ORTHROS BEGINS AT 8:30AM
The mission of our beloved parish of St. George is to put into practice our Orthodox faith for our spiritual growth while creating fellowship and ministries for all the faithful. It should be our mission to spread the word of the Gospel and build harmony and love within the community and be the example of our Orthodox faith for our youth.
WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR COMMUNITY!
We are grateful that you have joined us for prayer and worship. Please join us after the Divine Services in our Fellowship Hall for our Hospitality Hour hosted by the Diakos family in memory of their beloved family member.
Memorial Services Today For:
Maxine (Axiothea) Diakos – 40 days. May her memory be eternal.
This Sunday immediately following Liturgy. For those who would like to remain for the service, please return to your pews after you receive Andithoron.
Monday, March 2nd – Compline …………………………………………………6:30PM
Wednesday, March 4th – Pre-Sanctified Liturgy ………………………6:00PM
Friday, March 6th – 1st Salutations to the Theotokos ……………6:30PM
Saturday, March 7th – 3rd Saturday of Souls……….........Orthros & Divine Liturgy 8:30AM
Sunday Memorials, Artoclasias and Other Blessings:
Please inform the church office well in advance of Sunday mornings for all memorials, artoclasias, 40-day blessings and other blessings so as not to disrupt the Divine Liturgy. If any requests or lists of names are received after the Great Entrance they will have to wait until the following Sunday.
****Additionally, in order to preserve the sanctity of the Divine Liturgy, please wait to light candles in the St. Nectarios Chapel at the correct time. If one arrives after the Great Entrance, they will have to wait until the end of Liturgy, while the Andithoron is being given out, to light candles in the Chapel.
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday, March 1st ………………Sunday School Bake Sale
Monday, March 2nd ……………..Clean Monday – Lent Begins
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Meeting – 7:00PM
Tuesday, March 3rd……………..Orthodox Faith Class – 10:00AM
Orthodox Life Institute – 7:30PM
Wednesday, March 4th …………Festival Meeting for our community following Lenten Meal
Sunday, March 8th ………………St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Lenten Luncheon
GOYA Sights & Sounds Presentation
Tuesday, March 10th ……………Healing Service – 6:30PM
Sunday, March 22nd ……………St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
Sunday, March 29th ……………..Greek Independence Day Parade in NYC
June 12, 13 & 14 …………..……Greek Festival
Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared, according to the Holy Orthodox Church guidelines, may receive Holy Communion. Please allow our Sunday School children to receive Holy Communion first and wait for the ushers to dismiss your row.
If you wish to partake in the Sacrament of Holy Confession, please feel free to call the Church office or Fr. Peter to arrange a time.
Lenten Dinner and Lecture Series:
During the first 5 Wednesdays of Lent, immediately following the service of Pre-sanctified Liturgy, there will be a Lenten meal hosted by our ministries followed by a presentation by Fr. Peter. Fr. Peter will be discussing the topic of “Traditions of Prayer in our Orthodox Faith”. Below is the schedule of the ministries that will be hosting each Lenten meal:
March 4th – Parish Council
March 11th – HOPE & JOY and Greek School
March 18th – GOYA
March 25th – St. Paraskevi Philoptochos
April 1st – Sunday School & Daughters of Penelope
The next healing service will be on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30PM for all our faithful as well as anyone else who would like to attend and be a part of the service. One does not have to be Orthodox or a member of our parish to participate. Please note this is NOT Holy Unction but a service to heal and help those who are suffering physically, spiritually and emotionally. We encourage all our faithful to attend and bring along others.
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Cancer Awareness:
March is Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Cancer Month. Continuing with the Philoptochos' year-long cancer project, please see the online bulletin for a brief overview of these cancers.
Greek Independence Day Parade Bus:
We will be taking a bus to the parade on Sunday, March 29, 2020. There are 54 seats available and the cost for the bus is $20 per person. Reservations can be made by contacting the church office; however, seats will only be guaranteed when payment is received. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Saturday of Souls:
The remaining date for the Saturday of Souls is March 7th. Please bring your own dish of Koliva to the church by 8:45am and place it on the table and submit your list of names with your offering. If you would like to order your own individual dish of Koliva, the cost is $25 per dish. Please contact the church office and make arrangements by Thursday before the Saturday of Souls. 973-779-2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bereavement Discussion Group:
Following the Divine Liturgy of the 3rd Saturday of Souls on March 7th, Fr. Peter will be offering coffee and pastries during this discussion about death and dying. If you are dealing with grief and loss, we hope you can find comfort in sharing the emotions that accompany your sorrow. The group will meet in the Conference Room.
Sponsor A Day Program:
In the New Year 2020 our ambitious goal is to meet our operating budget through Stewardship. It is estimated that the operating expenses of our church average to be $1,400 per steward/family. If this average were to be reached, then the Church would be able to pay all its bills only with Stewardship donations and no other monies. All other funds collected from candles, trays, raffles, fundraisers, etc. could be used towards capital improvements. One way to bridge the gap in the meantime is through our “Sponsor a Day” program. We encourage our parishioners to select a day that has special meaning to them like a birthday, feast day, anniversary or a memorial and make a $250 donation. All donors will be recognized on a calendar located in our atrium. We would like to thank Jason Cammarata, Art Rostel and Dawn & Vic Derosa for sponsoring February 15th in memory of Debra Cammarata. For more information about the program, speak to one of our Parish Council members or Ministry Leaders wearing their “Sponsor A Day” buttons.
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Feeds the Hungry:
Come rain or shine the National Philoptochos feeds the Hungry every last Tuesday of the month on the street by Madison Square Garden in NYC. New Jersey chapters joined forces last Tuesday night and provided a full dinner, health kits, coats, clothing and essentials to people in need. Thank you to Chapter #1030 – St. Paraskevi Philoptochos of St. George in Clifton, NJ; Chapter #1031 St. Irene's Philoptochos of St. Athanasios, Paramus, NJ; Chapter #1034 – St. Philothea Philoptochos of the Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly, NJ; along with assistance/donations from Chapter #1020 – Church of the Ascension Philoptochos of Fairview NJ. Thank you to National Philoptochos for allowing us this opportunity. We were privileged, humbled and proud to participate.
Security System and Office Computer Upgrades:
The new office computers have been installed and we are very grateful for all the generous donations and thank you for your support and for assisting us in making our Church office more productive and efficient. However, we are still in need of donations that will be used to install a Door Access Control System on the church doors. The remaining cost for the Door System is $6,700. A new fob security system will be installed on the front glass doors, the metal doors by the downstairs kitchen, the glass doors in the gym and the rear metal gym doors. All this will greatly enhance the security of our building. We ask that you please consider contributing to this project.
Church Office Request:
For all church/ministry related matters, please make sure to call the office directly or email directly rather than using texts or various forms of social media. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.