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OUR LADY OF LEBANON PARISH - TORONTO

Maronite Catholic Church. Served by the Antonine Maronite Order
Pastor : Fr. Maroun Abou Jaoude OAM Associate Pastor : Fr. Youssef Chedid OAM

January 13th, 2013 - First Sunday of Epiphany
Mass Intention
Sunday Jan 13th,
12:30 pm One week memorial mass for the late Rosy Ghosn offered by Ghada and Raymond Sadaka and family.

Sunday Jan 20th,
WEDDING BANNS

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Roy Moufawad & Doreen Askandar

CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes to: - Mr. & Mrs. Joseph and Gloria Abi-Chedid on the baptism of their son Giovanni Joseph on Dec 23rd, 2012 - Mr. & Mrs of Edward and Carolyn Saab on the babtism of their daughter Grace Olympia Cecilia on Dec 30th, 2012 - Mr. & Mrs. Keven and Marian Chalhoub on the baptism of their son Marques Charbel on Jan 6th, 2013 - Mr. & Mrs. Gus and Rana Lacuesta on the baptism of their daughter Isabelle Mary on Jan 12th, 2013 May the Lord bless your little angels and Our Lady of Lebanon protect them.

12:30 pm - One year memorial mass for the late Antoun Seif offered by by his wife Rosa Younan Seif and her children Youssef, Farid, Simon, Anwar and their families. - Memorial mass for the late Francis Dagher and his daughter Ebtissam offered by his wife Saydeh Dagher And her chidren. - 2 Weeks memorial mass for the late Geryes Khalil Dagher offered by his brothers: Michael, Elias, Boulos, Nehme Dagher and his siters Samira Dagher and Janet Nader and their families.

2264 Blackbird Crt. Oakville ON L6M 5E6

Our Lady of Lebanon First Communion classes
We are meeting every Saturday for Catechism and First Communion preparation beginning Saturday Feb. 2nd, 2013 from 4 to 6pm. For registration please contact the office of the parish. Valentine’s Party 2013 at La Grill Restaurant 7880 Keele St ( Keele and Hwy 7 ) Sat Feb 9th, 2013. Tickets 40$ For reservations please call Wissam 416.993.0547; or Marwan 416.460.9434

Congratulations: We congratulate the new Bishop Fr. Marwan Tabet, on his appointment by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, as Maronite Bishop of Canada.

MASS SCHEDULE

Saturdays at 6:30 pm; Sundays at 10:30 & 12:30 in OLOL church (1515 Queen St W, Toronto ON); Sunday at 7 pm in Holy Redeemer Church (796 Eyer Dr, Pickering ON). Our Lady of Lebanon Parish; 1515 Queen St. West; Toronto, ON, M6R 1A5; Tel: 416-534-7070; Fax: 416-530-4103; www.ourladyoflebanon.ca; office@ourladyoflebanon.ca; mjaoude1@hotmail.com; ololtoronto, @ololtoronto

CHURCH INCOME
Jan 6th , 2013 Total Collection 2014.00 Grand Total Total Donations 6844.00 4830.00

Please contact the Parish’s office to arrange for any sacrament of the Church.

Office hours
Monday, Wednesday: 3pm - 8 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am - 8 pm

Thank You for your generosity

Marriage
A marriage preparation course is necessary. Please call the Priest one year before the planned wedding date and before arranging the hall.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje & Rome
From April 28 to May 7, 2013 (9 days/8 nights) Total price $ 2900.00 For information and further inquiry please contact the church office. Brochures are available in the office The Patriarch’s Visit to Toronto In May 30th and 11th , 2012 Are now available in 3 DVD set at the price of $ 30.00 For more information please call 416.534.7070

Baptism
Please make an appointment one month in advance.

Ministry of the Sick
Inform the priest for assistance.

Confession
By appointment or before the Mass.

Saint Anthony the Great (251-356)

Born at Koman, near Memphis, Upper Eygypt, of well-to-do Christian parents, he distributed their inheritance on their death about 269, placed his sister in a convent, and in 272, became a hermit in a tomb in a cemetery near Koman. He lived a life of prayer, penance, and the strictest austerity, ate only bread and water once a day, and engaged in struggles with the devil and temptations that are legendary. About 285, in quest of greater solitude, he left this hermitage and took up residence in an old fort atop Mount Pispir (now Derel Memun), living in complete solitude and seeing no one, eating only what was thrown to him over the wall of the fort. After twenty years, in 305, he emerged to organize at Fayum the colony of ascetics that had grown around his retreat into a loosely organized monastery with a rule, though each monk lived in solitude except for worship. It was the first Christian monastery. In 311, at the height of Emperor Maximin’s persecution, he went to Alexandria to give encouragement to the Christians being persecuted there. He returned when the persecution subsided and organized another monastery at Pispir but again retired, this time to Mount Kolzim near the Red Sea, with a disciple, Macarius. About 355, Anthony again went to Alexandria to join those combating Arianism, working with his close friend St. Athanasius, whose Vita Antonii is the chief source of information about Anthony. On his return, he retired to a cave on Mount Kolzim, where he received visitors and dispensed advice until his death there on January 17.

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A reading from the second Letter of St. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians (2 Cor10:1-11) Your Blessing Father I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ--I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold to you when I am away!-- I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of acting in worldly fashion. For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle to the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. Look at what is before your eyes. If any one is confident that he is Christs, let him remind himself that as he is Christs, so are we. For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I shall not be put to shame. I would not seem to be frightening you with letters. For they say, His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account. Let such people understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present. Praise be to God always.

A reading from the Holy Gospel of the Lord according to Saint John ; (1:29-34) The next day he (John) saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me, for he was before me.' I myself did not know him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel." And John bore witness, "I saw the Spirit descend as a dove from heaven, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God." This is the truth, Peace be with you.

St. Anthony the Great – January 17th
Happy Feast Day to the Congregation of Order Antonin Maronite in Ontario Along with our best wishes to all named Antonios, Toni, Antoine, Anthony, Antoinette etc. 3