21:June

KVTA 1590 Radio Interview with Fr Gary


Radio Interview

24:June

Ventura County Greek Festival Radio Ad


Ventura County Greek Festival Promotion


To help spread the word about the Festival we are asking all Facebook users to Invite, Share and RSVP for the Festival.


Facebook SharingTo invite people to the Ventura County Greek Festival:
1. Go to the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1612012372450514/)
2. Click Invite in the top right, below the event photo
3. Click on Choose Friends & then Search for and select friends to invite and then click Send Invites


To Share the Ventura County Greek Festival:
1. Go to the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1612012372450514/)
2. Clicking Invite as you did above, then click on Share Event


To RSVP for the Ventura County Greek Festival:
1. Go to the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1612012372450514/)
2. Click Interested or Going in the top right, below the event photo. When you choose Interested, you'll get updates on the event and have the option to change your RSVP later.


To “Like” the Ventura County Greek Festival Facebook Page:
1. Go to the Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/vcgreekfestival/)
2. Click Like on the cover photo

1:MAY

Annual Agape Picnic


Χριστός ἀνέστη! - Christos Anesti (Christ is Risen!)
Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! - Alithos Anesti (Truly He is Risen!)


There will be plenty of whole roasted Lamb & Chicken from the rotisserie, leg of Lamb from the BBQ, Rice, Beans, Green Beans, Potatoes, Salad, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sodas, Jumpers and an Egg Hunt for the kids. (Beer & Wine will be available for purchase)

Through Sunday, April 24th the cost is a donation of any amount you choose (our cost to put on the event is $25 per person). After 4/24, the entry fee will be $35 per adult. To RSVP complete & return the form below, use Pushpay Online or call the office at 805-482-1273 For more information or to offer help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 805-404-3873

Our picnic has been growing over the years and following are a few needs to ensure we have a successful event. If you're interested in helping in any capacity, email or call the church office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 805-404-3873).

  • Volunteers to help for two hour shifts on Easter day (serving, cooking, bar, drinks, checking in, music, cleaning, etc.).
  • Volunteers to help in the evening of Good Thursday in preparing the meats.
  • Donations needed for any of the menu items and/or products that will be used for the Agape Picnic.
RSVP Form

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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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