We own Our New Home. Feast of Peter and Paul
Praise God, we have closed on Our New Home at 50 Nutt Rd. Thank you to all who prayed, supported, and worked for this goal. Liturgy 9 and 11 at 5915 N Springboro Pike on June 30th.
"If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness." 2 Corinthians 11:30 Who can become a disciple maker? Peter and Paul are not my first choices for prominent roles in the Church. Paul is weak and rash. Paul has openly opposed and persecuted the Church. Peter is uneducated and Paul did not meet Jesus during the years of Jesus' earthly ministry. Peter smelled like fish. Paul was "too religious". Peter and Paul are not even their names. Peter used to go by Simon, Paul used to go by Saul. "What were they hiding?" Paul boasts in his weakness directly. Peter wore his denials of Jesus on his sleeves. Mark, who was a disciple of Peter, tells us of Peter's denials, because the denials were not secret. Peter and Paul were not men of secrets, but men of proclamation. "God has a plan for my life, my sin got in the way of that plan, Jesus died and rose to take away my sin, so that my life could be transformed, I could be filled with the Holy Spirit, and become part of the Church, so that together I cna live the plan God has for my life." Both Peter and Paul acknowledge their weakness and are able to accept in humility God's help through Jesus. Weak men made strong they are able to share with others what they have freely received- a transformational, meaningful, personal, real relationship with Jesus Christ. Am I strong enough to admit that I am weak, that I have sinned so that Jesus can bring me freedom, healing, and power? May the prayers of Sts. Peter and Paul be with us, and may their examples be to us a cause of our own transformation. If there is a day over the next few weeks when you would like to organize a group to clean or landscape please let us know.
-Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul Sunday, June 30th ( actual feast June 29th). -Sajj Party! Sponsored by the St. Rafqa sodality in thanksgiving for the support of the parish in their ongoing charity effors. Enjoy fresh made bread with zaatar and cheese Sunday, June 30th. - Feast of Blessed Massabki Brothers July 10 we will commemorate them after liturgy on July 14th. - Feast of St. Sharbel, Relic of St. Sharbel July 23rd. -House of Bread Tuesday July 30th from 9 am - 2 pm at 9 Orth Avenue. -Please make plans to participate in our Festival August 23rd, 24th, and 25th. -Assumption of Mary pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine in Youngstown, OH August 15th. - Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land September 2-13th. All included except flight $2350 for a double room. - Annual St. Ignatius of Antioch Banquet Saturday, December 14th. Bishop Elias will attend this weekend to consecrate Our New Home.
- 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.
Let us come together to give what we can so that we can purchase and renovate Our New Home on 50 Nutt Rd. The goal is to raise $150,000 in additional donations and pledges with $60,000 to go towards the purchase and $90,000 to go towards renovations including renovations and hall and addition of commercial kitchen so that we can make a smooth transition while keeping a safety net in our savings and waiting for the sale of our current property. We have raised the last $60,000 to close on Our New Home. Please help us raise $90,000 to renovate Our New Home over the next few months. -Marriage announcements
Please pray for John Dohar and Jessy Eid as they prepare for marriage. Please pray for Jordan Gunter and Krystal Daoud as they prepare for marriage. Please pray for Tarek Shteiwi and Micheline Eid as they prepare for marriage.
Please pray for two parishioners in treatment for cancer. Please pray for one parishioner who is sick. Please pray for the school of one parishioner which has had two gun scares. Please pray for a parishioner who was injured in a motorcycle accident.
- 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 4th Sunday of Pentecost June 30, 2019