From Fr. Anthony
As we move toward a full reopening, the church office will be open on a limited basis. Please call before coming by to ensure that someone is there to meet you. Visitors to the office should wear a mask and maintain social distancing, for your safety and the safety of our staff. Summer hours are 9 am to 3:30 pm, but there will be times when there is no one in the office due to errands, etc. Please note that Susan has 24/7 access to our office email at firstname.lastname@example.org and will check the answering machine regularly. The church office phone number is 734-283-8820. In emergency situations, please call Fr. Anthony directly at 734-716-2268.
Due to COVID-19, all social events are cancelled.
During this Phase 1 of reopening for public Church Services, we are limited in how many Faithful can be present in the pews for each service. We are maintaining a sign-up sheet on the Church website for each service, so those who wish to reserve a spot can do so. Please check the website each week for these signups, or call the Church office to reserve your spot.
For those who prefer to continue to use the Live Stream to participate during this period, all services will continue to be live streamed at:
Names for Commemoration at the Paraklesis Services
Please use this PARAKLESIS SERVICE NAMES FORM to submit the names for the health and salvation of the Living for all those both in our community and throughout the world. The Paraklesis Services will be held on August 10 and 12, 2020. You can find this form on our website's home page also.
Lamb Shank Dinner (drive-thru)
The Parish is offering a curb-side pickup, "heat & serve" Lamb Shank Dinner for $16.00 which includes Greek-style Green Beans, Greek-style Potato, and dessert of Baklava. No substitutions or changes to menu. There will be no purchasing of a meal on the day itself. Pre-order/pre-pay only. Deadline for ordering is this WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, NOON. Drive through pick-up at the Grecian Center side bar door on Sunday, August 16, Noon to 2:00 pm. If you have any questions, please call the Church office (734.283.8820).
Please order by clicking on this LAMB SHANK DINNER FORM.
Greek School Enrichment Program
Our Greek School continues with its summer enrichment classes! A reminder to those enrolled that we are planning to meet IN PERSON at our Park this Tuesday, August 11, from 4:00-5:00 pm! Please watch your emails for any last-minute updates or changes from our Greek School Director, Christina Gerazounis!
Whenever possible, appointments will be held via phone or video-conference. You may make an appointment by contacting Fr. Anthony by email (email@example.com) or phone (734.716.2268).
We have set up an option for online donations from either a credit card or directly from your bank account on the Church website. Please click on this GIVING FORM to donate to St. George Church. That said - we know that these same uncertainties face all of us. Please do not feel an obligation to support the Church if your regular income has been disrupted - we all have a primary responsibility to care for those whom God has entrusted to our care. But if you are still working, either as an essential employee, or from home, please consider giving some additional support to the Church in this time. And if you have your regular Sunday offering envelopes set aside from the last several weeks, please consider sending those to the Church in the mail.
On a related note - if you, or anyone you know, are facing challenges at this time, whether financial or practical, please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Anthony. There are several volunteers from the parish ready and waiting to lend a hand should one be needed.
In this time of lockdown, we have limited ways of keeping in touch with all of you. If you know of anyone who is not on the Listserv list, please provide their email address to Susan or Fr. Anthony, or urge them to do so. If you use Facebook, please like and begin to follow our parish page (https://www.facebook.com/StGeorgeGOCSouthgate/). You can also befriend Fr. Anthony on Facebook, if you wish, to keep touch with him more easily through this time (https://www.facebook.com/franthonyc). Finally, we urge you all to subscribe to our Youtube channel, so that you may receive notifications every time we begin a Live Stream. The channel may be found at https://www.youtube.com/c/franthonyc-stgeorgesouthgate.
If you would like for us to light a candle in the Church in prayer for you and your family, please click on this PRAYER/CANDLE REQUEST FORM. You can pay by credit card or send a check in the mail to the Church. You can find this form on our website also.
Although we will not have memorial services with koliva, you can still submit the names of your departed loved ones for the priest to read during the Sunday Divine Liturgies. You can also make arrangements for private memorial services at the cemetery with only the priest and immediate family.
The Grecian Center remains closed, but staff may be present during regular office hours to answer calls or return messages. Any visits to the facility are by appointment only.
We know these times are very difficult but as we also know that they will not last forever, we will continue to include the announcement below in the hope of better days to come.
Since we began to raise funds for Church Beautification last summer, we have found donors for almost all of the items, including the new Epitaphios, the new Kouvouklion, and the white, gold, and purple Kalimata for the Holy Table and the Proskynitaria. The only color remaining is Green, used on several high occasions throughout the Church year, including feasts of the Forerunner, Palm Sunday, and Pentecost. The Green set will cost $2,435. If you are interested in donating this item, please contact the Church office or speak with Fr. Anthony.
Basic Information for St. George "Shelter in Place"
Church Website: http://stgeorge.mi.goarch.org
Online Giving: https://giving.parishsoft.com/app/giving/st1630219
Church LiveStream: https://www.youtube.com/c/franthonyc-stgeorgesouthgate
Service Texts: http://www.agesinitiatives.com/dcs/public/dcs/dcs.html
Prayer/Candle Requests: https://giving.parishsoft.com/App/Form/386d5ce0-a634-45e9-923b-03d58137967b
Parish Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StGeorgeGOCSouthgate/
Fr. Anthony Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/franthonyc
Fr. Anthony Cell Phone: 734-716-2268
Archdiocese Resources/Activities/Lessons/Crafts for this Sunday: https://www.goarch.org/-/religious-ed-at-home-week-3?inheritRedirect=true
PARISH ZOOM INFORMATION
Zoom Phone Numbers:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
Then enter the Meeting ID: 941 952 4282
Zoom App Downloads:
Zoom Installation Links
Parishioner Restaurant Information - Updated
Christoff’s Restaurant in Woodhaven
Dine in, Outdoor Patio, Curbside & Carryout
Wednesday - Saturday: 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Auburn Cafe in Ecorse
Dine in, Curbside & Carryout
Monday-Friday: 12:00-8:00 pm
Saturday: 4:00-9:00 pm
Souvlaki Greek Street Food in Taylor
Dine in & Carryout
Open 7 days: 10 am-8:00 pm
Mom’s Restaurant in Trenton
Dine in & Carryout
Open 7 days: 6:00 am-9:00 pm