Address: Mother of God Community
20501 Goshen Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
FROM THE (RETIRING) DIRECTOR’S DESK:
WELCOME, FR. ROY, OUR NEW PASTOR:
THANK GOD. The OLPH Syro-Malabar Community of Greater Washington has been
Blessed by God with a new Director/ Pastor: Rev. Fr. Roy Varkey Moolechalil. Hearty Welcome, Fr. Roy. You are the Special Christmas and New Year Gift of God for this Community. The Lord was pleased to choose you to execute HIS Dream of a Church for this Community. May the Lord lead you by the hand and may He fill us with His grace to follow your lead towards our Church.
As the retiring Director of the Mission, I consider it my sacred duty and privilege to welcome and introduce Fr. Roy Moolechalil as our new Director / Pastor.
It is with a joyful and grateful heart that I bid you farewell. You have always been a source of support and inspiration for me. With great enthusiasm and hard work, we overcame all inconveniences and other issues could not stand in the way of our achievements of securing a piece of prime property for the church. My hope and prayer: “Lord, make your dwelling in our midst and bless us that we be able to work together for a church on Zion Road Property.”
“There is an appointed time for everything, There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). The appointed time for me to bid farewell is now. Read More...
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Mother of Perpetual help,
thou art the dispenser of every grace that God grants us in our misery.
For this reason He hast made thee so powerful, so rich,
and so kind that thou might help us in our needs.
Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come to thee. Come to my aid for I commend myself to thee.
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul.
Count me among thy most faithful servants. Take me under thy protection; that is enough for me.
If thou doth protect me, I shall fear nothing: not my sins, because thou wilt obtain for me their pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, because thou art mightier than all the powers of Hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, because He is appeased by a single prayer of thine.
I fear only that through my own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so lose my soul. My dear Lady, obtainest for me the forgiveness of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance, and the grace to have recourse to thee at all times, Mother of Perpetual Help.
(3 Hail Marys)
MONTHLY PRAYER AT CHURCH-SITE - ZION ROAD
COMBINED NOVENAS OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP (OLPH) & ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
NINE CONSECUTIVE LAST SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH..
FIRST DAY OF NOVENA: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM
THE NEW OLPH CHURCH SITE,
20533 ZION ROAD,
GAITHERSBURG, MD 20882
MONTHLY PRAYER SESSION will be held on the LAST SATURDAY of every month.
ALL are welcome to join.
Your presence and participation will be very supportive and encouraging.
Fr. Mathew Punchayil
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St. Bernard on Mary's Intercession
"In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary.
Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart.
And that you may more surely obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps.
With her for guide, you shall never go astray;
while invoking her, you shall never lose heart;
so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception;
while she holds your hand, you cannot fall;
under her protection you have nothing to fear;
if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary;
if she shows you favot.,"You shall reach the goal"