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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

Christ-Centered Parish


I learn a lot of interesting things at committee meetings. At one meeting, when discussing the newsletter of our parish, The Myrrh-Bearer, someone frankly said, “Nobody reads that.” That person is either right or wrong depending on how much further you go into this message. At our most recent Parish Council meeting, a parish council member, politely, combined the conversation about healthy church finances with the status of our relationship with Christ.

It wasn’t me, I wasn’t preaching, it was one of YOUR ELECTED OFFICERS, that was sharing this thought. I was mesmerized by his conviction; I looked around at the other members and they were too! The Holy Spirit was present. His inspiration moved us to take the conversation about Parish financial health to a new level.

“Every year we consider ways to raise money. What fundraisers can we hold? How will we meet our obligation to the Metropolis and Archdiocese? How can we motivate better giving? Instead,” he went on, “How can we serve Christ? How can we instill a deep love for Jesus, in every member, young and old, so that our Parish becomes financially healthy and shows greater concern for how Christ-Centered we are as a group?”

It was refreshing to hear a leader of our community express these thoughts. I have offered them in the past, but it is cliché for the priest to say it, because I’m supposed to. A group begins to reexamine the metric for success when a respected member of the Parish Council looks intently at his peers and says, “Are you concerned for your salvation?” If we look at our challenges through the lens of salvation, that is, how what we do will enhance our relationship with Christ, a new perspective is born.

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