UPDATED PROTOCOLS FOR OUR PARISH:
Parishioners will no longer have to pre-register to attend church services. Attendance will be on a first come, first served basis. Masks are NOT required for people who are vaccinated. All unvaccinated parishioners should continue to wear protective masks indoors. The last two rows of pews in the church will be reserved as “Social Distance” seating with a mask requirement for those who choose this option.
The following Parish Safety Requirements are still in place:
- 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 are not to wander in the Church or the Parish facilities.
- The traditional practice of receiving Holy Communion will not be changed.
Visit the church's website at www.stgeorgeclifton.org for our online streaming links. To find the prayers for each service and to follow along, go to agesinitiatives.com.
To light a candle or make a donation follow this link https://st-george-greek-orthodox-churchand-the-shrine-of-st-nectarios.square.site/.
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.
On behalf of the community of St. George we congratulate Deacon Michael Diamond on his glorious ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
Memorial Services Today For:
+Fr. John Orfanakos – 7 years Presvytera Margaret Orfanakos – 3 years
James Diamond – 23 years Argyro Diamond – 9 years
Nikolaos Hronopoulos – 2 years Irini Hronopoulos – 3 years
Marinos Athanasatos – 24 years Georgia Athanasatos – 7 years
Tuesday, June 29th – Ss Peter & Paul the Holy Apostles..…………Orthros & Div. Lit. 8:30am
We wish Fr. Peter a blessed, happy and healthy Name Day!
Wednesday, June 30th – Synaxis of the Holy Apostles…………Orthros & Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 9:00am at St. Athanasios, Paramus, NJ.
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:
Sunday, June 27th …………...Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev. Deacon Michael Diamond
Mon. – Fri., June 28th – July 2nd ………….VCS “Summer Camp”
Saturday, July 24th …………..Rummage Sale – 9:00am
Sunday, September 12th …….Metropolis of NJ Holy Cross Celebration in Asbury Park, NJ
Thursday, September 16th ……Greek School Classes Begins
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.
St. George Greek School:
Classes will begin on Thursday, September 16, 2021 starting with an Agiasmo blessing that day. We will return to in person instruction starting in September, and we are all looking forward to welcoming all of our returning and new students! As a friendly reminder, there will be a $50 discount per family to all registration forms returned by 8/14/2021! You may either drop off at the church office or mail in your registration forms with payments.
St. George GOYA:
GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth Association), is the ministry to Orthodox Christian teenagers for the purpose of fellowship, worship, service, and witness. The goal is to create a place where young people come to learn and grow as Orthodox Christians through a program of athletics, retreats, outreach and social activities. Orthodox Christian teenagers, (ages 12-18) who are in 7th through 12th grade are eligible and welcome to participate. Registration will take place in August and our first meeting will be in September. For questions or to be added to our email list please contact us at: GOYA@StGeorgeClifton.org.
Church School Volunteers:
We remain indebted and are thankful for our dedicated teaching staff who have stepped up and done an amazing job offering online religious education classes for our students during an unprecedented year. As we plan ahead and anticipate a more traditional Church School year in September, we are reaching out for volunteers to join our team. No teaching experience is needed to help make a difference in the life of a child! All are welcome. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or would simply like more information. Thank you!
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.