our future home and community center located at 4254 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA, 02745 (formerly Our Lady of Fatima).

We invite you and your family to this festive event which promises to please all who enjoy delicious Lebanese food and pastries, money raffles, theme baskets, caravan gifts, silent auction, crafters and vendors, children’s games, and more. This year’s Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and on Sunday, November 13, from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM.

We also welcome donations of new items for our caravan auction as well as our theme basket raffles.

You may also pre-order Kibbee Trays in advance by calling the Church office or by doing the following:

Go to our current website (ourladyofpurgatory.org) and click on “OLOP Online Store” in the header.

Then click on the “Shop Now” button in the upper right-hand corner.

If you’re using a mobile device (a phone) the “Shop Now” button is not there. You’ll need to search () for “Bazaar”. The Kibbee page should show up.

If you have any problems, please contact Joe Barckett at (617) 803-4087 or jbarcket@aol.com.

We thank you all in advance for your support and generosity and may God bless you and your families always.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Rev. Vincent W. Farhat and
The Lebanese Christmas Bazaar Committee

NEEDS LIST AND WISH LIST FOR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

While we prepare for our Christmas Bazaar, below is a list of items needed for the weekend. If anyone is interested in donating towards these items, please contact Smitty Cabral (508-961-5899), Lorraine David (508-965-8824), or the Church office at 508-996-8934. As always, thank you for your generosity and help in making the Christmas Bazaar a success!

Donations for the Food Expense

Gifts for the Caravan

Theme Baskets

Pastries


Fr. Vincent Farhat
Pastor OLOP

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