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9th Week of Pentecost in a CORONA world

"We are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."- 2 Corinthians 5:20

Festival The 2020 Annual Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival will be drive-thru only this year with no rides, vendors, or alcohol due to COVID-19 concerns.  We are offering kefta platters, chicken shawarma platters, and falafel platters, soda, and Baklava on a drive-thru/pick-up take home basis only. Platters include entree, loubie (green beans) and rice, pita bread, and salad. The festival will be held at 5915 Springboro Pike (Route 741), Miami Township, Dayton, Ohio, and the food sales will be on the same weekend but limited to two days only, Saturday, August 29 & Sunday, August 30 from 11-7 pm with volunteers needed from 10-8. Volunteers Please let me know if you are available to volunteer for the festival. Ideally we would like to accomodate groups of volunteers from one household, but welcome individual volunteers as well. We will follow all public health requirements for volunteers including masks, social distancing, and hand washing as required by law. We will also need volunteers to set up the festival the week before, there will be less to set up, but we will not be able to rely on community service workers. Office Manager We have hired a part time office manager to work 6-10 hours per week. Welcome Catherine Marasch! Finances Please consider supporting our $15,000 matching grant. This is a great opportunity for our parish to get $15,000 in "free" money. Any donation of $250 or more may be used for this. A donation of $1000, $5000, or more would be a great way toward meeting this grant. Jan-Jun 2020 Net Income $ -17,826.08 Jan-Jun 2018  Net Income $ 7,689.62 July 1, 2020 balance of all bank accounts including restricted funds $135,883.42 Liabilities: we currently have $282,500 in gap loans, and we're in the 3rd month of a $200,000 5-yr loan that has a monthly payment of $4,000. If you are able to support our parish in these times visit to make a contribution via credit card or paypal, mail a check, or make an offering at liturgies. Please support "St Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Catholic Church"  if you use amazon at Wish List Help the church save money and possibly get rid of things you no longer use. - Fire Resistant Safe with interior dimension of at least 14 x 9 or a fire resistant filing cabinet for church records. - An 8-10 in x 4-6 in glass or silver tray to hold the water and the wine on the altar. - A pool table or fooseball table for the basement. Chore/Maintenance List Help the church save money by donating your skills, talents, or interests. -Staining the podiums to match the altar and staining/ repairing a damaged section of a pew end. -Landscaping around our entrance sign. -Mulching the street facing wall of the church. Baptism Announcement We are happy to be baptizing Zayn, son of David and Randi Daoud, and Camila, daughter of Peter and Jessica Giron, lambs of the flock of Christ on July 26th after the 11 am liturgy.  Liturgy Schedule We will have 3 options to attend liturgy: 1. Outdoors. 2.Indoors with a mask. 3. Join us ONLINE for live broadcast at or at Restrooms are available during all liturgies. Saturday, July 25 6- 7 pm Confessions 7 pm Indoor Public Liturgy (Mask Required) (the liturgy will not be at 4:30 pm this week) Sunday, July 26 9 am Outdoor Public Liturgy 10 am Morning Prayer 11 am Indoor Public Liturgy (Mask required)  (Columbus) 4:30 pm (Columbus) liturgy at St. Andrew Church Upper Arlington Monday,  July 27 (No Liturgy) Tuesday, July 28 7 pm Indoor Public Liturgy  Wednesday, July 29 6-7 pm Confession 7 pm Indoor Public Liturgy Thursday, July 30 6-7 pm Confession 7 pm Indoor Public Friday, July 31 6-7 pm Confession 7 pm Indoor Public Liturgy  Saturday, August 1 3:30-4:30 Confession 4:30 pm Indoor Public Liturgy (Mask Required) Sunday, August 2 9 am Outdoor Public Liturgy 10 am Morning Prayer 11 am Indoor Public Liturgy (Mask required) "ALL VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS (1. Elderly individuals. [age 60+] 2. Individuals with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.) should continue to shelter in place. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents. All individuals, WHEN IN PUBLIC (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), should maximize physical distance from others. Social settings of more than 10 people, where appropriate distancing may not be practical, should be avoided unless precautionary measures are observed." Safety protocols: 1. Wear a mask. 2. Practice social distancing of 6 feet. 3. If you wish to receive communion stand in front of your car or next to your chairs and Fr. Alex will come to you. Free tutoring available. Please call 937-428-0372 to sign up your children. Anointing of the Sick is available particularly for those in danger of death, please call . Join daily for live streamed Check for daily prayers and Bible studies Glory to God always, Fr. Alex Harb "Pray, hope, and don't worry." St. Padre Pio

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