ORTHROS BEGINS AT 8:30AM
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, visit the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Digital Chant Stand at https://digitalchantstand.goarch.org.
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.
ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ! – CHRIST IS RISEN!
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 Protopsaltis and Antoniou families in memory of their beloved family members.
Memorial Services Today For:
Ioannis Protopsaltis – 40 days John Kokozos – 40 days
Antonis Antoniou – 3 months William Pappas – 3 years
Jason Kokozos – 22 years
May their memory be eternal.
Friday, May 20th – Ss Constantine & Helen Vespers at Roseland………………7:00PM
Saturday, May 21st – Ss Constantine & Helen………….……Orthros & Divine Liturgy 8:30AM
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. Fr. Peter will be preparing a second chalice and offering Communion at the end of Liturgy for those with health concerns. Those who want to receive with a separate spoon may wait in the first pew until after the distribution of the andithoron.
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.
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.
Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday, May 15th ………….St. Paraskevi Philoptochos Sandwich Sunday
Monday May 16th ………Church Office Closed - Metropolis Clergy Laity
Tuesday, May 17th …………Daughters of Penelope Meeting – 7:00PM
Thursday, May 19th ………..Philoptochos “Rise Against Hunger” Campaign – 6:30PM
Sunday, May 22nd.………….Parish General Assembly immediately following Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, May 24th………….Greek School Graduation & Promotion Ceremony – 4:00PM
Sat., May 28th & Sun., May 29th – GOYA Outdoor Olympics at Monmouth University
Monday, May 30th ………….Church Office Closed – Memorial Day
Sunday, June 5th …………..Sunday School Graduation
Greek Independence Day Parade - NYC
Visit www.hellenicsocieties.org for more information
June 10th, 11th & 12th ………GREEK FESTIVAL
To volunteer at the Festival please use this link for our “SignUpGenius” https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084BADAB2CABF49-festival2
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, Fr. Peter will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery at 9:00am and at Crest Haven Cemetery at 10:15am.
Our Festival is scheduled for June 10, 11 and 12. 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 the many Greek foods made right here in our church by our committed parishioners. We ask you to please support our Parish by donating your time and talents to this important fundraiser. To volunteer at the Festival please use this link for our “SignUpGenius”:
Metropolis Northern NJ Grand Banquet Honorees:
On Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Metropolis Northern NJ Grand 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 Athens Zambalis as a senior member of our community, Joyce Logothetis as the steward of our community, Nick Dessipris as our Parish Council member, Christina Foukas from our Philoptochos, Kathleen Eliopoulos Donohue as our Religious Educator, Chris Haro as our Essential Medical Worker, Sophie Logothetis as our Youth Worker and Androulla Papatherapontos as our GOYAN. A well-deserved CONGRATULATIONS to them all!
St. George Community Lenten Project:
Thank you to all who contributed to this worthwhile project. We collected sufficient food and supermarket gift cards to make a substantial donation to three local pantries, Saint Peter's Haven, Clifton; St. Paul's Community Development, Paterson; and Wayne Interfaith Network, Wayne. A special thanks to our GOYA for their assistance in logging and separating the food items for distribution.
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. The deadline for the application will be June 30, 2022. For more information about the memorial scholarship, please inquire at 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 sandwiches are donated by Anna Protopapas in memory of Maria Protopapas; the Demetropoulos Family in memory of their loved ones and an anonymous donor in memory of a friend. Feeding the hungry is an important tenet of our mission to help the needy.
Philoptochos “Rise Against Hunger”:
The Philoptochos Societies of Clifton, Randolph and Wyckoff will be sponsoring the Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Campaign! This very worthwhile initiative brings people together to package 10,000 meals to feed underprivileged people around the world! The event will be held in the Fr. John and Presvytera Margaret Orfanakos Fellowship Hall on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm. The packaging of foods will take approximately 1½ hours to complete. Not only are we asking the ladies from our societies to attend but also parishioners, family and friends from all three parishes. Donations are also being accepted to help defray the $3,500 it will cost to fulfill this campaign. To register and/or make a monetary donation please follow this link – http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/St%20George or contact: Denise Cecchini (Clifton) at 201-406-2827 or email@example.com; Mary Michailidis (Randolph) at 203-249-9390 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Demi Thomas (Wyckoff) at 201-652-0463 or email@example.com. We look forward to having you join us in carrying out this worthwhile and rewarding project. Any questions please contact the liaison for Rise Against Hunger, Harriet Panagakis, at 973-432-1009 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about this campaign please visit: Rise Against Hunger - Who We Are 2021.pdf
Archbishop Elpidophoros GOARCH Ukraine Relief Fund:
The GOARCH Ukrainian Relief Fund, established in collaboration with the IOCC, aims to raise $1 million for both immediate and long-term support of the Ukrainian people. His Eminence also donated $100,000 to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, to support the efforts of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. DONATE HERE: www.goarch.org/donate/ukraine
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. For more information about the program, speak to one of our Parish Council members, Ministry Leaders or call the church office.
We would like to thank the following:
- The Daughters of Penelope for sponsoring May 8th, Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing women.
Please consider sponsoring these upcoming feast days:
May 21st – St. Constantine & Helen
Our Church, our Spiritual Home:
I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1
Whether you are new to our parish or have been a steward for many years, welcome to St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Clifton, New Jersey! We invite you and your family to participate in our spiritual, outreach, social and youth ministries. Help us grow as the Body of Christ by dedicating your time, talent, and treasures. The Church is here for you and your family to proclaim the Orthodox Faith and make our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Church the center of your family’s life! Sincere thanks to those who have already made their Stewardship Commitment for 2022. Your dedication and generosity are much appreciated and allow us to continue our many ministries here at St. George, our spiritual home.