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The Year of Our Lord 2018, April 22, Fourth Sunday of Resurrection Liturgy of the Word pg. 315, Creed pg. 748  Anaphora of St. Peter pg. 774 - 9:30 am Liturgy  is  offered  for your intentions. - 11:30 am Liturgy  is offered...





The Year of Our Lord 2018, April 22, Fourth Sunday of Resurrection

Liturgy of the Word pg. 315, Creed pg. 748 

Anaphora of St. Peter pg. 774







- 9:30 am Liturgy is offered for your intentions.
- 11:30 am Liturgy is offered for your intentions.

Please Watch your Children:  Although the property is fenced on the front side, strangers can still easily come onto the property.  Please watch your children at all times while they are outdoors or indoors.
Use of Podium 
Policy:  Announcements after the Liturgy are done by appointed individuals who are given the announcements to be made regarding events.  Only authorized individuals can use the podium.
Ideas, Grievances and Issues:  The Parish Pastoral Council has been set up as a means for all parish members to voice their opinions, grievances or ideas.  The purpose of the council is to help the pastor in forming a parish vision and in having a good feel for the parish, it's strengths and problems.  And to work in implementing that vision.  Please contact the council president, Dr. Robby Ayoub, or any council member to discuss any issues or helpful ideas or to share your vision.  For property matters, please contact Bob Hamra, the Chairman of the Finance Committee.  For events ideas or issues please contact the appropriate Club or Association.









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During each Liturgy, someone is called upon to read the Epistle. It is important that it is read in a manner that allows each person in the congregation to understand the meaning. This is only possible if it is done in a deliberate and clear manner. 

In order to prepare readers, the parish will sponsor a training program. The first session will be on Thursday, April 26 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. The session will address the basics of reading publicly, the tone and tenor of reading in church, and the protocols for presenting the readings. All persons interested, please notify Eliane Cury, ( so we can get an idea of how many we will have in attendance.

From this group who have done the preparation, we will have a list of prepared readers who will sign up for a particular Liturgy and have the readings sent to them earlier in the week.
















Last Week's Collections:

Saturday, 6:00 pm: $301

Sunday, 9:30 am: $593

Sunday, 11:30 am: $1,602

Contributions: $100
Rice Bowls Catholic Relief: $378.41


-Wed, Apr 25, No Liturgy
-Thur, Apr 26, 7:00 pm
-Friday, Apr 27, 7:00 pm
-Sat, Apr 28, 6:00 pm



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Fourth Sunday of The Resurrection


Hebrews 13:18-25—Final Exhortation

Pray for us, for we are confident that we have a clear conscience, wishing to act rightly in every respect. I especially ask for your prayers that I may be restored to you very soon. May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do his will. May he carry out in you what is pleasing to him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever (and ever). Amen. Brothers and sisters, I ask you to bear with this message of encouragement, for I have written to you rather briefly. I must let you know that our brother Timothy has been set free. If he comes soon, I shall see you together with him. Greetings to all your leaders and to all the holy ones. Those from Italy send you greetings. Grace be with all of you.


John 21:1-14—The Appearance of the Seven Disciples

After this, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We also will come with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?” They answered him, “No.” So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish. So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea. The other disciples came in the boat, for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards, dragging the net with the fish. When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.” So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore full of one hundred fifty-three large fish. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.” And none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they realized it was the Lord. Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish. This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to his disciples after being raised from the dead.








Jn 21:1-14 Working alongside God


From emptiness to fullness, from darkness to light and from despondency to fullness of life, this Sunday’s Gospel is about moving forward.

Jesus appears to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias and awakens them to their purpose in life. He is the reason they haul in a large catch of fish. Interestingly what they do with the large haul differs.

Peter leaves the boat and fish behind and heads straight for Jesus. The other disciples instead ‘came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish’ (v8).  This spontaneity of Peter was what Jesus loved. Peter puts Jesus first. He is not so much interested in the catch and the success. Peter knows all this comes from God and so he turns his attention to God.

The disciples who came ashore dragging the net discover that Jesus already had ‘a charcoal fire there, with fish on it’ (v9). Perhaps it was an obvious reminder to them that all their successes are from God and not to believe we achieve things on our own. Yet Jesus encourages their enthusiasm by asking for more fish for the charcoal fire. Is this to indicate that we are to work with God, alongside him as team players, collaborating?

 Jesus came onto the scene and revived the dropping spirits of the disciples. He gave them purpose to live. Jesus offers each one of us the opportunity to collaborate in achieving God’s purpose. Are we excited about it as Peter was?


Margaret Ghosn mshf








Pastor: Msgr. Antoine Bakh

Pastoral Assistant: Eliane Cury 

Subdeacon: Charles Doche

Sr. Laure Attieh: 657-262-8136 

Sr. Martha Mechleb: 657-262-8316 


Council: Dr. Robby Ayoub 714 402-0090 

Stewardship: Bob Hamra Jr. 714-520-3222


Head Ushers: Joseph Yezbak & Tony Khoury 

Choir: Dr. Anthony Elkhoueiry




League: Marie Ghanimeh 

Women's Society: Rita Khattar 562-773-8994

Young Adults: Tarah Boustani

Youth Group: Andrea Doche 949- 648-9425 

Kids Club: Dr. Michel Kamel, Rania Khoury



Parish Outreach: Holly Risha 562- 900-7270

Religious Ed: Marie Therese Abboud

(714) 615-8952 

Arabic Classes: Dr. Marlize Ayoub 714-402-1644 

Kitchen Committee: Gine Lazo (714) 322-5219 









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