Passing of Flora Azar

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

I received the sad news that Flora Azar passed away in Naples, Florida, surrounded by her daughters Janine and Claudette. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home. I have included the link for the obituary to this email.

Her Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday December 6th at 10 AM at Our Lady of Purgatory Church. A private family burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Monday December 5th from 4-7 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

We ask Almighty God to welcome Flora into His kingdom and may her soul rest in peace. Allah yerhamma.

For online condolence book, please visit

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent


Weekly Rosary for our Faithful Departed Starting Thursday 12/1/22 at 500 PM – Zoom Link

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

As mentioned at Divine Liturgy, attached you will find the Zoom Link for the weekly Rosary Devotion which will begin on Thursday, December 1, at 5:00 PM. This link will be valid for every Thursday devotion thereafter. I hope you can join us as we pray for the souls of the faithful departed.

Fr. Vincent

Fr. Vincent Farhat is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Rosary Prayer Group
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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Passcode: 011387
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Prayer of the Rosary for the Faithfully Departed with Bishop Gregory Mansour & Father Vincent Farhat

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Beginning December 1, at 5:00 PM, and every Thursday thereafter, our Parish of OLOP, along with Bishop Gregory, will pray the rosary. I have attached the flyer with the meeting ID number for Zoom as well as a QR code that you can use to join us. This is open to anyone who wishes to pray with us. Here is a video from Bishop Mansour that can be seen via Facebook here:

Bishop Mansour Rosary for our Faithful Departed via Zoom

May all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

In Christ, Fr. Vincent

Passing of Eugenie El Khoury

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Our deepest condolences are extended to the family of Eugenie El Khoury who passed away this week. To her brothers Maroun and Michel El Khoury and their families, her daughter Hiam Merhej in Boston, her family in Lebanon, her grandchildren Carlos and Fares El Khoury, and to all her family here in the Fall River and New Bedford area, we send our sympathy and prayers.

May Almighty God welcome Eugenie into His kingdom and may her soul rest in peace. Allah yerhamma.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Passing of Mansour Youssef

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

We have received the sad news that Mr. Mansour Youssef, the father of Father Tony Youssef, passed away recently in Syria.

Mr Youssef is survived by his first wife Aziza and his present wife Georgette, along with his
children to Aziza : Sawssan, Fadi, Kamil, Elham, Father Tony, Father Jihad and Élie.
We ask your prayers and extend our heartfelt condolences to Father Tony and his family. May Mansour’s soul Rest in Peace.

Condolences may be sent to:
Rev. Antoun Youssef
Saint Ann Church
1320 Price Street
Scranton, PA 18504-3336

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

OLOP Church Bulletin & OLOP Church Christmas Bazaar Reminder – Weekend of 11/12/22-11/13/22

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Attached please find this week’s Bulletin 11-13-22 OLOP. I hope you will all come to the Christmas Bazaar this weekend at our future home located at 4256 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA. The volunteers have worked very hard to bring this beautiful event to you. This will also give you an opportunity to come see the new facility.

God bless you,
Fr. Vincent

Passing of Elie Irani

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

It is my sad duty to inform you that Elie Irani passed away this past weekend. Our condolences go out to his children Nataliael, Tatiana, Dory, and Daniella, as well as his family here and in Lebanon.

The family will be receiving family and friends for a viewing on Thursday, November 10, at Our Lady of Purgatory Church from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection will follow at 6:00 PM.

We ask Almighty God to welcome Elie into His kingdom and may his soul rest in peace. Allah yerhammo.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

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