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October / November 2016

Written by Josephine Minas   

Monday October 31st, 6:00pm

Fall Festival

Please come in appropriate Consumes!

Come a enjoy a TRUNK & TREAT, Games, Music and more...

Free refreshment for all kids!

NOVEMBER

Sunday November 6th, 1:30pm

Fifth Annual Walk a Thon

The Walk will Start and End at St Mary’s Parish

We will start the Walk at 1:30pm

Registration fee: $25

including a T-shirt

"Resurrected By the Grace of God"

To guarantee a T-shirt you must sign up before October 20

For more information please contact Nancy Sarmast (818)324-2316

Monday November 7th, 6:00pm

DOUKHRANA d MAR GEWARGIS, MAR SARGIS and all SAINTS

Friday November 11th, 7:00pm

Father George's 20th Anniversary Dinner with all Members of all Committees

Celebrating 20 years of service.

Let us gather as one family to celebrate the last 20 years in the life of our parish.

Coe-Bishop George Bet-Rasho was ordained a priest for our St. Mary's parish in 1996, and this years is the 20 anniversary of that ordination. In the past 20 years, many Deacons, Board members and volunteers have stood shoulder to shoulder with Fr. George in the service of our Lord. On Friday, November 11, 2016 we invite everyone to join us in Glorifying the Lord and celebrating His blessings. A donation of $50. is requested for this event which will be used to pay for the debt of the church. May God bless us all.

Donation: $50/person

Thursday November 17th, 7:30pm

MOVIE NIGHT at Laemmle's Town Center 5 in Encino

17200 Ventura Blvd, suite 121

Encino California 91316

A Comedy Movie from Chicago

BASAMTA D REESHA

Entrance: $20

Saturday November 19th, 11:00am

Christmas Decoration Day

It’s a Christmas Tree Trimming

The tree needs to go up

the lights need to be a glow

It’s time to celebrate

with folks we know

Join us in decorating our Christmas trees from ceiling to the floor

Bring ornaments, Tree topper, tinsel, lights, poinsettia, wreath, any other Christmas decoration to help.

 

Commemoration of St.Mary the Blessed Virgin /Doukhrana D' Mart Maryam Btoolta Qadeshta

Written by Josephine Minas   

Father in heaven,
all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness come from you.
In the plan of your wisdom
she who bore the Christ in her womb
was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness
and join in her hymn of endless love and praise.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

We always thank God,
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus
and of the love you have for all God's people –
the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven
and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. (Colossians 1:3–5)

Lord our God,
we praise your name because we are allowed to bear witness to what we see and hear,
to all the good you have given us.
May we become firmly and faithfully united,
awaiting the glorious day when your almighty hand will be victorious
and will bring an end to the many evils among us.
On that day you will be praised
throughout all nations and everything will be clothed anew, to the glory of your great name.
In Jesus Name we pray,
Amen.

 

Fasting from Anger

Written by Josephine Minas   

My dear brothers and sisters in faith,

I greet you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus The Christ.

Today the Second Sunday of Lent (Sowma) I preached about the necessity of Sowma and what our focus should be on, and I thought it would be beneficial if I share our decision with you through social media.

We are asking everyone to join us this week in fasting from anger, yes anger. I am asking everyone for the next six weeks to join us as we fast every week from a certain weakness that is destroying our self, family, friends, and the community at large. We are starting today, Sunday the 14th, with anger, no matter what happens to you this week you will not get angry. How is this possible, you might ask, “all things are possible through Christ our Lord” the Bible says. Pray about it every day, multiple times if you need daily.

This does not mean that we don’t observe fasting from certain kinds of food, we continue to do that, but that is not the focus of Sowma, that should only serve as a reminder about the spiritual cleansing we are going through.

Please join us and spread the word, let us defeat Satan and enjoy life as it is meant to be.

With Love and Blessings,

Cor-Bishop George Bet-Rasho.

Happy Valentine’s Day

 

DOUKHRANA D MAR ESTAPANOUS & MAR BENYAMIN SHIMUN

Written by Josephine Minas   

Sunday January 31th
DOUKHRANA D MAR ESTAPANOUS & MAR BENYAMIN SHIMUN
Commemoration of St Stephen Protomartyr and Mar Benyamin Shimun
Holy Mass at 10:00am followed by Doukhrana served by Cor-Bishop Father George & all Deacons

 

The name of the new Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East

Written by Josephine Minas   

His Beatitude Mar Gewargis Sliwa, Metropolitan of Iraq elected Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. The Metropolitan will take the ecclesiastical name 'Mar Gewargis III' following his forthcoming consecration in St John's Cathedral, Erbil, Iraq on Sunday, 27 September 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/AssyrianNationalBroadcasting/videos/423396567862239/?fref=nf

 
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Bible Study
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Parish Advanced Bible Study
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Fri Mar 24 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
Friday School / Assyrian Men and Women for Christ Bible Study / Assyrian Class
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Watch the Voice of Hope live on FaceBook
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Parish Youth Bible Study
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St' Mary's Parish Live TV Program