Msgr. Peter F. Azar, Pastor E-mail: [email protected]

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Msgr. Peter F. Azar, Pastor E-mail: [email protected]
Saint Anthony Maronite Church, Lawrence, MA, Sunday, January 17, 2016
Saint Anthony Maronite Church
145 Amesbury Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Msgr. Peter F. Azar, Pastor
Saturday:
4:00 PM, English
Sunday:
9:00 AM, English
11:00 AM, Arabic and Syriac
Weekdays:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM
Holy Days:
Vigil Liturgy 7:00 PM
Actual Feast Day 9:00 AM
Office Hours
Phone: 978-685-7233
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fridays office is closed
Saturdays by appointment
Reverend Mr. Allan Ramey, Retired Deacon
Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation
E-mail: [email protected]
Reverend Mr. James T. Demers, Sub-Deacon
Reverend Mr. Nadim B. Daou, Sub-Deacon
One month in advance with the Pastor
Sacrament of Matrimony
Couples should make arrangements with the
Pastor six months prior to the wedding date.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Before and after Liturgies
Or by appointment
Office Phone: 978-685-7233
Fax::
978-688-4475
Anointing of the Sick
Please notify the rectory if a member
of your family is ill, hospitalized or they are
unable to come to Church and would like to
receive communion at home.
Please visit our website at:
www.stanthonylawrence.org
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Saint Anthony Maronite Church, Lawrence, MA, Sunday, January 17, 2016
‫أسبوع ألكهنة‬
Week of the Priests
Saturday, January 16
4:00 PM Forty Day Memorial for the soul of Jacqueline Daou El-Haber,
Also, Anniversary for the souls of Boutros and Angele Daou,
requested by the Daou family.
9:00 AM Special Intention. ( Saint Anthony the Great Feast Day)
Sunday, January 17
11:00 AM Memorial Liturgy for the soul of Hanna JaaJaa,
requested by his daughter, Siham, and her husband, Gaby Daher and their family.
Also, a Memorial Liturgy for the soul of Wahib El-Alam,
requested by his daughter, Christiane and her husband, Carlos Daher and their family.
Monday, January 18
9:00 AM For the soul of Margaret Donovan, requested by Marianne Bou-Habib.
Tuesday, January 19
9:00 AM Special Intention.
Wednesday, January 20 9:00 AM Special Intention.
Thursday, January 21
9:00 AM Special Intention.
Friday, January 22
NO LITURGY AND OFFICE IS CLOSED
Saturday, January 23
4:00 PM Special Intention.
9:00 AM Special Intention.
Sunday, January 24
11:00 AM Anniversary Liturgy for the soul of Tannous Ata,
requested by his wife, Leila, and children.
New Year and Sunday, January 10, 2016
Sunday Collection
$ 2,426.00
Epiphany
588.00
Fuel
310.00
Candles
177.00
Total Deposit
$ 3,501.00
Offertory Collection
Thank you for your continuous generosity
and support throughout the year.
Upcoming Second Collection
Per directive of the Eparchy, there will be a second collection taken next weekend,
January 23rd and 24th. This collection, United States Catholic Bishops’ Worldwide Charities, is to help
the Eparchy respond to the many requests, whether emergencies or developmental projects,
with which the American Bishops are asked to help. We thank you for your contributions.
The Sanctuary Lamps burn continuously, reminding us of Christ, the eternal and everlasting light.
It is proper and fitting to offer our Sanctuary Lamp in memory, in honor of a loved one or for a special intention.
It is scheduled on a first-come- first-serve-basis to ensure an equal opportunity for everyone.
Left Sanctuary Lamp
Right Sanctuary Lamp
This week’s Sanctuary Lamp will burn
This week’s Sanctuary Lamp will burn
In Loving Memory of Jacqueline Daou El-Haber
In Loving Memory of Jacqueline Daou El-Haber
Offered by Mr. and Mrs. Samir Daou
Offered by Mr. and Mrs. Samir Daou
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Saint Anthony Maronite Church, Lawrence, MA, Sunday, January 17, 2016
First Reading
1 Tim 4:6 - 16
Brothers and Sisters: If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus,
nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with profane myths and
old wives’ tales. Train yourself in godliness, for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding
promise for both the present life and the life to come. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and
struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. These
are the things you must insist on and teach. Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and
conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I arrive, give attention to the public reading of scripture, to exhorting, to teaching. Do not
neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the council of elders. Put
these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress. Pay close attention to yourself and to your
teaching; continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.
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Saint Anthony Maronite Church, Lawrence, MA, Sunday, January 17, 2016
Gospel Reading
Luke 12: 42 - 48
The Lord Jesus Says: “Who then is the faithful and prudent manager whom his master will put in charge of his
slaves, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work
when he arrives. Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says to himself, ‘My
master is delayed in coming,’ and if he begins to beat the other slaves, men and women, and to eat and drink and get
drunk, the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know,
and will cut him in pieces, and put him with the unfaithful. That slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not
prepare himself or do what was wanted, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know and did what
deserved a beating will receive a light beating. From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required;
and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.
Date
Time
Lectors
Altar Servers
Saturday, January 16
4:00 PM
Alexa Ata
Fadi Chahine, Youssef Chahine
Sunday, January 17
9:00 AM
Maria Nammour
Anthony Hassan, Sebastian Ramey
11:00 AM
Marie Charabati (English)
Selim Matta (Arabic)
Anthony Chamoun, Elias Azzi
Geryes Geha, Giorgio Abounasr
Date
Time
Lectors
Altar Servers
Saturday, January 23
4:00 PM
Christine Ryan
Elias Saab, Sharbel Saab
Sunday, January 24
9:00 AM
Josephine McDougall
George Hbaiter, Noah Hassan
11:00 AM
Marcel Saade (English)
George Saab (Arabic)
Anthony Chaya, Anthony Sadek
Charbel Merheb, Elie Daou
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Saint Anthony Maronite Church, Lawrence, MA, Sunday, January 17, 2016
We join together with the parish family of Saint Anthony to express our warm and heartfelt best
wishes to Laurie El-Boustani and her family on the sacred Mysteries of Baptism and Confirmation
that was bestowed to Wyatt this past Saturday. Our sincere best wishes are also extended to the
godparents. May the Heavenly Father keep this child in the Palm of His hand.
We express our best wishes to the newly engaged, Elian Azzi and William (Billy)
Dunbar, along with their parents and loved ones. Our hope that during this time
they continue to discover each other with mutual love and respect. Our prayers
accompany the newly engaged couple, Elian and William, as they plan the big day
of Holy Matrimony.
‫ اطيب االمنيات نقدمها الى اهالي الخطّيبين في هذه‬.‫ بمناسبة خطبتهما‬،‫تهانينا الى أيليان قزي و وليم دنبار‬
.‫ صالتنا ان ينعم اهلل عليهما بايام ملؤها المحبة والسعادة واالحترام‬.‫المناسبة الفرحة‬
!!!‫بارك الرّب خطاهما تجاه الفرحة الكبيرة!! مبروك والف مبروك‬
We are very grateful to all those who willingly gathered to decorate during the
Christmas Season. Also, we recognize their dedication for taking down the Manger and
making our Sanctuary once again worthy and deserving of our Sunday worship. We ask
the Good Lord to bless their hands, time, energy and talents for their care and warmth
extended towards the Church.
‫ وايضًا نبتههههلل هلل‬.‫شكرنا ألعميق نقدمه للذين ساهموا في تحضير وزينة ألكنيسة خالل عيد ألميالد ألمجيد‬
‫ بهارك اهلل‬. ‫على مساهمتهم في تنظيف الكنيسة والخورس استحقاقاً إلحتفاالتنا أالسبوعية إكرامًا للهمهسهيه‬
‫ آجرهم الهرّب عهلهى أعهمهالهههم وحهفهظهههم مه‬.‫أيادي الذين اتوا وقدموا نشاطهم وتعبهم ومحبتهم للكنيسة‬
.‫عائلتهم بالصحة والسالم الدائم‬
LAZARUS HOUSE VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Did your New Year’s resolutions include a promise to help the needy? Lazarus House
Ministries is in need of receptionists to answer phones and direct callers to appropriate
staff members. This is an opportunity to be directly involved in responding to those in
need of help. You can choose a morning shift on Mondays (9:00 a.m.-noon) or an
afternoon shift on Mondays or Tuesdays (noon-4:00 p.m.). If you can help, please
email Kelly Townsend, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] Thank you
for considering Lazarus House!
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Saint Anthony Maronite Church, Lawrence, MA, Sunday, January 17, 2016
Starting at 7:30 PM
Saint Anthony’s
Church Hall
Featuring George Maalouf
and Ensemble
Along with DJ RIKON
Donation: Adults $35.00
Children 12 years and under $15.00
Proceeds will benefit our sister Church,
Saint George, Dover ~ NH
PLEASE NOTE:
Tickets will be sold following each of the weekend Liturgies in the Church foyer.
For reservations and more information, please contact Wissam Merheb at 978-853-5145.
Seats are Limited!!! Order your tickets today!!!
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Saint Anthony Maronite Church, Lawrence, MA, Sunday, January 17, 2016
With the new year, our
parish is blessed with many
activities, spiritual and
social. Once again, we
welcome His Excellency,
Bishop Gregory, on Saturday,
February 13th to bestow his
imposition of hands on one
of our seminarians, who is a
son of this parish, Joseph
Abisaad. A reception will
follow the ordination in our
church hall. I call upon
volunteers to participate in
the planning and
coordinating the decoration
of the church, reception
meal, and whatever else
may be needed for this
event. Along with that, many
clergy will be attending this
special event. We hope
they will feel at home here
at Saint Anthony.
Consider this as a
personal invitation.
The American-Lebanese Awareness Association, Inc. (ALAA) is proud to announce
that their Scholarship application for the upcoming school year is now available.
For eligibility criteria, along with a copy of the application and more information,
please be sure to visit the ALAA website at americanlebaneseawarenessassociation.org . Applicants be advised that the
completed Scholarship forms must be postmarked and mailed for entry no later than March 1, 2016.
Those who would like a statement of their contributions
throughout the last year, please call the office and we will be
happy to forward it to you so you can claim it on your tax return. However, if you have not used your
weekly envelopes or have contributed by checks, it will be impossible for us to generate a record or
statement with your donations and offerings.
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