Week of April 15th

Schedule Changes, Additions, & Cancellations
+ Divine Liturgies
  St. Anthony Chapel:
  -> None
  Main Sanctuary:
  -> Wednesday    4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  -> Friday    9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (Last Friday of Fast)
  -> Saturday    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Lazarus Saturday)
  -> Sunday    7:00 AM- 1:00 PM (Hosanna Sunday)

+ 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.

+ Hymns classes this Friday are all canceled.
+ Servant's preparation and Children of Light classes are canceled on Saturday.
+ Sunday's ABC Sports activities are canceled.

+ 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: Saturday, April 20th
+ Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
+ Address: Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church - 6035 South Fry Rd, Katy TX 77450

Coptic Youth Center (CYC)
+ Simon The Elder (Seniors') meeting is Thursday 4/18 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the CYC. Speaker: Fr. Bernaba Elkes Augustinos.
+ Pre-K to 1st Grade MCP is this Saturday 4/20 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Other Meetings/Announcements
+ Weekly Prayer Meeting Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Cry Room (Main Church) - CANCELED.

Upcoming Events
+ Kids Camp (Current 3-5th grade): June 3-6 at Three Mountain Retreat, Clifton, TX. Registration opens 4/29 until 5/13.
+ Middle School Camp: June 4-7 in CYC
+ Hymns Retreat: June 11-14 in CYC
+ Bible Quest: July 15-19 in CYC

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_dRsoEKvg2olu1BXcl6CvWrd
+ 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.