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Wedding Feast at Cana February 23, 2020

"For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." - Romans 14:17

Monday, February 24th we begin the Great Fast.  This is a special time for us to obey Jesus when he said, "When you fast," "When you pray," "When you give alms." (Matthew 6) As Christians fasting, prayer, and giving to the needy is not merely about things we do, but is fundamentally about who we are called to be. We are not called to be people ensnared by the pleasures of this world- so we fast. We are called to be people with a strong and real relationship with God- so we pray. We are called to be people who love others and encounter God in others- so we give alms. If we do not fast it is because we are lovers of the things of this world. If we do not pray it is because we are not in relationship with God. If we do not serve others nor give alms in at least some small way it is because we do not love others and do not see God in them. The Hartshorn family would like to invite you to the baptism of Peter Hartshorn, son of Nathan and Mariana Hartshorn (nee AbouJaoude) after the 11 am liturgy on February 23 with reception to follow.Ash Monday February 24th 7pm Pastoral Council Meeting February 25, 7pm Wednesday, February 26 Liturgy 8pm Friday Devotions begin February 28 at 7pm -Kafta Preparation & Kitchen Setup Saturday, February 29 Old Church 10am-1pm -Kafta Making Thursda, March 5 Old Church 4:30pm- finish.Confessions and prayer Wednesday March 11 5pm- 11pm Save the Date Fish Fry  March 27 6-9pm Parish reflection day retreat April 4 11am - 4pmFinancial documents promised at the "state of the parish" are still being prepared. Access to the raw financial data is always available, if requested. Thank you for your patience.Parish family photos please submit photos of your family if you would like to be in the directory. Please find printable photos at the link below. of the Dedication dinner at St. Vincent de Paul Men's Shelter  - every first Saturday of the month at 6:30 pm. Saturday, February 1 at 6:30 pm at 1921 S. Gettysburg.Restarting Adult Arabic Class Saturdays at 11 am, please ask if you would like ot be added to the email list.Palm Sunday / Shanini Sunday, April 5 at 9 am and 11 am Coming to the Harbor April 6 and 7 at 7pm Rite of the Lamp, Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm Thursday of the Mysteries, April 9 at 7 pm (Sign up starting now) Great Friday of the Crucifixion, April 10 at noon and 7 pm Kids Easter Party April 11 - 11 am- 2pm Saturday of the light April 11th noon Easter Sunday April 12 midnight and 11 am (Orthodox Easter April 19th)We have to pay back $200,000 zero-interest loan. We have applied for a loan from the Knights of Columbus. We will most likely be taking out a $200,000 (rather than $150,000) loan within the next weeks. The loan has 4% interest and a 5 year term. However, we would prefer $200,000 in new donations to retire the loan.Feb 9, Sunday Collection- $1465 Our hall is available! If you or anyone you know is interested in using the church hall or church basement for a party or event please call 937-428-0372. We have classroom spaces that we could lease out under the right conditions. If you or a friend need temporary or long term space please call 937-428-0372.Eparchy Capital Campaign came and said, “I have not come to be served, but to serve.” The Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles is blessed to have such dedicated and loving priests. As leaders of our faith family, these men have kept our Eparchy vibrant and spiritual throughout their years of committed service. Because they have answered a call to serve us it leaves us with a clear moral obligation. We must ensure the most basic needs of our past, present and future priests are met.Watch our campaign video and learn more about how the Vision for the Future – Mission for Today Capital Campaign will benefit our retired priests who have so faithfully served our Maronite faith communities.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Church     Wedding Feast at Cana       February 23, 2020

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