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

The week of Monday April 12th

Divine Liturgies Schedule
  Main Sanctuary:
  -> Tuesday    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  -> Wednesday    4:00 - 6:30 PM
  -> Friday    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  -> Saturday    8:00 - 10:15 AM
  -> Sunday (First Liturgy)    5:45 - 8:00 AM
  -> Sunday (Second Liturgy)    8:15 - 10:45 AM

Vespers & Midnight Prayers
+ Vesper Praises and Vespers: Saturday 6:00 - 7:30 PM
+ Midnight Prayers and Praises: Saturday 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Church Service Guidelines:
Although registration is not required to attend church services and liturgies, we must continue to observe the appropriate precautions that we are accustomed to. Kindly observe the following:
  + Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask during all services. Toddlers and infants are exempt from doing so.
  + The continued use of the sanitization stations is highly encouraged upon entry, after using the restroom, and as often as you deem necessary.
  + Maintain social distancing.
  + Women are still required to bring their own head covering.
  + Handkerchiefs will not be distributed during Holy Communion.
  + As a reminder, anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or has been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, is required to quarantine as advised by your physician.

Confessions
Fr. Younan
-> Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday by appointment only
    No appointment needed for Saturday's confessions
    Set the appointment online https://fryounan.youcanbook.me, or call/text 409-292-7139.
Fr. James
-> Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday by appointment only
    Set the appointment online http://confessions.frjames.org, or contact Fr. James by email.

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 - Online Zoom Session

Other Meetings/Announcements
+ Weekly Prayer Meeting Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in St. Anthony Chapel.
+ Servant's preparation class Friday from 6:30:00 - 8:00 PM in the Portable Building - 8th Grd Classroom

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
+ Please refer to the announcement emails.

Sunday school Schedule
+ Sunday school re-opening (2nd Phase) URL: http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/files/Sunday%20school%20reopening%202nd%...

Diocese Programs & Events
+ Saint Mary & Archangel Michael Church is a part of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States under the auspice of His Grace Bishop Youssef.
+ His Grace Bishop Youssef teachings website: http://suscopts.org/diocese/bishop/
+ The Diocese's Weekly Newsletter is posted at https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspxresid=AF42A06CD4FD5E59!497&ithint=file%2cpptx&authkey=!ALtAQAMzSpRxCMY
+ 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 refer to the 3 options on the Donate Online page http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/content/donate-here.

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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