UPDATED PROTOCOLS FOR OUR PARISH IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19:
The State of NJ is allowing all indoor religious services and celebrations to be held at 100 percent of a room's capacity, with no more than 250 individuals, so long as social distancing can be maintained. However, face coverings are required in indoor public spaces for all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Thus, parishioners will no longer have to pre-register to attend church services. Attendance will be on a first come, first served basis. When you arrive for services, you will have to sign in at the registration table with your name and phone number.
The following Parish Safety Requirements are still in place:
- Parishioners must wear protective masks throughout the Service.
- There will be no access for parishioners to enter the building, other than where the Liturgy is being celebrated, except for use of the restroom.
- Parishioners must sanitize their hands upon entering the Church.
- Parishioners upon entry must register their attendance with their full names and phone number.
- Temperatures will be taken at the registration table.
- Parishioners must adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
- Parishioners are not to wander in the Church, in the Parish facilities, or outside on the parish grounds
- The traditional practice of receiving Holy Communion will not be changed.
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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.
ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! – CHRIST IS RISEN!
WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR COMMUNITY!
We are grateful that you have joined us for prayer and worship.
Memorial Services Today For:
Nick Kosmidis - 40 days
May his memory be eternal.
Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared, according to the Holy Orthodox Church guidelines, may receive Holy Communion. Please allow families with young children to receive Holy Communion first and wait for the ushers to dismiss your row.
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.
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.
Mark Your Calendar:
Monday, May 24th ……………..St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Meeting and Elections – 7:00PM
Sunday, June 6th ………………Sunday School Graduation
Greek School Graduation
Fri. – Sun., June 11, 12 &13…..Greek Fest Mega Take Out Weekend
Thursday, June 17th ……………St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Bowling Fundraiser
Sunday, June 27th …………...Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Deacon Michael Diamond
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, Fr. Peter will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery at 9:00am and at Crest Haven Cemetery at 10:15am.
Greek Fest Mega Take Out Weekend:
Volunteers needed for June 11, 12 & 13!!! This is our major annual fundraising event and we ask for help from all our Parishioners. A great deal of hard work and dedication is put into preparing for this event by our committed parishioners. We ask you to please support our Parish by donating your time and talents to this important fundraiser. Contact Phyllis Magiros at email@example.com or 973.884.0785 to volunteer. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Grand 50/50 Raffle Tickets:
St. George is selling Grand 50/50 raffle tickets and the drawing will take place at 6:00pm on Sunday, June 13, 2021 during our Greek Fest Mega Food Take Out. Tickets are $100.00 each and can be obtained by contacting any of our Parish Council members or the Church office. All proceeds to benefit the General Fund of St. George.
We ask that you please sell or purchase raffle tickets as it is an excellent way for everyone to support our Church.
Sponsor A Day Program:
As a church community, it is our ambitious goal 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. All other funds collected from candles, trays, raffles, fundraisers, etc. could be used towards capital improvements. One way to bridge the gap is through our “Sponsor a Day” program. We encourage our parishioners to select a day that has special meaning to them like a birthday, feastday, anniversary or a memorial and make a $250 donation. Remember that as Orthodox Christians, we are also stewards of our Church family – those with whom we worship, fellowship and serve the community. In the same way that we care for our immediate family, we also care for our Christian brothers. For more information about the program, speak to one of our Parish Council members, Ministry Leaders or call the church office.
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Sandwich Sunday:
Sandwich Sundays, was begun with the goal of preparing sandwiches for the homeless. We try to make a minimum of 225 sandwiches each time. Anyone interested in making a donation to defray the cost, please complete a donation form and return it to the office. It is a wonderful way to remember a loved one, or a special occasion. This month's Sandwich Sunday is given by Alexandra Kleiner in memory of her husband, Edmund M. Kleiner; Rigica Constantinides in memory of her brother, Stelios Constantinides and the Papamarkos family in memory of their loved ones. Feeding the hungry is an important tenet of our mission to help the needy.
St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Bowling Event:
SAVE THE DATE! On Thursday, June 17,2021 we will be hosting our Annual Bowling event at Boonton Lanes. Proceeds will benefit the philanthropic efforts of our St. Paraskevi Chapter. Check in is at 6:45PM and bowling is from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. The fee is $35.00 and includes bowling, shoes and food. All safety protocols will be adhered to including the wearing of masks. The deadline to RSVP is June 14th. Please contact Phyllis Magiros at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Come and join us for an evening of fun!
St. George Endowment Fund Scholarship:
The Endowment Committee will be awarding three memorial scholarships to graduating high school seniors from our community in the name of Aspasia Smith, the endowment fund’s original benefactor. The scholarship awards will be in the amount of $600, $500 and $400 respectively. In light of the pandemic, the deadline has been extended to June 30, 2021 and the awards will be presented in November. For more information about the memorial scholarship, please inquire at the church office.
Virtual Bedtime Bible Stories & Adult Bible Study With Fr. Peter:
Fr. Peter will have his "Bedtime Bible" storytelling for our youth in grades Pre-K to 4th grade on Thursdays at 6:30PM. Following at 7:00PM we will continue with our Adult Bible Study. We will notify everyone through a separate email to join the meetings with a ZOOM invitation so that all the faithful can join us in learning. The final class of the season will be on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
Loumidis Foods and Tsanos Bakery Products:
Purchase delicious cookies and breadsticks on Sundays following Liturgy. They are great to snack on anytime.
Orthodox Life Institute:
We have moved our lessons online to Wednesday nights at 7:00pm through ZOOM. If you would like to join us virtually, send your email address and contact information to Lisa Marcopulos at email@example.com and we will send you the ZOOM invitation. Dr. Peter Salierno and the class are now studying the book of Esther, one of the four novellas in the Old Testament. We will continue with the books of Ruth and Deborah. After the novellas we will be studying the books of the Macabbees.
Please visit our Bookstore:
It will be open on Sundays after Liturgy. We have items for your religious needs and if you do not see what you need, we will be glad to special order it for you!