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Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop Meeting

ON MY HONOR, I WILL DO MY BEST TO DO MY DUTY TO GOD...


Boy Scouts:

St. Demetrios is a proud supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make moral and ethical choices over their lifetime. This group works to instill into them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. This group meets on Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm

Learn More About the St Demetrios Boy Scout Troop



Cub Scouts:
Our cub scouts join for adventure, fun and friendship. Scouting also builds character, fosters good citizenship and develops fitness disciplines. This group meets on Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm. Learn More About the St Demetrios Cub Scout Troop



Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Four in Three


Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books of the Bible. We find classic lines like, “To everything there is a season,” or “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!” Taken as a whole, the Book of Ecclesiastes is full of wonderful wisdom. During my time at the seminary, a beloved priest professor would encourage us to read the entire book from beginning to end whenever we felt overwhelmed with the pressures of life. This tool served me well as a student, and has become a valuable tool in my ministry to Christ’s Church. A Priest witnesses all the emotions of life. You rejoice at the birth of a child and you mourn with the passing of a loved one. Ecclesiastes verbalizes this sentiment well.


In the past three weeks, I have participated in four funerals. Four beloved individuals left this world in the hope of the resurrection. Two funerals were for 30 something year old’s and two funerals were for 80 something year old’s, yet their loved ones shed the equal number of tears at each of the funerals. All four individuals left behind the same thing, a lasting memory of the relationships developed. Their grieving loved ones mourn their physical losses.


In late February, we lost Kevin, a 33 year old loving husband, father of two, son and good friend. Kevin battled stage 4 oral cancer for 16 months before leaving this life. During his last days, as he prepared to die, he taught those around him how to live! His love for baseball inspired a road trip, with his father, to San Francisco to see his beloved Giants play, and the holidays gave him the opportunity to express his love for his family and friends as they showered him with their loving sentiments. I stood, in rapt amazement, watching his beautiful young wife, with her their two year old child in her arms, sharing cherished memories. She made us laugh and she made us cry, but she reminded us that our hope as Christians is in our Lord’s Resurrection.

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