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The Year of Our Lord 2018, April 29, Fifth Sunday of Resurrection Liturgy of the Word pg. 315, Creed pg. 748  Anaphora of St. Mark pg. 835 - 9:30 am Liturgy  is  offered  for your intentions. - 11:30 am Liturgy  is offered...






The Year of Our Lord 2018, April 29, Fifth Sunday of Resurrection

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

Anaphora of St. Mark pg. 835






- 9:30 am Liturgy is offered for your intentions.
- 11:30 am Liturgy is offered for the repose of the soul of Mariam Morcos, as requested by her daughter, Georgette (Elie) Kallas. May she rest in peace.

Next Sunday, May 6,

9:30 am Liturgy will be offered as 40 day memorial for the repose of the soul of Nadia Kurdy as requested by Elie and Asma Doche. May she rest in peace.

11:30 am Liturgy will be offered for the repose of the soul of Issa Amer, as requested by his wife, Juliette Amer, and family. May he rest in Peace.

Liturgy in Arabic, Saturday May 12, 6:00pm.  


Weekday Liturgy
-Wed, May 2, 7:00 pm
-Thur, May 3, 7:00 pm
-Friday, May 4, 7:00 pm
-Sat, May 5, 4:00 pm First Communion










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Last Week's Collections:

Saturday, 6:00 pm: $200

Sunday, 9:30 am: $505

Sunday, 11:30 am: $878

Contributions: $1500




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Fifth Sunday of The Resurrection


Ephesians 2:1-10 - Generosity of God’s

You were dead in your transgressions and sins in which you once lived following the age of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the desires of our flesh, following the wishes of the flesh and the impulses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ (by grace you have been saved), raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast. For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.


John 21:15-19 - Jesus and Peter

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” (Jesus) said to him, “Feed my sheep. Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.”







Jn 21:15-19 Again and again


Jesus and Peter – a reunion of minds and hearts, healing and reconciliation, gifting and accepting. This Sunday’s Gospel promises us that God never let’s go.

We all know Peter – eager, a lover of Jesus, disciple, leader, but also impetuous and the one who denied Jesus. So at this post resurrection appearance scene, Jesus comes again to Peter, to renew the friendship they shared. Jesus sets right what we mess up.

Three times Jesus questions Peter. Three times Jesus commissions Peter. Each time the same question is repeated, ‘Do you love me?’ Each time the commissioning is similar, ‘Feed my sheep.’

What matters here is that Jesus does not let up. Time and time again he bursts onto the scene. Time and time again he reminds us of his love for us. Time and time again Jesus forgives us and draws us closer. Jesus does not give up on us. He comes, he stays, he waits, until we love him again, until we follow him again, until we know and accept his love.

So come Jesus, anytime and anywhere, wherever we are, and remind us one thousand times and more how much you love us and much we truly and deeply are in love with you.


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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