Sweet Hosts - Sunday November 18th
Kamel and Maha Batteh
Sammy & Gahda Batteh
Ben and Sharon Beatty
Simon and Missie Bitar
***Priest on Vacation:
Fr. Kamal and his family will be out of town from Monday Nov 19 to Sunday Nov 25 .
A substitute priest; Fr. Nikita will serve the Divine Liturgy on Sunday Nov 25th, 2018.
NO Sunday School on Sunday November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving. Please take a note of this date.
Tue. Nov.27th @6:30p.m:Parish Council Meeting
Thursday Novemer 29th @6:30PM: The Order of St. Ignatius Meeting. Please take a note of the Date
Please save the Date For Friday December 7th
Teen SOYO Meeting and Christmas Party will be held on Friday Dec 7th at 6:30PM in the church hall. More details to come . Stay Tuned!
Something You Should Know
While in Church..
COMMUNION - VERY IMPORTANT! Sunday school teachers and children are dismissed to Communion BEFORE the general congregation. So if you are not in Sunday school or a part of the Sunday school staff, you are reminded to remain in your pew until the Usher dismisses you. Parents please do not enter the Communion Line with your children. The Sunday school teachers will guide all of the students safely into the Parish Hall.
Equally as important to getting the children to Sunday School on time is allowing them a quiet, uninterrupted learning environment. Therefore, parents of young children, please do not follow your kids to the Church Hall. It is distracting to others and especially to your child. Rest assured, if your child needs you, someone will retrieve you from the Church Building.
Once Sunday school has ended and Social coffee hour has begun, parents; please keep a watchful eye on your little ones; make sure that there is No running in the Church Hall or on the grass or the mulch outside. Remind the children to sit at the table and enjoy their sweets, while talking with their friends. Running in the Hall, standing on the chairs, etc.... is just too dangerous. Thank you for your help.
When there is NO Sunday School, children should sit WITH their parents AND come to Communion with their parents. Again, please wait until the usher dismisses you. Those who are counting the offering may also enter the line before the Sunday School.
children and teachers, meaning, PRIOR to the general congregation. The General congregation will then be released, pew by pew. This includes parents of Sunday school children. It is important to remain STANDING in your pew until an usher dismisses your row, from the center aisle. Then return to your place using a side aisle.
Children in Church
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 19:14). As members of the Church, parents are to instruct them to be respectful and quiet during Divine Services. Please be mindful of fellow worshippers if a child becomes too disruptive please go into the “Cry Room” as quietly as possible. Once the child has calmed down, come back into the church. This is where they belong but remember that we come to church to pray and to worship God.
It is never appropriate to allow a child to run down or play in the aisles. In addition, toys that make noise are not permitted in church. Children should be taken to the restroom before church begin do not allow them to come and go during Divine Services.
Snacks for Children
Parents often bring little snacks for young children to keep them occupied and quiet in church. This is fine as long as it is discreet and quiet and the parent sees to cleaning up any leftovers. By the time a child is 3-4 years old this will most likely be unnecessary.
When a child reaches age 7 they are mostly capable of fasting the entire morning of Holy Communion (or at least cutting back on breakfast). For those children who do require snacks during service, please refrain from feeding them, even a bottle, while in line for Communion, as they ought to come to the Holy Mysteries without food already in their mouths. Chewing gum is never appropriate in church And one last note: Try to keep the snack mess down to a minimum. The floor and carpet shouldn’t be covered with Cheerios. Chewing gum during Liturgy is a no-no for everyone.
Cry Room/ Infant Room
Children cry, they are noisy, they don’t stop moving. But it really irritates me when I see a child crying in church and someone says they must go out. God’s voice is in a child’s tears: they must never be kicked out of church.” This why we have a Cry room at our church. Our church Cry Room is designed for people to take babies or small children for
privacy or to reduce the disturbance of others. It is designated for infant and children (0-5 years old). No children are allowed to be in this room without adult supervision.
Please note: Children (5 years and older) are not allowed to be in this room as Cry room is for infant and toddler under the age of 5. All Kids above this age need to be in church sitting with their family and worshiping with us.
Preschool / Sunday School Class ( Age Appropriate): According to our Archdiocese / Church rules and requirements, the appropriate age for our young kids to be in Sunday School (Preschool) is 3 years and Up; meaning has completed his third year Birthday, Potty-trained, Sit still without their parents. Moms and Dads are not allowed to be in the class with their children. If your child cannot sit in class without you; means that He/ She is not ready to be in Sunday School.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation..
1. In loving memory of Nabil El-Kouri (17yrs), offered by Samira El-Kouri and her children. May his memory be eternal.
2. For the health and Spiritual welfare of Zarifeh Hannaia and family, offered by Zarifeh Hanania.
3. For the health and Spiritual welfare of Nada Hanania and her chidren, offered by Nada Hanania.
4. For the health and spiritual welfare of Hind Hannaia, and her children, offered by Hind Hanania.
English: Nadya F. Farah
Arabic: George Baghdan
Samir & Badia Farhat
Jamal and Nuha Jubran