Weekly Announcements – 08/27/2017

    1. Parish OVBS – We had our parish OVBS yesterday. We had close to 60 children participate. Special thanks to all the volunteers, teachers and parents, especially the children who spent the entire day at the church.  Please see the slide show presentation on YouTube https://youtu.be/3VRP4vxC4xI
  1. Weekly Fasting Prayer – Our weekly fasting prayer will be held this Friday from 10am – 12pm at the parish. Rides can be arranged for those who need them.
  2. Holy Qurbana – Two days during the week we will be having Holy Qurbana. September 7th Thursday evening at 6:30pm for the Birth of St. Mary, the Mother of God. Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30pm for the Feast of the Holy Cross. Kindly make arrangements to attend.
  3. MGOCSM Blood Drive – The youth has organized a blood drive in association with the Red Cross that will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 11am to 4pm at the parish. For anyone interested in donating blood please contact Vineeth Varghese or Danniya Samuel at your earliest.
  4. MGOCSM Charity Drive – The youth will be hosting 2 charity drives for the month of September.
    • The first is for the Jamaica Women’s Shelter. They will be collecting toiletries, cleaning supplies, and household items.
    • The second is a children’s shoe drive for pediatric psych patients at Nassau university medical center. Please see the flyer posted on the downstairs bulletin board for details.
  5. Area Level Sunday School Competition – The Area Level Sunday School talent competition will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at St. Mary’s West Sayville church. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help run the event please contact Danniya Samuel.
  6. MMVS Annual Conference  Our annual conference is on Oct.14th Saturday at the Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center. Anyone interested to go for the conference please contact the MMVS secretary or trustee. There is a fee of $35 for the bus and needs to be collected as early as possible.
  7. AmazonSmile – Do you shop on Amazon? If yes, it is easy to support our parish with each purchase via AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a small portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.  A few minutes to set up is all it takes.  Please click the link below to select our parish to support with your Amazon purchase. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3077671
  8. Recent Graduates – Please give the names of all recent graduates (August 2016-June 2017) to the Secretary.