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 September 16th

Schedule Changes, Additions, & Cancellations
+ Divine Liturgies
  St. Anthony Chapel:
  -> Thursday    5:00 - 7:00 AM (CANCELED)
  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
     Set the appointment online https://fryounan.youcanbook.me, or call/text 409-292-7139.
-> Saturday 7:30 - 10:00 PM (NONE)
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 (CANCELED)
-> English (by Fr. James) - Monday 7:30 - 9:00 PM in College Classroom Sunday School bldg
-> Katy 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, September 28th
+ Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
+ Address: Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church - 6035 South Fry Rd, Katy TX 77450

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
+ Angels' Ministry MCP for the month of September is scheduled for Saturday, Sep. 21st in the CYC from 10:30 am to Noon.
+ Pre-K to 1st grade MCP for the month of September is scheduled for September 28th. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
+ Elementary School MCP for the month of October is scheduled for Oct. 11-12. Registration will open Wed. 09/25 at 8:00 PM.
+ Middle School MCP for the month of October is scheduled for Oct. 4-5. Registration will open Wed. 09/15 at 8:00 PM and closes on Wed. 9/25.

+ Choir meets on Sundays 2:30-4:00 pm.
+ Registration is open till the end of September for 8th graders and up. Contact: Paulina Sorial 713-515-2117

Other Meetings/Announcements
+ Weekly Prayer Meeting Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Cry Room (Main Church).
+ Meeting with Parents of the 2nd Graders will be on Sunday 9/22/2019 after the sermon in the Sunday School classrooms.
+ The Beautiful Dove (Ladies Meeting) CANCELED.
+ Servant's preparation class Saturday 5:30 - 7:00 PM in Sunday school Building - CANCELED.
+ Simon The Elder (Seniors') Bear Creek outing on Thursday, September 26th. See announcement slide for details.
+ Adam and Eve (Married Couples Meeting) on Friday, September 27th. See announcement slide for details.
+ King's Trail High School Camping Trip will be on November 25th and 26th - Place: Mckinney Falls State Park - Price: $20 - Registration opens on October 6th at 8:00 PM.

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 https://1drv.ms/p/s!Alle_dRsoEKvhwHeMIF9pyBa22WU
+ 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 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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