GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: TODAY IS THE DAY! The Greek Independence Day parade will be held TODAY Sunday May 7th at 3:00 pm on Monroe Street in Detroit’s historic Greektown. Those who plan to march with our St Cons church group, meet at Campus Martius Park by 2:45 and look for the First Division, #109. That’s us! Right near the front of the parade! If anyone has kids sizes 3-12, that would like to borrow a Greek costume to walk in the parade, see Joy Kisabeth outside the church office after church today. Bring the family, get your Greek on, and march the parade route with our Sts. Constantine and Helen Church group!
HOPE & JOY “MOM’s SURPRISE SUNDAY”: Our HOPE and JOY children, ages 12 and under, will gather in the library immediately following church (and Sunday School) TODAY, Sunday May 7, to enjoy a snack and chat with Fr. Teodor and make a special surprise gift for Mom! The event will last approximately 45 minutes, so families will have plenty of time to get downtown for the Greek parade!
MOMS’S GROUP DANCE PLANNING MEETING: There will be a short planning meeting outside the church office following services TODAY, May 7th for Moms who are interested in working on a committee. Please join us! We need your help! Our Name Day Dinner Dance, hosted by the Moms’ Group, will be held on Saturday, June 10th in the HCC. Tickets will go on sale soon!
BIBLE STUDY: Our Adult Bible Study group will meet this Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm on the ZOOM platform. ZOOM LINK is: https://zoom.us/j/7345256789, Meeting ID: 734 525 6789. All adults are welcome to join as we continue our study of the Book of Matthew. No pre-registration is required.
SPRING CLOTHING DRIVE FOR KIDS: Our St. Helen’s Philoptochos will be collecting new and gently used kids’ clothing through June 11th. All clothing donated will be given to FOCUS Detroit to distribute to Detroit area families in need.
MOTHER’S DAY AT ST. CONS: Next Sunday we will be honoring all Mothers, Yiayia’s, and Godmothers at Sts. Constantine and Helen! It’s a “Family Worship” day, so there will be no Sunday School. Come to church and take communion with your Mom on her special day – you know that’s the gift she REALLY wants for Mother’s Day! Only one thing could make it better… (see below!)
MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH: Our Hellenic Cultural Center will host its annual Mothers’ Day Brunch, next week on Sunday, May 14th. An extensive gourmet brunch will be set out, featuring prime rib and a bountiful array of entrees, breakfast items, salads, and desserts. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children under 10. The event is open to the public, and brunch will be served from 11:00 until 3:00 pm. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please call 734.525.3550 to reserve your time.
STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN FEAST DAY: The Great Vespers service for our parish Feast Day will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 6:30 pm. Our St. Helen Philoptochos will provide loukoumades following the Saturday evening Vespers service. Feast Day Divine Liturgy will be held on Sunday, May 21st at 10:00 am, followed by a complimentary lunch in the Hellenic Cultural Center. Please make an effort to attend both services and come together as a community in celebration of our parish patron saints.
PHILOPTOCHOS ELECTIONS: The St. Helen Philoptochos elections will be held on Sunday, May 21 outside the church office. Stop by on your way into church or on your way to the luncheon and submit your ballot!
REGISTER NOW FOR VBS: PARABLES! We are now taking registrations online for our Vacation Bible School program, starting on Monday June 19th! (Registration forms also available in the church office.) Children will have a daily lesson, craft activities, music and acting fun, prayer, snacks and outdoor play. VBS dates are June 19 – 23, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, with a field trip to the Holy Trinity Monastery on Thursday, June 22. Registration fee is $35/child.We also need parent and teen volunteers throughout the week. For more information, or if you help us out, contact Frances Marinos at email@example.com, or the church office, 734.525.6789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THESE JUNE DATES!
Sunday, June 4 – ST. CONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
Saturday, June 10 – ST. CONS NAME DAY DINNER DANCE
Sunday, June 11 – CHURCH PICNIC AND SUNDAY SCHOOL GRADUATION
Wednesday, June 21 – GOYA TRIP TO CEDAR POINT
NEWS AND NOTICES:
HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GRADUATES! SUBMIT PHOTOS AND INFORMATION! Please help us to honor our graduates! Submit the following to the church office by June 9th: a photo (headshot) of your graduate, the name of school they are graduating from, the school they will attend (HS grads) or the degree they have achieved (College grads) and their course of study, and the parents’/grandparents’ names. Please forward as a digital file if possible to: email@example.com Our graduates will be honored and receive a special gift on Sunday, June 18th.
MEMORIAL SERVICES: Please call the church office to schedule all memorials and coffee hour sponsorships at least two weeks in advance. On the day of the service, please bring a list of family names you would like Father to remember in prayer. Coffee Hour sponsorship is not required, however the church is grateful to those who wish to make a sponsorship donation of $150, and the HCC will set up a table with cloth and coffee, etc. for your family.
WE’RE HIRING! WE NEED YOUR HELP! As we move into the very busy spring and summer months, our Hellenic Cultural Center needs more staff! The HCC is hiring servers, dishwashers, and kitchen prep workers now. If you are interested, or if you know somebody who would like to apply for work, please contact Kathy McMullen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.525.3550. These would be good jobs for people looking for some extra income, but not a full-time commitment; for college students and older teens during the summer months; or anybody who wants to join a great team and work hard for the benefit of our parish.
SERVICES AND SACRAMENTS:
Wedding: 5/6/23 TAYLOR ZEMBYLAS to RAMIRO HERNANDEZ-RIVERA