Weekly Bulletin - Our Lady of Victory

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Sunday of the Righteous and Just
February 1, 2015
Jan 31
4:00 PM
For the soul of Theresa Ceryak
For the soul of Jude Yimin
Feb 1
8:30 AM
For the soul of Rosie George
11:00 AM
(Saidé Thomas)
Anniversary remembrance for Tony & Masoud Barack
Feb 2
7:00 PM
Feb 3
12:00 PM
For the soul of Joseph Eassie
Feb 4
12:00 PM
For the deceased of the Hilda Zaiden Family
Feb 5
12:00 AM
For the soul of Thomas Connolly
Feb 6
12:00 AM
For the deceased of the Thomas & Sarkis Families
Feb 7
4:00 PM
Birthday Remembrance for Mary Schrello
Feb 8
8:30 AM
For the soul of Anthony & Edna Joseph
11:00 AM
For the soul of Amerigo Cipollone
(Leslie Cipollone)
(Saidé Thomas)
For the soul of Michel Saadé
(Hilda Zaiden)
(M/ M Richard Kail)
(Frank Mecca)
Altar Bread & Wine
In loving memory of Tony Barack & the deceased members
of the Barack Family.
Sanctuary Lamps
No offerings or intentions have been requested.
Weekly Offering
Weekend of January 25th
(Najib & Maria Kassouf)
$ 1,193.00
Yearly Budget
Year to Date (including envelopes received by mail)
Debt Reduction
Debt Reduction to Date
$ 10,470.00
Budget to make up
Thought of the Week
When we yield to discouragement or despair it
is usually because we give too much thought to
the past and to the future.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Eucharistic Adoration
"To visit the Blessed Sacrament is . . . a proof of gratitude, an
expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ our
Lord ”
When was the last time you visited Jesus Christ in the Holy
Eucharist!!! Come Visit on Tuesdays from 12 PM to 5PM
January 31 - February 1
Heb 12: 18 - 24
Mt 25: 31 - 46
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
11:00 AM
Mary Ann McGoun
Larry Joseph
Joelle Farah
February 7 - 8
1 Thes 5: 1 - 11
Lk 16: 19 - 31
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
11:00 AM
Sabah Bousamra
Michael Magnotti
Therezia Alchoufete
Our deepest condolences to:
 The family of Jude Yimin for their loss.
 Mary Malayil for the loss of her mother, Rosie
Through the mercy of God, may their souls rest in
MCF (Maronite Christian Formation)
Classes are Sundays at 9:30 am.
Please Remember Our Lady of Victory Church in your will
Month of February
Pastoral Council: Every 1st Tue. of the month.
Next meeting: February 3 at 7:00 pm.
MYO Meeting: Sunday Feb. 8 following the
11:00 am liturgy.
Men’s Group: Every 2nd Tue. of the month. Next
meeting: February 10 at 7:00 pm.
Annual St. Maron Hafli
Our 8th annual St. Maron Hafli:
Place: Le Mont restaurant.
Date: Saturday, Februaruy 7, 2015.
Tony Mikhael and his band will be performing. Come
and enjoy a Lebanese atmosphere mixed with the
marvelous view of downtown Pittsburgh.
Tickets: $70 for adults - $ 50 for students - $40 for
children under 12.
Please purchase your tickets early so you can reserve
your table.
For tickets or more information, please call:
Our Lady of Victory Church: (412) - 278 - 0841.
Marwan and Mary Sadaka: (412) - 531 - 4459.
Regional Youth Retreat
The MYO will be having their Regional Youth
Retreat on Friday, Feb 13 - Sunday, February 15,
2015 at St. Rafka Maronite Church, Livonia, Ml.
Please keep them in your prayers.
OLOV Online Presence
Please note the new changes & additions to our
church’s website & email addresses:
- New website address: www.olovpittsburgh.org
- New email addresses:
 Fr. Rodolph Wakim: [email protected]
 Adib Mady: [email protected]
 Anne Ayoob: [email protected]
 Mary Romah: [email protected]
40 Days for Life
It’s a peaceful prayer vigil in front of Planned
Parenthood on 933 Liberty Ave in Pittsburgh.
Starting Feb. 18th till March 29th everyday from
7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Our church will participate in
the first 2 hours (Feb. 18 from 7:00 am to 9:00
am) and last 2 hours (March 29 from 5:00 pm to
7:00 pm). Please come and join us in prayer for
the sanctity of life.
$10,000 Matching Grant to OLOV Church
We have good news! With the help of our
Bishop, Gregory Mansour, we are fortunate to
have received a matching grant from the Catholic
Extension Society of $10,000. The conditions of
the grant are that our church members must raise
$20,000 by the 1st of April. While few of our
parishioners have already contributed a little over
$2,000, we still need to raise around $18,000.
I thank you for all your kindness, generosity and
support. May the Lord continue to bless our
church and each one of you with His abundant
Father Rodolph Wakim
Update on New Church Building Project
The architectural design is complete and the selection
of a contractor is in its final stages based on the 3 bids
received. We have raised over $400,000 but much
more is needed to complete this vital project. The
committee is now working diligently on fundraising
and seeking a bank loan. Please join this effort by
becoming a committee member or giving of your time,
talent and financial support to build our church and
community. As the saying goes, “It Takes a Village”.
Please Keep In Your Prayers
Our Parishioners, relatives and friends who are
ill, homebound or recently underwent surgery:
Norma Lindenfelder, Maxine Schoen, Connie
Theresa Crawford, Eugene Kail,
Joseph Samraney, Carol DeSando, Grace
Kocaya, Laura Kail, Geri Papalia, Maha Basil,
Liz Mowod, Sr. Tulia, Michael Rattie, Aneesa Ferris,
Nina Kovanis, John Mucha, Diana Kuzma, Marilyn
Torchia, Chuck Borik, Alicia Hruby, Mary Ann Hazo
& Philip Romah.
Scripture Verse of the Week
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him, he will sit upon
his glorious throne, and all the nations will be
assembled before him. And he will separate
them one from another, as a shepherd
separates the sheep from the goats.”
Mt 25: 31 - 46