Subject:                                     RE: Bulletin - Jan 6, 2019


The Year of Our Lord 2019, Jan. 06 , Feast of the Glorious Epiphany Liturgy of the Word pg. 107, Creed pg. 748  Anaphora of St. James, pg. 794 - Saturday 6:00 pm Liturgy  is offered for the repose of the soul of Joseph and...











The Year of Our Lord 2019, Jan. 06, Feast of the Glorious Epiphany

Liturgy of the Word pg. 107, Creed pg. 748 

Anaphora of St. James, pg. 794










- Sunday 9:30 am Liturgy is offered for the repose of the soul of Joseph and Angie Coorey, as requested by their daughter Joanne (Ken) Marsh and family.

- Sunday, 11:00 am Liturgy is offered as a 40-day memorial for the repose of the soul of Khalil Toubeh as requested by his family.
May he rest in eternal peace.

- Sunday, 11:30 am Liturgy is offered for the repose of the soul of Tanios Shuckry requested by his wife Nelly Ayoub, his Sons Samir and Rabih Ayoub, and his daughters Marie-Therese Abboud, Liliane Fares, and Yolla Hatem and their families. May he rest in the peace of Christ.

Weekday Liturgy
- Wed, Thur and Fri: No weekdays Liturgies. Msgr. is out of town for a clergy retreat.
- Saturday Jan 12, 6:00 pm

MYO Retreat parent meeting Sunday January 6th in the library after 11:30 Liturgy.



























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Sunday, Jan 6

Feast Of The Glorious Epiphany 

Titus 2:11-3:7 Transformation of Life 
For the grace of God has appeared, saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age, as we await the blessed hope, the appearance of the glory of the great God and of our savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for himself a people as his own, eager to do what is good. Say these things. Exhort and correct with all authority. Let no one look down on you. Remind them to be under the control of magistrates and authorities, to be obedient, to be open to every good enterprise. They are to slander no one, to be peaceable, considerate, exercising all graciousness toward everyone. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded, slaves to various desires and pleasures living in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another. But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit, whom he richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.

Luke 3:15-22 The Baptism of Jesus  
Now the people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Messiah. John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” Exhorting them in many other ways, he preached good news to the people. Now Herod the tetrarch, who had been censured by him because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and because of all the evil deeds Herod had committed, added still another to these by also putting John in prison.
After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”











1st week of Epiphany
Baptismal gifts
2 Cor 10:1-11 

Margaret Ghosn mshf

In this Season of the Epiphany that focuses on Jesus’ baptism, the Second Letter to the Corinthians reminds us what we were baptized for.
As Christians baptized with the gift of the Holy Spirit, we are marked as God’s very own. We possess the grace to live like Christ and the Spirit to be bold in our efforts. We are empowered with the authority of Christ.
The Christian journey is not an easy path. There will be obstacles as we see in Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. It becomes the art of balancing ‘meekness and gentleness of Christ’ (v1) with ‘boldness by daring to oppose’ others (v2). It is about belonging to Christ (v7) and accepting that others do too. It is most important to put into practice what you preach. As Paul writes, ‘what we say by letter when absent, we will also do when present’ (v11).
So returning to our baptismal calling, we are not to take it lightly. It is a baptism into a new way of living and being. It is a growth into Christ that will ask the best of us, to be tolerant but also bold, gentle but also confident, to build up but also to challenge. So you who are baptized, start your adventure. Amen









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