Dec 20 - St Ephrem Maronite Catholic Church


Dec 20 - St Ephrem Maronite Catholic Church
“What begins in the stable ends in our
salvation. That’s why we celebrate
Christmas, and it’s the best and only
reason the human heart needs” (Charles J.
Dear Parishioners:
Jesus is with us! This is what we really need to know. Jesus is not only the Babe of Bethlehem, but He is
also the Son who was born to live for our righteousness, and to die for our sins. Christ is the missing piece to life.
Without Him our lives are incomplete. With Him our lives, even in their most complex or disappointing parts,
make sense.
Jesus is with us! This is all we need to know. In the middle of our trials, issues, struggles to find our way in
the world, and dreams for a great future, the Babe of Bethlehem, now the enthroned Christ of all Creation, is with
us. His salvation gives hope to you and me.
The light we long for is the Light we have been given. To receive Him is to be warmed by that Light and
shown a new way through the trials and sorrows and even joys that we have on our journey.
Our journey as a church continues. And I am thankful to be on that journey with you. I thank God for you.
This Christmas we want to again bow before Him, happy and confident that in Him all things turn out for our
good and His glory.
“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
The Christmas Novena
December 15-23
New Year’s Eve Tickets on sale
following all Liturgies on Sunday
Prayed in the church at 7:30PM from
Tuesday, Dec. 15-thru Friday, Dec.18 and from
Monday, Dec 21thru Wednesday, Dec. 23).
The weekend Divine Liturgies will incorporate
the Novena (Dec. 19 & 20)
The Celebration of the Divine Liturgy
for the Glorious Birth of Our Lord:
THURSDAY, December 24th,
Christmas Eve
5:30PM - Divine Liturgy
11:00PM- Divine Liturgy
FRIDAY, December 25th
Christmas Day
(John 8:12)
Wishing you God’s choicest blessings, I remain,
Sincerely yours in Christ,
FRIDAY, January 1st
Fr. Toufic
New Year’s Day
(Holy Day of Obligation)
Divine Liturgy celebrated at 11:00AM
Please consider donating to
our Christmas Flower Fund
We continue our support
for the families in need at
the Crisis House Center.
Beginning this Sunday we
will be collecting donations
of gift cards to Food for
Less and/ or Walmart$20, $25, $15, or any
denomination- is welcome
for this annual program.
Also please see our Adopt
We will be
collecting for new toys as
There are Flower Donation
envelopes in the pews or you
can leave your monetary gift
in the flower donation box
located in the foyer.
Our Congratulations go out to:
Mr. and Mrs. Chadi and Margrette Sakr
on the baptism of their daughter,
Tatiana Clara.
May the Lord God bless her and her
Basket Collection from:
December 13, 2015
2 Corinthian 9:7 - Every man
according as he purpose in his heart,
[so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of
necessity: for God loves a cheerful
St. Ephrem Maronite Catholic Church
750 Medford Street, El Cajon, CA 92020
Tel: 619-337-1350
[email protected]
Beit Maroun
Volume 17-Issue 51
December 20, 2015
Saturday………………………. 5:30PM
……………... ………..11:00AM
Confessions …………………By appointment
$500.00 donation to St. Ephrem Church with each transaction
completed with this ad .Like us at for updates and
First Friday Adoration Noon until Benediction
at 6:00PMther
Visiting Priest:
Reverend Canon Thomas Thompson
Divine Liturgy Intentions:
Genealogy SundayReadings: Romans 1:1-12 and Matthew 1:1-17
+ Saturday, December 19th
5:30PM –Alan Prince offered by the Redlinger
Matrimony: Please contact the parish office at
least nine months prior to the desired date
+Thursday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Liturgy
5:30PM – – Parishioners Intentions
Interested in the Priesthood or Religious Life?
Deacon Georges Ghosn
Deacon George Geagea
Religious Education: Saturdays from 11am12pm
First Communion Class: Sunday from 1030AM
to 12:30AM- To register, please contact the
parish office.
Parish Office Hours: Monday through Friday
9:00AM to 5:00PM
To help defer the cost of printing our weekly bulletin, now
offer this Ad Page. We would like to encourage our readers,
your friends, neighbors and family members to place their
Ad’s in our bulletin which is published once a week and which
is also disseminated through our emails to over 700 families.
An annual subscription will be $300.00. Please call the office if
you are interested in supporting our bulletin publication
through this program
Reverend Toufic Nasr
+ Sunday, December 20th
9:30 AM –
11:00 AM – (One Year Memorial) Saher Anton
Merza offered by Aida El Mosully and Sirar Merza
12: 30PM – (M) Maurice and Odette Ghosn
offered by the Family
Baptism: Contact the office to schedule
Place Your Advertisement in future editions of the
House of Maron
Confraternity of the Sacred Heart Devotions every
First Friday at 5:30pm Ramzeyzey Jize –
858.736.7196 [email protected]
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration 12:00 NOON to
6:00PM –contact the parish office to sign up
Sorority of the Immaculate Conception Devotions
Marina Zablit - 760.239.1756
[email protected]
Sorority of St. Rita Devotions every Second Saturday
Fellowship at 3:00PM followed by Devotions at
4:30PM Rose Moses - 619.286.6942
11: 00PM – Parishioners Intentions
+Friday, December 25th – Christmas Day Liturgy
9:30AM – Parishioners Intentions
11: 00AM – Parishioners Intentions
+Sunday after Christmas - Readings: Rev. 21:9-10, 21-27 and
Mt 2:1-12
+ Saturday, December 26th
5:30PM –
+ Sunday, December 27th
9:30 AM –
11:00AM – (M) Khalid Antwan Putros, Jojo George
Thwainy, Antwan Putros, Andre Asker offered by the Putrus
12: 30PM –

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