Abouna's Message of the Month

Dear brothers and sisters,

The month of August is the time to take a break, relax and go on vacation we wish all of our families joyful vacations during this month. During August, Holy Family will celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord Saturday and Sunday August 7 and 8. The Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary will be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday August 14-15.

Our MYO leaders organized a summer campout activity for all church youth, ages 8 to 17, August 17, 18 &19 at Church. The camp will include a variety of activities such as: spiritual lessons, games, plays, hiking, heritage and cultural activities. Parents are invited to encourage their children to participate in this (hopefully) annual event. 

The annual church fall festival will be scaled down slightly; all the food, most games but the bingo and silent auction will be scheduled in October or November. Details will be provided as they become available.  

The church continues to celebrate the legacy and memories of our fathers, mothers, grandparents and ancestors in accordance with the Syriac Aramaic Maronite hymn verse that says: "On your altar O Lord, are remembered our departed fathers and brothers and teachers. They will rise again at your right hand on the day when your majestic power appears, our Lord Christ and King" and Syriac Aramaic phonetics are the following: "al madebhokh Mor netdakhroun abohain w ahain w rabonain wanqoomoun men yaminokh byawmo ddonho raboutokh malko Mshiho Halleluia".  

I wish you and great and blessed month of August. 

Abouna Emmanuel Nakhle-Ghorr +

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