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. WE ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR PARISHIONERS TO WEAR MASKS INDOORS. All unvaccinated parishioners must 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.
Website Links: 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 lovewithin 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 Zacharias & Zoulia families in memory of their beloved family members.
Memorial Services Today For:
John Zacharias – 40 days
Frank & Haralambia Zoulia – 3 years
May their 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.
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday, September 26th……………..Sunday School Begins
Tuesday, September 28th ……………Adult Chrismation Class via ZOOM – 7:00PM
Wednesday, September 29th ……….Orthodox Life Institute via ZOOM – 7:00PM
Thursday, September 30th …………..Adult Bible Study via ZOOM – 7:00PM
Sunday, October 3rd …………………National Church Music Sunday
Sunday, October 10th ……….......Mr./Miss GOYA Pageant at Hanover Manor, E. Hanover, NJ
Sunday, October 17th ………………..100th Anniversary Gala at the Hanover Manor
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.
Is Any Among You Sick? - James 5:14:
If you are sick or hospitalized and need prayers or a visitation, or have any other pastoral need, do not hesitate to call Fr. Peter. He can always be reached by calling the church phone number, 973.779.2626. If he is not in, please leave a message.
St. John Commandaria Communion Wine:
One of the traditions or customs in the Orthodox Church is to donate the Communion wine for sacraments, memorial services, or Church Feast Days. The preferable choice is St. John Commandaria. Anyone wishing to make an offering of communion wine can contact the church office. The donation for each bottle of wine is $30.
Metropolis Clergy Laity Banquet Honorees:
On Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Metropolis of NJ Clergy Laity banquet, members of each church who have served and contributed to the success of the church and its ministries were honored. This year’s honorees from our community were Dr. Peter Salierno as the Steward of our community, Dr. George Scordilis as our Parish Council member, Lisa Marcopulos from the Philoptochos, Chris Kourkoulakos as our GOYAN, and Tom Foukas as a Senior member of our community. A well-deserved CONGRATULATIONS to them all!
100th Anniversary Gala Dinner Tickets:
Please join us on Sunday, October 17th at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover to honor the past and embrace the future. Our Centennial celebration is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to and celebrate all of those who had a hand in laying the foundation of our community and those who shepherd it forward today. Tickets can be purchased by contacting any of our Parish Council members or the Church office. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00pm. Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults: $100 Teens 12-17: $75
Children 5-11: $50 Children 4 and under: Free
100th Anniversary Gala Raffle Tickets:
Please support our efforts and join us at our 100th Anniversary Gala where the raffle drawing will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2021. Tickets will be sold for $25 each or one book of 5 tickets for $100! Tickets are available at the church office and during coffee hour. Winner need not be present.
Thank you to all of our Stewards who have made their pledges and donations so far for 2021. Our Saint George parish depends upon your generous donations to envision our goals and enhance our ministries and outreach. So please don’t forget to submit your 2021 Stewardship Pledge card. Pledge cards can be found in the Narthex, Atrium or Church office.
Orthodox Christian Adult Education (Chrismation) Classes:
Fr. Peter will be offering Orthodox Christian instruction classes, through ZOOM, on the following Tuesdays from 7:00pm - 8:30pm:
September 28th and October 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
This is a class based on the fundamentals of the Orthodox Church and will also include Bible Fellowship and Discussion as well. This is an excellent opportunity for Orthodox Christians as well as non-Orthodox Christians to receive additional instruction about the Orthodox Christian Church, the traditions involved and many other teachings in the Holy Scriptures. This class is also for those who are considering being baptized or Chrismated into the Orthodox faith.
Adult Bible Study With Fr. Peter Via ZOOM:
Fr. Peter will resume the Adult Bible study classes on Thursdays at 7:00PM beginning on September 30, 2021. 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.
St. George GOYA 2021 – REGISTRATION IS OPEN:
We are happy to announce that GOYA registration is now open! In addition to our returning GOYAns, we look forward to welcoming new members to the GOYA Ministry. Orthodox Christian teenagers, who are in 7th through 12th grade are eligible and welcome to participate. 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. GOYA families must be stewards of St. George. GOYAns are required to attend the Divine Liturgy and Sunday Church School regularly and on time at St. George. For questions or to be added to our email list please contact us at: GOYA@StGeorgeClifton.org.
Our Sunday Church School is always looking for teachers and assistants. Prior teaching experience is not necessary. We welcome all volunteers! Please email us at email@example.com.
Orthodox Life Institute:
Our classes are on Wednesdays at 7:00pm via ZOOM. If you are interested in joining us, send your email address and contact information to Lisa Marcopulos at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the ZOOM invitation. Dr. Peter Salierno will have the class syllabus available in the church office after September 12th for those who would like to have one.
Our St. George Choir is seeking volunteers to join us in September. So, if you love to sing and want to enhance our Sunday services with your voice, please contact Angelo Duvlaris (email@example.com) or Yiannis Magiros (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details. Prior knowledge of Greek is not necessary.
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 expenses 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, feast day, 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.