Liturgy, Usher, Acolyte Schedule 

Sunday, November 6th Ushers John Gonzalez, Toula Thomas, and George Joannou Sunday, November 6th Acolyte Team One Captains: Alexander Farkas, Christopher Farkas Gavin Martinez, Harrison Kyriacou, & Cody McBryde Tuesday,

November 8th Liturgy of Archangels Michael & Gabriel Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Wednesday, November 9th Liturgy of St. Nectarios Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Monday, November 21st Entry of the Theotokos Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Wednesday, November 23rd Thanksgiving Liturgy at 7 pm Tuesday, November 30th Liturgy of St. Andrew the First Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am. Read More ..

Scheduled Weekly Events:

Sunday: Fall General Assembly after church      

Monday: Parea Dancers Meet in hall 7 pm; Parish Council Meeting at 7 pm in church Tuesday: VIP Thanksgiving Lunch at noon

Wednesday: Boy Scout Troop 808 meets 6:30

Sunday: Spanikopita & Tyropita Pick-up. Read More ..

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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