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 July 27th

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

+ Confessions:
Fr. Younan
-> Tuesday By Appointment Only (Office) - CANCELED
-> Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 PM (Cry Room)
Fr. James
-> Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00 PM (Office) - CANCELED
-> Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 PM (Cry Room) - CANCELED

+ Bible Studies:
-> English - Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 PM (St. Anthony’s Portable Building) - CANCELED
-> Arabic - CANCELED
-> Katy Bible Study - Thursday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church - 6035 South Fry Rd, Katy TX 77450)

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
+ None.

Other Meetings
+ Adam & Eve Married Couples’ Meeting is this Friday July 31st from 7:00 - 9:30 PM in the CYC.

Texas Middle School Summer Camp
+ Dates: August 16-18
+ Location: Riverbend Retreat Center (Glen Rose, TX)
+ Registration: On diocese website (www.suscopts.org)

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

Diocese Programs & Events
+ Diocese Weekly Newsletter is posted at http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/content/docs/diocese-weekly-newsletter.
+ Please visit the Diocese Website for more information on all programs and events http://suscopts.org.

Global Coptic Youth Survey
+ For the first time in our history, the Coptic Orthodox Church is conducting an anonymous global multilingual survey of Coptic youth regarding "What do the youth seek from the church?" as directed by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and conducted by the Office of His Holiness. This survey is now available on CopticWorld and will remain accessible for 30 days. The results will be analyzed and sent back to church leaders for further study. This survey can be taken by youth or a family member or friend on behalf of youth.
+ To create an account on CopticWorld click on https://www.copticworld.org/account/signup/
+ Survey URL: https://www.copticworld.org/account/login/?next=/survey/

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 brethren in Egypt who are suffering from persecution. This donation is intended to be an additional offering over and above our 10% tithe and will be collected separately and sent each month to 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 or 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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