MYO Gathering Postponed

Dear Parents and MYO Members:

Due to the very low responses for this upcoming event this weekend, we are postponing this gathering until our families return from summer vacation. There are several families that are away until the end of August. We will plan this event in September when everyone can gather.

Thank you for your understanding.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Maronite Young Adult Event this Sunday 8/7/22 at 600 PM in Waltham MA

Dear MYA Members:

I just received this via email for the upcoming event Theology on Tap. Our Seminarian Christian Hbaiter will be facilitating this event. Please RSVP to George Matta (774) 365-1934 or Ramona Yammine (978) 350-2965.

God bless you.
Fr. Vincent

Hello Monsignors, Abounas & Friends,

Hope you are all keeping well.

The NE regional coordinators reached out and asked if I could share this MYA event and encourage our young adults (ages 18-35) in the region to join them for a theology on tap discussion this Sunday August 7th at 6pm in Waltham MA. Subdeacon Christian Hbaiter will be facilitating a discussion on Christ-centered friendships.

See flyer below for more details. Please RSVP to George Matta (774) 365-1934 or Ramona Yammine (978) 350-2965 if you or any young adults are interested in attending. God bless you.

Thank you,
Sr. Therese Maria, MSCL
Maroniteservants.org

Passing of Wadi Habboosh

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Dr. Wadi Habboosh passed away this past week surrounded by his family. Our condolences go out to his sons Namir, Samir, and Amir, and their families. May Almighty God welcome Wadi into His kingdom and may his soul rest in peace. Funeral arrangements are communicated in this message. Allah yerhammo.

Wadi Daoud Habboosh MD
FEBRUARY 4, 1926 – JULY 27, 2022
Obituary of Wadi Daoud Habboosh MD

Wadi D. Habboosh, MD, 96 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of the late Bahija Habboosh.

Born in Mosul, Iraq, son of the late Daoud and Najiba (Monsour Adamo) Habboosh, Dr. Habboosh has been a Dartmouth resident for many years. He received his medical degree in Iraq and completed his residency in England. He was an Anesthesiologist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford for more than 25 years.

Wadi was an AMAZING father, husband, grandfather (Jidu), uncle, and friend. He was honorable, fair, wise, supportive, encouraging, kind, loving and so much more. He treated everyone who came to his home like family and cherished his family tremendously. He was an avid reader, loved history, and enjoyed working with his hands, gardening, building, and telling stories.

Wadi is survived by his three sons and their wives: Namir and Nadia Habboosh; Samir and Dr. May Habboosh; and Dr. Amir and Inam Habboosh. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Dr. Noor, Dunia, Dina, David, Edward, Nashwan, and Neda Habboosh as well as many other family members and lifelong friends.

Dr. Wadi Habboosh was part of a generation who achieved so much with so little, sacrificing comfort at home with their family and coming to an unknown place for a better, safer life for their children.

A memorial mass will be held for Dr. Wadi Habboosh at 1:30 PM on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at Our Lady of Purgatory Church, 11 Franklin Street, New Bedford, MA; which will also be live streamed. Arrangements are in the care of the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02845. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Facebook Live Link:
https://www.facebook.com/Our-Lady-of-Purgatory-Catholic-Church-Maronite-Rite-273152202800282/

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Our Lady of Purgatory Maronite Catholic Church at the giving link below:
https://www.ourladyofpurgatory.org/olop-online-donation/


Fr. Vincent Farhat
Pastor OLOP
ourladyofpurgatory@gmail.com

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

———- Forwarded message ———
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

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