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The Mission and establishment of a Melkite Catholic Church in Delray Beach will allow the St. Nicholas community to achieve its goal as a religious entity to serve its children, youth, adults and senior parishioners by attending not only to their spiritual needs, but also to their social and educational needs.
Services are held in the main Church:
Sunday Morning services are at 11:00 AM.
Any additional services will be announced on our notice board and on our website.
Abouna Gaby's Weekly Message
Dear Parishioners & Friends
We are excited to announce that the church is ready for the reopening!
Father Gabriel and the committee put a great plan together for the safety of all.
The church building in its entirety was sanitized and disinfected yesterday by a professional company.
All pews have signs indicating the six feet distancing seating.
Please make sure when you enter the church to have a face mask on and gloves.
There will be no books or bulletins available in addition to many other measures following the guidelines of the diocese.
We will not have social gathering following the Liturgy.
Potentials From Within ©
“As living musicians in the orchestra of life, we have at our fingertips millions of keys, but because we have been conditioned to a sense of limitation, we play only a few of them.” (Jean Houston) Potential comes from the root words "potency" and " potent" and refers to all of the things
we can be successful at if we develop and use our gifts, talents and natural abilities. The dictionary defines Potential: Capable of being or becoming.
Jesus sees the person’s potentials by calling him/her: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:18-19). Jesus focuses on the Potential to accomplish what is within our ability, resources and strengths. He is not looking at past failures; He is not looking at our excuses; He is seeing the power from within of our “Becoming”. His call is a call of light, awakening and trans- formation. “I am the Light of the world. Anyone who follows me does not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
Everyone has potentials; God has placed within us seeds of greatness to be cultivated. but everyone's potential is different. You not only have career potential, but the potential to be great in love and relationships, and to live a vibrant healthy life. Your potential- your ability to progress successfully through life, is based on your perception of yourself, your dreams and talents. It changes as you uncover and discover new aspects of yourself. Potential lies in the art of always Becoming.
What restricts our growth and attempt to achieve our potentials is simply the fear of failure. This fear only works to hold us back and places our focus on our limitations versus our possibilities and our inner resources. Focusing on what we lack only holds us stuck and does not allow us to flourish in our true capabilities and potentialities.
You may have heard... “You have a lot of potential; you are wasting your potentials.” Potential is the power of the spirit within us to be the best of who we can be! We have been given inner resources as in today’s Gospel “from within him there shall flow rivers of living water”. (John 7:38).
For your convenience, please click on the link below for the Readings & the explanation of the Icon of the Feast of the Descent of the Holy Spirit:
Wishing you a blessed week.