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.


Week of October 21st

Schedule Changes, Additions, & Cancellations
+ Divine Liturgies
  St. Anthony Chapel:
  -> Thursday    5:00 - 7:00 AM
  Main Sanctuary:
  -> Wednesday    9:00 - 11:00 AM
  -> Saturday    8:00 - 10:00 AM
  -> Sunday    7:45 AM- 11:15 PM

+ Vesper Praises and Vespers Saturday 6:00 - 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, and Thursday by appointment only
     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 and Thursday 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)

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

St. George Church in Katy
+ Second & Fourth Saturday of each month
+ Next Liturgies: Saturday, October 26th
+ Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
+ Address: Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church - 6035 South Fry Rd, Katy TX 77450

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
+ Pre-K to 1st Grade MCP is this Saturday 10/26 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
+ High School MCP for the month of November is scheduled for Nov. 1-3. Registration is open until Wed. 10/23.

+ Choir meets on Sundays 2:30-4:00 PM.

Other Meetings/Announcements
+ Weekly Prayer Meeting Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Cry Room (Main Church).
+ Servant's preparation class Friday from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Portable Building - 8th Grd Classroom.
+ Adam and Eve married couples meeting is this Friday 10/25 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the CYC. Speaker: Fr. James Gendi
+ High School Boys winter conference Dec. 21-24 at St. Stephen's retreat center. Registration opens 10/20. See the announcement slide for details.
+ The Cana of Galilee (Newcomers) meeting is scheduled for Friday 11/01 from 8:00 - 10:00 PM in St. Anthony’s Chapel. Subject: How new immigrants see and adapt to the new culture. Speaker: Dr. Nabil Gerges
+ St. Peter & St. Paul (Men’s Meeting) outing this Saturday Oct. 26th. See the announcement slide for details.
+ Simon The Elder (Seniors') spiritual week Nov. 11-15 in the CYC. Registration fees $50. Registration ends on 10/27.
+ King's Trail High School Camping Trip will be on November 25th and 26th - Place: Mckinney Falls State Park - Price: $20 - Registration is open.

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/files/SUS%20COPTIC%20Diocese%20Weekly%20...
+ 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.

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 for 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 Fr. 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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