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Msgr. Recommends: Lizzies Answers WHY I'M BECOMING CATHOLIC The Year of Our Lord 2018, May 13, Seventh Sunday of Resurrection Liturgy of the Word pg. 396, Creed pg. 748  Anaphora of The Twelve Apostles pg. 754 - 9:30 am Liturgy...









The Year of Our Lord 2018, May 13, Seventh Sunday of Resurrection

Liturgy of the Word pg. 396, Creed pg. 748 

Anaphora of The Twelve Apostles pg. 754






- 9:30 am Liturgy is offered for the repose of the soul of  Hanna Abi Najm, as requested by his son Tannous Abi Najm. May he rest in eternal peace.


- 11:30 am Liturgy is offered for our mothers living and deceased.

This Sunday, second collection for Our Lady of Lebanon National Shrine and Basilica.
Sunday May 20:
- 11:30 am Liturgy will be offered for the repose of the soul of Elias El Khoury, as requested by his wife, Hana and family.
- 11:30 am Liturgy will be offered as a 40-day memorial for the repose of the soul of James Ayash, as requested by his sister Joyce (Majed) Aboulhosn, and family.


Weekday Liturgy
-Wed, May 16, 7:00 pm
-Thur, May 17, 7:00 pm
-Friday, May 18, 7:00 pm
-Sat, May 19, 6:00 pm 











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Last Week's Collections:

Saturday, 6:00 pm: $986

Sunday, 9:30 am: $724

Sunday, 11:30 am: $799




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Seventh Sunday of The Resurrection


Ephesians 1:15-23—The Church as Christ’s Body

Therefore, I, too, hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus and of your love for all the holy ones, do not cease giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him. May the eyes of (your) hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones, and what is the surpassing greatness of his power for us who believe, in accord with the exercise of his great might, which he worked in Christ, raising him from the dead and seating him at his right hand in the heavens, far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this age  but also in the one to come. And he put all things beneath his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way. 

John 13:31-35—The New Commandment

When Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. (If God is glorified in him,) God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once. My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, ‘Where I go you cannot come,’ so now I say it to you. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”








Jn 13: 31-35 The New Commandment

We have the 10 commandments, the Greatest commandment and the Golden rule. Yet aside from all these, Jesus gives us a New Commandment, ‘Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another’ (v34).This is without doubt the most important commandment for Christians and the most difficult. It summarizes Jesus’ life – a life lived in love.

We may find it very hard to follow, to the point where most of us don’t even bother to give it a thought. Yet if we entered deeply into ourselves, we would discover how true this commandment is. Love is the only pursuit in life that is important. All else fades away. Love alone creates, sustains and heals.

This is a commandment of Jesus, not just fleeting words. To command is an imperative. It is to enforce, insist, make it a duty. We cannot be Christian if we fail this one command. It is non-negotiable but because of our failure to follow the command to love, Christianity has become shallow, neglected and even rejected by most people.

Once again we are called to be challenged by Christ, and in our command to love and to bringing it to reality and fruition in our lives, we will awaken once more the beauty and depth of what Christianity is all about. Amen

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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