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 18th

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, November 23rd
+ Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
+ Address: Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church - 6035 South Fry Rd, Katy TX 77450

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
+ Middle School MCP for the month of December is scheduled of Dec. 6-7. Registration is open until 11/24.

SMAAM Choir
+ 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.
+ Simon The Elder (Seniors') group is organizing a lunch trip this Thursday 11/21. See announcement slide for details.
+ Thanksgiving Soccer Week for Middle/High School Boys and Girls. See announcement slide for details.
+ The Cana of Galilee (Newcomers) field trip to St. Mary & St. Moses Abbey​. Dec. 7-8. See announcement slide for details.

Winter Camps and Conventions
+ Winter Camp for elemantary (grade 3-5) on Dec. 27-29. Registration opens on Monday, Nov 18 at 6:00 pm on St. Mark’s website: http://saintmarkhouston.org/smh/events/elementary-winter-camp-2019.
+ High School Boys winter conference Dec. 21-24 at St. Stephen's retreat center. Registration opens 10/20. See the announcement slide for details.
+ WTL High School Girl winter conference Dec. 27-30 at St. Stephen's retreat center. Registration online http://wtlhsgirls.suscopts.org.
+ Texas Middle School Camp at CYJ Retreat Center - Wimberley, TX. Jan. 2-5. Registration Dates: 11/15 – 12/15.

Weekly Church Announcements
+ Detailed church weekly announcements are posted at http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/content/docs/weekly-announcements-1

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 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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