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Eighth Sunday of the Pentecost Season.
July 19th, 2009
St. Charbel’s Feast.
الأحد الثامن من زمن العنصرة، عيد القديس شربل
19 تموز سنة 2009

Gospel: Luke 4: 14 – 21

2 Corinthians Romans 8:1–11

The main focus this Sunday is the spirituality of the apostle, according to Isaiah who described in details Jesus’ joy in the Holy Spirit, the power of God, Jesus the merciful heart.

These virtues which are the trade mark of the Christian existence, and the work of the Holy Spirit in the true Christian’s heart. The Spirit transforms the heart of the Christians into an instrument of obedience to God’s will.

Jesus alone is the life and the eternal salvation. He conquered the sin by being crucified. Jesus didn’t want the Pharisees to be treated with the law “Eye for an eye”. He continued his mission with the apostles in a loving joyful spirit.

He didn’t want to be famous or recognize. When the hour came, he surrendered willingly to the Cross. His Gospel carries the good news to those who lost hope. The sinner will repent and the paralyzed will walk. The apostle’s spirituality is a divine work.

Last week’s Collection: $ 1,596.37
Fund Raising Goal: $ 250.000.00

Land Purchase: Our Goal: $ 100,000.00 Total Received: $ 500.00
$ 7,600.00: Total Received (After 3 loan payments)

Fridge and Chairs donation: Our Goal: $ 2,500.00 Total Received: $ 1,200.00
Stove: $ 563.87 Balance: $ 636.13 (After Paying for the stove)

Please Remember St. Anthony's Church In Your Will.

 Leamington Ministerial Association invites all the Christians to pray for each other.

This week we pray for

St. Michael’s Parish

Masses & Celebrations During The Week:

Sunday July 19th, 2009
Eighth  Sunday after the Pentecost, St. Charbel’s Feast

الأحد الثامن من زمن العنصرة، عيد القديس شربل

  9:30AM: Milani Abraham (Family)

11:00AM: Montaha Jabbour (1 Yr. Mem. Mass) (Family)

  1:00PM: Baptism: Khalil Michael Abraham & Antonio Khalil Abraham

                 & Crystal Lynn Abraham  

Monday, July 20th,  2009
St. Elias’ Feast عيد مار الياس


8:00AM: Devotion Prayes to St. Anne.

8:30AM: Youssef Jraige & Wadih Nohra & Wife & Badiha Nohra & Husband (Sadie Jraige)

9:00AM: Rosary Prayers (4 Mysteries)


Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

8:00AM: Devotion Prayers to St. Anthony.

8:30AM: Antonio Murracas & Parents (Isabel Barbosa)


Wednesday, July 22nd , 2009
St. Nohra’s Feast. عيد مار نهرا

7:30AM: Devotion Prayers to Mother Mary.

8:30AM: John Eid (Mr. & Mrs. Sarkis Agopian)


Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

8:00AM: Devotion Prayers to St. Anne.

8:30AM: Youssef Estephan Boutros & Wife & Deceased Family Members (Boula & Alice Boutros)


Friday, July 24th, 2009  

8:00AM: Devotion Prayers to St. Anne.

8:30AM: Wajih Nohra (Mr. & Mrs. Paul Georges)


Sunday, July 26th, 2009
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, St. Anne’s Feast
الأحد التاسع من زمن العنصرة، عيد القديسة حنّة

  9:30AM: Bakhos Obeid & Son Michael (Family)

11:00AM: Wajih Elias & Grandson Wajih (Family)

  1:00PM: K of C Installation.

This Weeks News &  Events

Children’s Fun Day:
Every Wednesday, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. All children are welcome.


Friday July 24th, 2008 @ 9:00PM.


Second  Banns Between:

James Jeremy Baldwin


Danielle Mary Elters

Our deepest sympathies to the Najem Family for the loss of Emily Najem who passed away in Lebanon at the age of 86. The Memorial Mass was held for the rest of her soul on Sunday, July 12th, 2009 at St. Anthony’s Parish. May God rest her soul in peace and grant consolation for her family.

St. Charbel, July 19

Youssef Makhlouf was born in 1828 at Bekaakafra, North Lebanon. His peasant family who lived  a strong faith, was attentive to the Divine Liturgy, and had a great devotion to the Mother of God.

At the age of 23, Charbel (the name he chose when entering the novitiate)left his loving and closely knit family to enter the Lebanese Maronite Monastery called Our Lady of Mayfouq.

Following studies and perpetual profession at St. Cyprian of Kfifane monastery, he was ordained in1859. For the next seven years Charbel lived in the mountainous community of Annaya.

After that he spent the next twenty-three years in complete solitude at Sts. Peter and Paul Hermitage near Annaya. He died there on Christmas Eve, 1898. Charbel had a reputation for his austerity, penances, obedience and chastity.

At times, Charbel was gifted with levitations during prayers and he had great devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament. In all things, Charbel maintained perfect serenity. He was beatified in 1965.

St. Anne, July 26

Ancient Christian Tradition records the names of Sts. Joachim and Anne as the parents of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

They were both members of the tribe of Judah of the house of David. According to tradition, Joachim and Anna came to Jerusalem from Galilee. Over the centuries, they have been honoured, especially in the East.

Historically and biblically, not much is known of Joachim and Anne, except that they are the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. By their fruits we know how people lived, Jesus taught.

The Church recognizes the grandparents of Jesus as models of family virtue and faith, which they transmitted to their offspring.