Assumption Aug 14th 7pm, Aug 15 7:30 am, pilgrimage Aug 15th, designs wanted
"Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!’" - Mark 9:7
At the Transfiguration, Peter is overwhelmed by the glory of God and wants to build three tents- one for Jesus, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. This gives us an image of the two realities of faith and the three realities of Christian living. With the eyes of faith we see a glimmer of the glory of God and with our eyes we see the fallen world. There is both a practical and a mystical element to Christian living. We see it likewise at the multiplication of the loaves and fishes where Jesus having fed the souls of the people now asks the disciples to feed the bellies of the people. As we live in the Resurrection we also must carry the crosses around us. We must build tents and feed bellies on both a micro and a macro scale. Faced with tragedy we must both remember the Resurrection and care for those bleeding around us. In Moses we see the law and we are reminded of sin. In Elijah we see a rejection of the world. In Jesus we see our goal and our hope to be perfected. Many Christians may experience three lives in one- their "life" of sin, their "life" of distraction in the world, and their deep, personal, mystical faith life. A Christian might revolve from one to the other one minute envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, or wrath; one minute distraction in the things of the world, one minute a glimpse of heaven and a call to conversion. For a Christian to mature we must turn from sin and distraction and choose to live our life for God. We should not continue to live in 3 tents. Only Jesus -who pitched his tent among us, is necessary. -August 14th at 7pm Feast of the Assumption of Mary at 50 Nutt Rd. -August 15th at 7:30 am Feast of the Assumption of Mary at 50 Nutt Rd. -August 15th 11 am- Midnight: Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine in Youngstown, OH for liturgy with Bishop Elias Zaidan and Bishop Gregory Mansour with procession. - 40 day liturgy remembering Emilie Saliba August 18th at 11 am. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.
-Please make plans to participate in our Festival August 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Please sign up for the festival.
-We will host an open house October 19th and 20th with evening prayer and a blessing with the relic of St. Ignatius of Antioch on October 19th at 6 PM followed by light refreshments and a question and answer session on "Who are the Maronites?" Liturgies on Sunday, October 20th will be at 9 am and 11 am with a lecture on Maronite history and spirituality.
- Annual St. Ignatius of Antioch Banquet Saturday, December 14th with Bishop Elias.
-Consecration and dedication: Bishop Elias will consecrate and dedicate our new home on December 15th at 11 am.
- Initiatives- To what is God calling you? What are your hopes, dreams, and ideas for our parish? What do you want to do? Mission, charity, prayers, work, fundraisers, or maintenance? How can we support you? -We need volunteers to read during the liturgy and to bring the gifts. If you would like to do so, please see George Najem for 11 am liturgy or Jim Zaidan for the 9 am Liturgy. - Please pray for a parishioner who broke several bones last week. - Please pray for all affected by the Dayton Massacre. Let each one of us seek what help we need for ourselves and give what help we can to others.
- Bible Study every Sunday at 10 am.
- Sunday liturgies 9 am and 11 am
- Confessions immediately before and after liturgies or by appointment.
St. Ignatius of Antioch 10th Sunday of Pentecost August 11, 2019