TO ALL THE MOTHERS IN OUR CHURCH a blessed day to you! Motherhood is a sacred vocation. Everyone needs the love and care of a mother. For anyone who has lost the love and support of a mother for any reason, God has you in mind. For every Christian has the Mother of God, our Panagia, as his or her shelter and beloved intercessor. She truly loves us and will not fail us as we draw near to her and seek her shelter and holy help. So, rejoice, mothers! She is our example and the very best mother for each of us. Enjoy this day set aside to honor the vocation of motherhood, for it is truly great! God bless you all.
CLEAN SLATES SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS TODAY (MOTHER’S DAY) Mrs. Flanzala has a special lesson planned. Students will craft their own Mother’s Day gift while learning about the “Hidden Garden” of each heart. See you then!
OUR SAYOKO MORI will be conducting a traditional Japanese tea ceremony to celebrate Mother’s Day today. The tea will be hosted on The Green Gem grounds beginning at 12:30PM. The event lasts an hour and the venue suggests a $10 donation per person. The Green Gem is located at 900 State Street in Bangor.
JUNIOR SUNDAY SCHOOL WILL CONCLUDE NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 21 Juniors will meet one last time this academic year, Sunday May 21. Sunday School will resume for all students, God willing, in September. Sincere thanks to Maria Flanzala, Athanasia Panakis, Nina Schefe and Presbytera who worked together over the past year to teach and encourage our children.
2017 BOSTON METROPOLIS MINISTRY AWARD We are pleased to announce Lambros Karris as our parish’s 2017 Ministry Award recipient. Awards will be presented in June in the Boston area. We want to thank Lambros for many years of consecutive service at St. George, enhancing our worship with beautiful chanting, leading our choir, teaching and highlighting Greek culture through his efforts with the yearly Greek dance and waterfront festival activities. For these things and more, we thank him. Well done, Lambros!
NEXT SUNDAY IS THE FEAST OF SAINTS CONSTANTINE & HELEN Two of the most well-known and beloved Saints on the Orthodox calendar will be celebrated next Sunday. We look forward to seeing you all then.
LILY PLANTS FOR YOUR SPRING GARDEN The lilies that graced the church during Holy Pascha are now available for you to take home and plant in your garden. Please take one or more plants (at the front door) and give them an opportunity to burst forth again next spring.
SUPPORTERS OF ST. GEORGE As of the last Parish Council meeting (April 26) the church’s finances were in the “red” for $3,000. For those who responded generously to the request to help cover the noted deficit—THANK YOU! If you haven’t given toward this obvious need, would you please do so before month end? May He bless you in response.
CONGRATULATIONS, 2017 GRADS!
Nik Dimoulas graduated from University of Maine on May 13 with a Bachelor's of Art in University Studies and Music. He is planning a trip to California for his launch Apology Tour 2018/2019. He is also currently considering graduate work at the Thornton School of Music at USC, Los Angeles.
Nina Schefe graduated from North Atlantic Regional High School in December 2016. She will attend Hellenic College, Boston, in the fall. Her major will be Human Development at Hellenic. Her eventual goal is to pursue Interior Design at Newbury College, Brookline.
Gregory Dimoulas graduates from Orono High June 11, 2017 and plans to study Psychology at University of Maine Orono.
Luke Flanzala is graduating with honors from Blue Hill Harbor School. He plans to attend Mt. Alison University in Sackville, Canada, majoring in Aviation.
Kobe Angel graduates from All Saints Catholic School on June 12. He will attend John Bapst Memorial High School in the fall.
If we missed any graduation information, please let Presbytera know so we can highlight the news. Thank you & much success to each grad!
MBC INTRODUCES NEW OLYMPIACOS SOCCER CAMP THIS SUMMER A unique opportunity for campers to participate in a week-long, full-day soccer clinic, led by the Olympiacos organization - the most successful and popular Soccer Club in Greece! Soccer Campers can expect to be emerged in Soccer Clinics by day, as well as the MBC experience by night - including, cabin life, chapel, meals and evening activities! Registration opens May 10th. Deadline May 25th. Space is limited! Visit this link for more information: http://www.metropolisofbostoncamp.org/soccer-camp.html
THE KOSMOS PROJECT: A JOURNEY TO GREECE His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios is pleased to announce The Kosmos Project: A Journey to Greece, a camping exchange program between the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston and the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis, Greece. Juniors and seniors in high school will be given the opportunity to experience a two-week long trip to Greece. The first week will allow the campers to experience the summer camping ministry offered by the Metropolis of Neapolis. The second week will be a faith and cultural odyssey throughout the beautiful city of Thessaloniki and Northern Greece.
The Kosmos Project has as its goal to connect the participants with their faith and cultural heritage, roots, language, history and rich traditions. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will give participants a chance to experience summer camp in Greece and to explore their faith and cultural identity, learning about the past within the prism of modern day Greece.
Campers will be accompanied by the Rev. Fr. Chris and Presbytera Claire Foustoukos along with veteran staff members of the Metropolis of Boston Camp.
Dates: July 21-August 7. The Metropolis of Boston will substantially underwrite the cost of this trip, including airfare, activities, lodging, accommodations, meals and all transportation within Greece. Participant contribution towards tuition is only $750.
Rising Juniors and Seniors in high school must submit their applications by June 1st, 2017. Space is limited! Contact Presbytera at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you the application link.