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 November 12th

Schedule Changes, Additions, & Cancellations
+ Divine Liturgies
  St. Anthony Chapel:
  -> None
  Main Sanctuary:
  -> Wednesday    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  -> Friday    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  -> Saturday    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  -> Sunday    7:45 AM- 11:30 AM

+ 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.

+ Pre-Servants' Meeting is canceled this Saturday.
+ All ABC sports activities are canceled until the week of Dec. 10th.

+ 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)

+ 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 7:30 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 Saturday, December 8 th
+ When: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
+ Address: Faith West Academy 24302 Katex Blvd Katy, TX 77493

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
+ High School MCP is this weekend. Participants should gather at the CYC this Friday 11/16 at 6:00 PM. Remember to bring bed sheets, pillow case, towel, and toiletry.

Texas Middle School Winter Camp
+ Dates: January 2 – 5
+ Location: CYJ Retreat Center-Wimberley, TX
+ Fees: $160 (Camp) + $20 (Bus)
+ Registration Dates: Nov. 4th (8:00 PM) – Dec. 2nd
+ Registration: on Church Website

High School Convention
+ Boys: December 21-24 (Friday to Monday)
+ Girls: Dec 26-29 (Wed to Saturday)
+ Where: St. Stephen’s Retreat Center , Titusville, Florida
+ Church Bus Cost: $100/person
+ Bus Registration: Open now on church website (Event Registration in upper right)

Other Meetings/Announcements
+ Weekly Prayer Meeting Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Anthony's Chapel.
+ Simon the Elder spiritual week from Monday 11/12 to Friday 11/16. See announcement slide for details.
+ Adam and Eve family day this Saturday 11/17. See announcement slide for details.
+ 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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