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 January 21st

Schedule Changes, Additions, & Cancellations
+ Divine Liturgies
  St. Anthony Chapel:
  -> Monday    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Feast of Cana of Galilee)
  -> Friday    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - CANCELED
  Main Sanctuary:
  -> Wednesday    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 6:00 - 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 Wednesday 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 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
+ Second & Fourth Saturday of each month
+ Next Liturgy: This Saturday, January 26th
+ Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
+ New Address: Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church - 6035 South Fry Rd, Katy TX 77450

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
+ Pre-K to 1st Grade MCP is this Saturday 01/26 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
+ Elementary school MCP for the month of February is scheduled for Feb 08 - 10. Registration is open until 1/30 at 8:00 pm.
+ Middle school MCP for the month of February is scheduled for Feb 15 -17. Registration is open until 01/20.

St. Stephen Chorus
+ Materials for test may be found at: http://www.saintmaryhouston.org/ content/st-stephen-chorus.
+ Anyone wishing to become a member, should speak with Fr. James.
+ Test on Friday, February 1st at 8:00 pm

Other Meetings/Announcements
+ Weekly Prayer Meeting Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Anthony's Chapel.
+ Simon The Elder (Seniors') meeting is Thursday 01/24 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the CYC. Speaker: Fr. Athanasius Kaldas.
+ The Beautiful Dove (Ladies’ Meeting) is this Friday 01/25 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM in the CYC.
+ St. Peter & St. Paul (Men’s Meeting) camp. See announcement for details.
+ Chemistry & Physics tutoring classes are available for school students. See announcement slide for details.

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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