Dean Valle Eagle Scout Project

Our very own Dean Valle is working on an Eagle Scout project and beautifying St. Demetrios is his project! To accomplish this worthy goal he's asking for help.

Volunteers Needed - November 21, 27, 28 at 8am

Lunch is provided

Bring tools (shovels, rakes, gloves, trimmers)

Meet behind the Cross to pull weeds and dead plants, plant new plants and trim overgrown weeds.

Donations for new plants greatly appreciated.

Dean's Project:

Trim overgrown plants, spread bark and replace dead plants plus add some new ones.

Any money donated for the purchase of plants would be greatly appreciated.

He'll take the money at any time between now and during the weekend---he's collected about $400 bucks or so; but his budget is about $1000.

Your muscles (physical and financially) are very much appreciated!!!

You can use this event to work off some of that Thanksgiving "fluffiness" that is acquired during the holiday...

More Info on the St Demetrios Boy Scouts

Philoptochos Holiday Bake Sale

If you enjoyed the pastries at our festival, here is your opportunity to pre-order some for Holiday entertaining, to give as gifts, or just for your own enjoyment. Try our spanakopita rolls and tamales as well. Proceeds from our fundraiser support Ventura County Charities.

Please Place Orders by Sunday, November 29, 2015
Order Form

5:NOV

AHEPA Movie Night

Thursday, November 5th - St. Demetrios will be featuring the award winning documentary “AGORA—The Greek Financial Crisis” upstairs in the Assembly Hall at 7 pm. A love offering will be taken and will be donated to the Elpis hospital in Greece. Coffee and dessert will be served. Please contact Frank Gankas at 805-985-263 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

Watch the Trailer below

AGORA - From Democracy to the Market [Trailer] from Small Planet Productions on Vimeo.

12:DEC

Hollywood Greek Night and Christmas Party

Join us for our Hollywood Greek Night and Christmas Party to benefit the St. Demetrios dance program. Dancing, dinner, red carpet photos, and more! Buy your tickets from Oliva at 805-377-8916!


Hollywood Greek Night and Christmas Party:
YOU’RE INVITED

St. Demetrios
Saturday, December 12.
6:00 pm

Dancing, Dinner, Raffle, Auction, Red Carpet Photos, and lots of fun!


Proceeds will benefit the Dance Groups of our Parish.
Tickets are $25 Adults/$15 Kids 10 and under.
Beer and wine $5


Please contact Oliva 805-377-8916
To buy your tickets or for more information.

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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