Ninth Sunday of Pentecost
Feast of Sainttraditionally honored
as a great opportunity to do
July 22, 2012 In addition, in some of the Churches Great
Lent was a time of purification for catechumens
July 22 Sunday Ninth Sunday of Pentecost receiving instructions to be baptized.
9:00 am Gladys Santoni and Vincent Ahearn Req. by: Daisy and Elana
There are two basic liturgical cycles within
11:00 am For the Parishioners Req. by: Clergy
the Lenten Season: the Sunday Cycle, focused on the
Resurrection, and the weekday cycle, which is
July 23 Monday Feast of Saint Sharbel penitential.
10:00 am No Intention The Fast and Abstinence Rules are as follows:
All Maronites who are physically capable are to
July 24 Tuesday Feast of Saint Christina of Tyre – Martyr abstain from meat on Ash Monday (March7) and all
10:00 am For the Heritage Program Fridays of Lent.
Ash Monday and the Great Friday of the
July 25 Wednesday Crucifixion are also days of fasting. Fasting in the
10:00 am No Intention Maronite Church involves eating and drinking
nothing at all (except water and medicine) from
July 26 Thursday midnight until noon. The rest of the day normal meals
10:00 am 2nd Anniversary of Yvonne McKinney taken butReq. by: Daughter Maronites who are
can be without meat. All Carol
physically capable are too fast on these two days.
July 27 Friday Saint Pantaleon (Asia) – Martyr There is something in the Church which is
10:00 am No Intention called Personal Devotion. According to our ancient
Syriac Maronite Tradition, all Clergy, religious and
July 28 Saturday Third Council of Constantinople (681) laity who wish to observe a more traditional practice
10:00 am No Intention of fasting and abstinence are encouraged to do so. This
practice is summarized in the following, taken from
July 29 Sunday Tenth Sunday of Pentecost the Synod of Mt. Lebanon (1736): Every weekday of
9:00 am For the parishioners Lent (Monday through Friday) is a day of fasting and
11:00 am for the Parishioners abstinence from meat and dairy products (eggs, butter,
milk, etc.) Fasting involves eating and drinking nothing
***Third Banns of marriage between Samer Ayoub and Tacha Sosa. all (except water and medicine) from midnight until
noon. The Anyone knowing why they can be taken joined
***Second Banns of marriage between Oscar Lahoud and Jacquelyn Bertelle. rest of the day normal mealsshould not be but
in marriage must make it known to the priest. without meat or dairy products. Dairy products are
excluded because they are animal byproducts.
Weekly Offering Saturdays and Sundays are exempt from fasting and
abstinence, as are the following four feast days: St.
Collection: $ 1,268.00 the 40 Martyrs Pentecost
JulyMaron - February 9 , Ninth Sunday of – March 9, Saint
Candles: $ 147.00 Joseph – March 19 and the Feast of the Annunciation
Debt Reduction: $ 120.00 – March 25.
Reading: II Corinthians 5: 20 – 6:10
Cathedral Stipends: $ 200.00 There Luke 4L in living
Gospel: are other ways 14 – 21 out our Lenten
Donation: $ 150.00
season. For instance we at Our Lady of Lebanon
Total: $ 1,885.00 a Bible Study to examine
JulyCathedral, will offer Tenth Sunday of Pentecost closely
the Passion of Jesus Christ in the Gospel Narratives.
will be Corinthians 12: beginning with
ThisReading: offeredI every Tuesday 1 – 11
Yearly Budget – 2012
Matthew 12: 22 – 7:00
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at32 pm in the
Saint Rafqa Chapel.
Annual Operating Budget: $ 300,000.00
August 5, 2012 Eleventh before Divine Liturgy
Also, each morning Sunday of Pentecost
Collections to Date: $ 72,501.00
there will be the communal Morning Prayer
Candles to Date: $ 5,226.00
offered for 17 – 22
(abbreviated version)Ephesians 2: personal meditation
Donations to Date: $ 1,650.00
and communal prayer.
Gospel: Luke 19: 1 – 10
Cathedral Stipends to Date: $ 4,050.00
Finally, each Friday of Great Lent during our
Memorials to Date: $ 350.00
Twelfth we will Pentecost
normal Lenten Devotions, Sunday ofhave a visiting
August 12, 2012
Dividends to Date: $ 1,593.37
Dear Parishioners and Friends: 37,836.11 Priest or one of our clergy to give a Lenten Reflection.
Rentals to Date: $
schedule Ephesians 3: 1 – Social Hall and
The Reading: is posted in both the 13
This week we Lenten
Fund Raising/Advertising: begin $our 8,750.00 Journeys of
is, throughout the Church, a special time
Faith. Lentto Date: Matthew well as on
Entrance to the Cathedral as 15: 21 – 28 our website
Debt Reduction $ 2,399.00
of fasting and abstinence designed to
Sanctuary Lamps/Altar Bread: $ 1,000.00 lead us to
communal conversion. It has been
personal and Flowers: August 19, 2012 Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost
Easter /Christmas $ 2,115.00
Bishop’s Appeal to Date: $ 5,447.00
Reading: I Corinthians 3: 1 – 11
Total: $ 143,061.48
Gospel: Luke 8: 1 - 15
- ($ 156,938.52)
Dear Parishioners and Friends: MYA Picnic
This week we celebrate the Feast of Saint The MYA from our Cathedral have organized
Sharbel. Our Liturgies this Sunday as well as on an MYA Picnic for all the neighboring parishes from
Monday will be for his Feast Day. In Lebanon, as you New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New
know, it is a national Holiday, unfortunately here it is York. It will be held next Sunday, July 29, 2012 at
not. I ask that you pray to Sharbel and ask him to Round Valley Recreation Center in Lebanon, NJ.
intercede for the Christians of Lebanon as well as all Approximately 80 Young Adults have responded to
Christians throughout the Middle East. this. If any MYA members in our parish or in nearby
There is a mistake on the flyer regarding the towns would like to attend please encourage them to
Parish Picnic. The cost of the entrance Fee to Round do so.
Valley Recreation is only $10.00 per car for New Please note that it is only for those in College
Jersey residents. For all others it is $20.00. Sorry for and older, not MYO. Thank you.
Have a blessed week and keep praying for one Our Lady of Lebanon – Easton, PA
another. Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic
Church will sponsor the 35th Annual Heritage Day
celebration on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 5:00 pm
Aboona James to Midnight and on Sunday, August 5, 2012 from
11:00 am to 10:00 pm. There will be a variety of
ethnic foods, music by Singer Amin Sultan and
ensemble, and dancing. Admission is free. The event
Maronite Young Adults will be held rain or shine.
On Saturday, July 21, 2012, 8 young adults
from our Cathedral Parish, gathered to work in the Parish Picnic
cathedral. They pulled up all the carpeting from the Our Parish Picnic will take place on Sunday,
two side balconies as well as all the stairs. They August 26th, 2012. It will be held at Round Valley
laughed and shared stories and did quite a bit of work Recreation Area in Lebanon, NJ. Please see the flyer
for over 5 hours. That time spent with them gave me for more details...
sense of hope for the future. Please note that there will be Divine Liturgy
Lunch time offered us a time to share what is at the Cathedral at both 9:00 am and 11:00 am as
going on in their lives and in the world. We are so usual. However, we will have an outdoor Liturgy at
blessed to have such energetic and talented young men 10:30 at the picnic site as well.
and women in our parish. They truly inspired me and No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the
my ministry. I felt I needed to share this with all of park. Please abide by this rule. Thank you.
you. God bless our Parish Family. God bless our
future. Heritage Program
As I mentioned in last week’s bulletin,
Catechetical Sunday is September 16, 2012. At that
Feast of the Assumption Liturgy all the Catechists will be installed at the
We will travel once again to our national Divine Liturgy. A full schedule of class dates and
Shrine in North Jackson, Ohio, for the annual breaks will be published in the Handbook. Oh yes, a
Pilgrimage for the Feast of the Assumption. We will handbook will be published.
leave on Tuesday, August 14tha and return on Again, I cannot emphasize how important our
Thursday, August 16th. We are presently holding 15 Heritage classes are. As a matter of fact we can all use
rooms at the Holiday Inn in Niles, Ohio. It is a one a few refresher courses. I am insisting that all children
year old facility with open breakfast for all of the parish attend these classes; whether in Catholic,
participants. There is also a swimming pool available Private or parochial schools. Parents please cooperate
at the hotel for all guests. The cost of the hotel, with with us.
tax is $124.02 per night, one to 4 guests.
As you may know, our Choir has been asked Hall Renovations
to sing at the evening Liturgy on August 15th. Anyone We are not done with the work on the hall.
who wishes to sing with the choir is more than Our maintenance man, Januscz, has ben hard at work
welcome. Please see Msgr. James for details. cleaning all of the chandeliers. This week we hope to
The bus has been chartered and will leave install a chair rail along the walls and we are waiting
from Bay Ridge on Tuesday, August 14th by 7:30 am. for the new carpeting. If anyone can lend a helping
If we have enough people from Staten Island, we will hand, please do so. Thank you.
pick up there as well. Please see Lydia Gordon for
Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral
113 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11201
Most Reverend Gregory J. Mansour — Eparchial Bishop
Monsignor James A. Root — Rector
Reverend Geoffrey Abdallah—Director of Music
Mrs. Madelyn Russo — Cathedral Secretary
Divine Liturgy Schedule Monday through Saturday at 10:00 AM
Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Holy Days at 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament First Friday of the month from
10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon.
Reconciliation 10:15 AM to 10:45 Sunday
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM First Friday and
Initiation Rites (Baptism—Chrismation) Parents and Godparents must meet
with the Rector for Instructions and
then a time will be set for the Baptism
and Chrismation of the child.
Mystery of Crowning (Marriage) Rector must be notified at least six
months in advance to set up
Hospital and Sick Calls Notify the Rector as soon as possible.
New Parishioners All are welcome at Our Lady of
Lebanon Cathedral. Please notify the
Rector as soon as possible.
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