Next Sunday: Church School Commences
Church School begins today and will meet each Sunday. We thank Nancy Karegianes and Dawn Tsirtsis, assisted by Maria Karegianes, for teaching our Hope group (3 year olds-first grade), and the class will meet following the Great Entrance today.
Pat Swatosh will be teaching our Joy group (grades 2-6), and Tina Georgeon will be teaching our Faith group (grades 6-12), and these classes will begin following Holy Communion today.
Philoptochos News: Meeting Today
Our Philioptochos Society chapter will hold its first meeting of the ecclesial year today following divine services. The Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos Luncheon will be held on Saturday, September 23, at Concorde Banquets, and those interested in attending should contact Tul Delis or Georgia Karnezis.
DURING THE WEEK
We fast as normal on Wednesday and Friday this week, while Thursday we fast strictly in memory of the Cross of our Lord..
Thursday, September 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
8:30 a.m. Matins and Divine Liturgy
Sunday, September 17: Feast of Saint Sophia and Her Daughters
8:15 a.m. Matins and Divine Liturgy
Donating in Time of Need: Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive
Put a smile on a child’s face... feed a family in need with the wholesome goodness of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! For only a few dollars, a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly go a long way to feed families in need. Please bring your jars of peanut butter and jelly to church and church school on Sundays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 8.
We are always accepting non-perishable foods to assist those in need, and items may be dropped off in the Narthex (foyer) at services on Sunday and Feastdays. Likewise, our Philoptochos Ladies are seeking donations of coffee to assist the City Rescue Mission of Hammond, a local homeless shelter. Again, donations can be left in the Narthex or at the Parish Office during the week.
50th Wedding Anniversarty/85th Birthday
Remember our practice of honoring couples on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary or persons on their 85th birthday! If you know of a couple or person that is celebrating these blessed milestones, please inform us through the Parish Office or contact Father David directly.
Although we honor couples and persons once (and it may occur "after the fact" if not done at the time), we do make an exception for those reaching their 100th year as well!
Summer Parish Festivals
For upcoming dates of the festivals of our sister parishes in the Metropolis of Chicago, see the Metropolis website at www.chicago.goarch.org/parishfestivals23.
Parish Email List:
If you have not been receiving our emails, please forward your email address to our Parish Office. The Sunday Parish Bulletin with all updates and activities will be sent to each email on our list on the evening of the Friday before. Submissions or requests for Parish-wide emails should be directed to Father David.