Synodal Survey Questions- This weeks communication

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of Purgatory,

Last week we listed the suggested points that Bishop Gregory sent us for our Synodal survey.

Our Synodal Team met this week and they chose the following 5 points on which to focus the survey.

1.JOURNEYING COMPANIONS
In the Church and in society, we are side by side on the same road.

2. LISTENING
Listening is the first step, but it requires having an open mind and heart, without prejudices.

3. SPEAKING OUT
All are invited to speak with courage and parrhesia, that is, integrating freedom, truth, and charity.

6. DIALOGUE IN CHURCH AND SOCIETY
Dialogue is a path of perseverance that also includes silences and sufferings, but which is capable of gathering the experience of persons and peoples.

8. AUTHORITY AND PARTICIPATION
A synodal Church is a participatory and co-responsible Church.

Next week the team will further discuss these points and select/develop the questions that will be available for your input.

A link to the questions will be posted on the OLOP website: ourladyofpurgatory.org.
The link will bring you to a survey where you will have the opportunity to add your input.

As a general rule we would like you to answer the questions in relation to the general Maronite Catholic Church first and then consider how they apply to our beloved OLOP.

We will consolidate your answers and develop a report for the Eparchy as well as for you to read.

The survey is anonymous so please consider it a safe place for you to list your ideas and opinions.

This is a rare opportunity for us to talk directly to the Synod of Bishops and in turn to the Pope, so please take the time to answer in thoughtful, helpful and honest ways.

Next week’s note will provide more information on how to access and complete the final survey.

God Bless you all.
Fr. Vincent

Next Regional MYA Event at the Maronite Sisters’ Convent Sunday Feb. 6, 2021 – 400-700 PM

Dear MYA of OLOP:

The Sisters are having the next MYA event and would love to see you there. Please find attached a flyer for our next Regional MYA Event. The Young Adult Prayer & Fellowship event will be hosted by the Maronite Sisters at our Mother of the Light Convent, 856 Tucker Rd Dartmouth MA.

We would appreciate if you could invite young adults in your parish to these events and share this flyer in your announcements, bulletin and on your social media platforms…

The schedule will include Maronite evening prayer, a reflection/witness and supper for the young adults. Please RSVP by contacting Sr. Therese Maria at srtherese2010@gmail.com. Space is limited. RSVP by Feb. 3.

God willing– We hope to see your young adults there!

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or would like more information.

Peace in Christ,
Sr. Therese Maria, MSCL
maroniteservants.org

Reminder: Vanco Church Mobile Donation App Updated

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

For those who use the Vanco Mobile App, starting in January, they have updated this app. You must delete the old Vanco App and install the new Vanco App. Instructions are included in this post. Thank you in advance for your continued support and dedication to this Church. May 2022 bring a new beginning for this community of faith. Blessings,

Fr. Vincent

OLOP Church Bulletin – Weekend of 1/16/22-1/17/22 & Hafli Reminders

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Here is this week’s Bulletin 01-16-22 OLOP. Please remember to order your tickets for the Hafli. You may do so by calling the office or Sousous Maalouf.

As was announced last week at Church, if anyone would like to be a sponsor for the Hafli to help with the expenses, this would be a great help and very much appreciated. The expenses are listed in the bulletin.

As always, I thank all of you for your kindness and generosity.

In Christ,

Fr. Vincent

Synodal Meeting Communications

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of Purgatory:

Last week I sent you a copy of the Circular Letter from His Excellency Bishop Gregory Mansour on the Synod on Synodality.

The theme of the 2023 General Synod in Rome is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”

This week I wanted to fill you in on the suggested points to explore that Bishop Gregory sent us.

We have assembled a very diverse team to work together and they will select 3-5 of these points to explore. They will then develop questions around the points for all of you to participate in answering. (We’ll have more information on that process in the coming weeks.)

In the meantime, here are the ten points the team will select from:

· Journeying Companions
· Listening
· Speaking Out
· Celebrating
· Co-Responsible in the Mission of the Church
· Dialogue in Church and Society
· Dialogue with Other Christian Denominations
· Authority and Participation
· Discerning and Deciding
· Forming Ourselves in Synodality

Next week we will provide more information on the specific 3-5 points that the team selects.

If you want more information, please visit the Synod website at:

https://www.synod.va

This is an important activity for the Catholic church and we appreciate all your time and participation.

God Bless you all.
Fr. Vincent

OLOP Hafli Tickets Available Online

We now have the ability to sell Hafli tickets online.

All you need to do is the following:

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

OLOP Online Store

Click on this link and then click on the “Shop Now” button in the upper right-hand corner.
This will bring you to the Hafli tickets. There are three types of tickets. Select the type and then select the quantity. You can purchase multiple tickets and types if you need to.

If you’re using a mobile device (a phone) the “Shop Now” button is not there. You’ll need to search () for “Hafli”. The tickets will then show up.

Now that we have an online store, we will be using it more frequently for other items in the near future.

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

Hope to see you at the Hafli.

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