Rev. Fr. Gary Kyriacou

2018 St. Demetrios Parish Council

Joanne Mirras Knauss - President

Ted Sidiropoulos - Vice President

Patrice Wheeler - Secretary

Nick Mirras - Co-Treasurer

Chris Pulos - Co-Treasurer

Bo Halamandaris

Cally Pantages

Jenny Nelson

Linda Peters

Lynn Mikelatos

Mandee Sanderson

St. Demetrios Philoptochos Irini Chapter Board Members

Pam Gonzalez - President

Susan Valle - 1st Vice Pres

Nancy Jassak - 2nd Vice Pres

Deb Greanias - Recording Secretary

Nathalie Habbash - Corresponding Secretary

Cally Pantages - Assistant Corresponding Secretary

Monique Joannou - Treasurer

Mary Freeth - Asst Treasurer

Martha Poulos - Advisor

Jody Brown - Member

Lisa Hartley - Member

Danka Schmidt - Member


Agape Building Campaign Committee

George Joannou - Chairman

Sandra Arline

Minos Athanasiades

Mary Freeth


Office Staff

Candice Schaefer - Administrative

Ingrid Poehler - Parish Bookkeeper



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Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

More than a Fan


I know you won’t believe me, but I really didn’t want to go to the Dodger game. When I was up visiting my brother in Seattle he had tickets to the Seattle Mariners vs. the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Peter bought the tickets at the beginning of the season and was not anticipating his illness when he made the purchase. As he was working through his physical therapy he looked at me and said, “you gotta go. It’s meant to be. Take Fr. Photios and have fun.” How could I have fun I thought? I was troubled by his ailment. Finally, after lots of persuading from my mom, and then confirmation by my dad, I considered leaving the hospital for the game. In a call with Christie she agreed that it would provide a good distraction for what we were all experiencing. Fr. Photios picked me up and we went to the game.


I was amazed as we approached the ballpark. It was a festive atmosphere and felt as if we were part of a parade. Hordes of people marching toward the stadium for what was the city’s major event that evening. Vendors selling peanuts and hot dogs in the streets. Kids walking with balloons and cotton candy in hand. There was even a guy dressed as Mr. Incredible giving people rides in a carriage he pulled with his bicycle. There was something very odd about this crowd though. Most of the people sauntering this parade were Dodger fans.


Dodger blue reigned. They were waving Dodger flags, chanting, “Let’s Go Dodgers,” and wearing jerseys of their favorite players. Fr. Photios, wearing a Seattle Mariners jersey, accidentally bumped into massive guy wearing Dodger gear. As Father apologized the guy said...


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