Passing of Bahija Habboosh

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

It is my sad duty to inform you that Bahija Habboosh passed away this week at her home. Bahija is the wife of Dr. Wadi Habboosh, and the mother of Namir (Nadia), Samir (May), and Amir (Inam), and grandmother to many. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 30, at 2:00 PM at Our Lady of Purgatory Church. Due to Covid-19, the funeral mass will also be live streamed. On behalf of the community of OLOP, we extend our condolences to Bahija’s family. May Almighty God welcome her into His kingdom and may her soul rest in peace. Allah yerhamma. In Lieu of flowers; please consider making a donation to our church online giving Link below: Our Lady of Purgatory Maronite Catholic Church https://www.ourladyofpurgatory.org/olop-online-donation…/

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

OR Zoom Meeting

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In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Monthly Rosary by Zoom UPDATED FLYER

Dear Parishioners and Friends of OLOP:

Below. please find the notification from Bishop Gregory regards praying the Rosary via Zoom. The link is attached to this email as well. Anyone who would like to join and pray with us is most welcome. Thank you and God bless you.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Please disregard the initial email and flyer on the Monthly Rosary on Zoom which was sent to you on Monday, January 25, 2021, and replace with this one. Bishop Elias Zaidan and the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon will now join us each month for Prayer.

As I mentioned in the first email, after speaking with some of our deacons, subdeacons and their spouses, and praying for the many intentions of our Eparchy and the world, it was suggested that we pray the Rosary together once a month on Zoom for these intentions.

Thus, on the second Monday of the month we will start, February 8, 2021 at 8pm. It should take about a half an hour. I invite all the Maronite faithful – clergy religious and laity – to join us via Zoom for our intentions and for the whole world.

Please find the Zoom link information: https://tinyurl.com/OFSLROSARY
Meeting ID: 883 4965 1080
PASSCODE: rosary

Thank you. I hope to “see you” February 8, 2021 at 8pm.

+ Gregory

Passing of Samir Abi Rached

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of Samir Abi Rached. Our condolences go out to his wife Dalal Estephan, his sons George (Maria) and Joseph (Roula), and daughter Rima (Toni), and all of his family here and in Lebanon.

Funeral service will be help at Our Lady of Purgatory Church on Thursday, January 28 at 10:30AM. Due to COVID, the Church will be open to immediate family members but will be available live stream by visiting our website at www.ourladyofpurgatory.org
May Almighty God welcome Samir into his kingdom and may his soul rest in peace. Allah yerhammo!

Fr. Vincent Farhat
Pastor
Our Lady of Purgatory Catholic Church

Reminder: Sign-Up for Saturday 430 PM and Sunday 1030 AM Liturgies Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

This is a friendly reminder that you must sign up for liturgies on our website. Especially with the new capacity given by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we need to be vigilant with this. I have included the links for Saturday and Sunday in this email. I appreciate your help in this matter. God bless you and stay well.
In Christ,
Fr .Vincent

The reservation system will be live for mass reservations every Wednesday at 12 PM. See below:

Saturday 430 PM Liturgy Reservation Link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SaturdayMass

Sunday 1030 AM Liturgy Reservation Link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SundayMass

Pro Life Zoom Event – Sunday 1/17/21 at 700 PM EDT

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

The sanctity of life is one of the most important issues we face as Catholics. It is our responsibility to inform people about the sanctity of life. As we approach the annual Pro-Life March in January, the anniversary of Roe vs Wade, we come together and pray for the silenced children and their parents. Please join the Eparchy Pro-Life event via Zoom this Sunday at 7:00 PM. Details follow below.

Dear Brother Priests, Deacons and Subdeacons, Consecrated Men and Women, Lay Faithful:

The National MYA Board will be hosting a Pro-Life Event via Zoom this Sunday January 17th at 7pm EST.

 

 

Please share the FLYER below, along with all the details, and if possible, plan to attend this event with Lauren Menz. She will be speaking to our young adults on advocacy work, the science and consequences of abortion, and more. She is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Live Action. To learn more about the important pro-life advocacy and work of Live Action visit: https://www.liveaction.org

Topic: Let’s Talk About Life!
Time: Jan 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87974017698

Also, please share this with your young adults and parishioners through email, social media, and whatever way you deem fit in order to help promote this event.

Thank you.

Bishop Gregory J. Mansour
Father Tony Massad
Sister Therese Maria Touma, and
The National MYA Board

The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive – Monthly Online Talk Series

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Bishop Gregory has invited all parishioners to join in on this talk sponsored by the Office of Family and Sanctity of Life. I hope many of you can join in on this gathering. All the information is set forth below. Thank you and God bless you.

Fr. Vincent

Dear Brother Priests, Deacons and Subdeacons, Religious Men and Women, Lay Faithful:

The Office of Family and Sanctity of Life for The Eparchy of Saint Maron is launching this Tuesday January 12, 2021 at 7 pm a monthly series of online talks based on Saint Irenaeus’ quote “The Glory of God​ is man fully alive.”

God became man to elevate our humanity and give us the dignity to be sons and daughters of God. This series of talks will help us appropriate what is already ours and show us how to live in Christ. When we embrace our vocation as God’s children, fully alive in Christ, we can work faithfully to uphold the dignity and sanctity of every human life from the moment of conception to natural death.

I will offer an opening prayer this Tuesday at 7pm, then Father Hopkins LC, will begin the series. Q & A to follow. Please encourage your parishioners to join us.

For more information, you can click here or check the Fully Alive Series Flyer. Please promote this on social media.

+ Gregory

OLOP Church Bulletin – Sunday 1/10/21 and Zoom Invitation for Sunday Divine Liturgy for Sunday 1/9/21 Through Sunday 2/14/21

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Attached please find this week’s Bulletin 01-10-21 OLOP as well as the Zoom invitation that will be used until February 14. Praying that 2021 has begun in peace and happiness for all. Stay well and God bless you and your families.

in Christ,
Fr. Vincent

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

Topic: Sunday Divine Liturgy
Time: Jan 10, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sun, until Feb 14, 2021, 6 occurrence(s)
Jan 10, 2021 10:30 AM
Jan 17, 2021 10:30 AM
Jan 24, 2021 10:30 AM
Jan 31, 2021 10:30 AM
Feb 7, 2021 10:30 AM
Feb 14, 2021 10:30 AM
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Nan Farhat’s Mass of the Resurrection – Saturday 1/2/21 at 1000 AM EST

For those who cannot attend the funeral service of Fr. Vince’s sister, Nan Farhat, a live feed will be available tomorrow Saturday, January 2, at 10:00 AM. The link for the live feed is Nan Farhat’s Mass of Ressurection

We pray that our Lord, through the intercession of Our Lady of Purgatory and St. Joseph will have mercy on Nan’s soul, and that Nan’s family will find consolation in their loving memories of Nan.

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