Welcome!

Welcome to Saint Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, in Houston, Texas; a church in the Diocese of the Southern United States, under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Youssef and served by Father Younan William & Father James Gendi.

Announcements

Week of October15th

Schedule Changes, Additions, & Cancellations
+ Divine Liturgies
  St. Anthony Chapel:
  -> Friday    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Main Sanctuary:
  -> Wednesday    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  -> Saturday    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  -> Sunday    7:45 AM- 11:30 AM

+ Vespers followed by spiritual meeting by HGB Bissada Tuesday 10/9 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in Main Sanctuary.
+ Vesper Praises and Vespers Saturday 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Main Sanctuary.
+ Midnight Prayers Praises Saturday from 7:30 - 10:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary.

+ Confessions:
Fr. Younan
-> Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday
     Set the appointment online https://fryounan.youcanbook.me, or call/text 409-292-7139.
-> Saturday 7:30 - 10:00 PM (During Praises)
Fr. James
-> Monday from 9:00 PM by appointment only
     Set the appointment online https://calendly.com/frjames or call Fr. James for an urgent matter.
-> Saturday 7:30 - 10:00 PM (During Praises) - CANCELED

+ Bible Studies:
-> Arabic (by Fr. Younan) - Monday 7:30- 9:00 PM - in Main Sanctuary
-> English (by Fr. James) - Monday 7:30 - 9:00 PM - in CYC
-> Katy Bible Study - Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church - 6035 South Fry Rd, Katy TX 77450)

St. George Church in Katy
+ Liturgy will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month
+ Next Liturgy is on Saturday, November 10th
+ When: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
+ Address: Faith West Academy 24302 Katex Blvd Katy, TX 77493

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
+ Middle School MCP for the month of November is scheduled for Nov. 2-4. Online registration is open.
+ Elementary School MCP for the month of November is scheduled for Nov. 9-11. Registration will open Wed. 10/17 at 8:00 PM.
+ High School MCP for the month of November is scheduled for Nov. 16-18. Registration will open Wed. 10/17 at 8:00 PM.

Church Choir
+ Registration is open for High School freshmen
+ Deadline is October 31
+ To register please contact Paulina Sorial

Boys High School Convention
+ When: December 21-24 (Friday to Monday)
+ Where: St. Stephen’s Retreat Center , Titusville, Florida
+ Theme: Power of Choice and Success
+ Cost: $100/person using church bus

Other Meetings/Announcements
+ Weekly Prayer Meeting Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Anthony's Chapel.
+ The Beautiful Dove (Ladies’ Meeting) is this Friday 10/19 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM in the CYC. Fr. Younan William is the guest speaker.
+ Arabic Bible Contest available in church bookstore for the Holy Book of Tobit.

Weekly Church Announcements
+ Detailed church weekly announcements are posted at http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/content/docs/weekly-announcements-1

Diocese Programs & Events
+ The Diocese's Weekly Newsletter is posted at http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/content/docs/sus-diocese-weekly-newslett...
+ HG Bishop Youssef's Official Personal Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Bishop-Youssef-769541283139884/
+ HG Bishop Youssef's Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BishopYoussef
+ Please visit the Diocese's Website for more information on all programs and events at http://suscopts.org.

The Vineyard Project
+ As the church recognizes the challenges facing our children and the growing need for them to be more occupied with church activities, a new project is planned by St. Mary’s. 
+ The church made the downpayment to acquire a 50 acres ranch in Hempstead to build its own retreat, the Vineyard, to better serve the new generations. Donation for the project can be given by checks to St. Mary’s with a note “The Vineyard”.

Egypt 12% Project
In an effort to help our mother church in Egypt, our church is proposing a completely voluntary and optional 2% (or more) monthly income donation to be devoted to help our brothers and sisters in Egypt who are in need. This donation is indeed to be an additional offering over and above our 10% tithe and will be one of the suffering churches in Egypt. If you wish to participate in the blessing of this service, kindly give your checks (or cash) to Fr. Younan of F, James directly.

Service Schedule
When in doubt, the Service Schedule is kept updated on the left side of the website under "At St. Mary's" heading.

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