PARISH RESPONSE TO COVID-19
These are very different times. The Parish Council held its first impromptu tele-conference meeting to assess what the parish is doing and what else we can do to help the parishioners. Remember that the parish office is open remotely and that the work of the parish is ongoing. If you have questions feel free to call the office during regular office hours and Tina will be happy to assist you. Your patience is appreciated and assistance is welcome.
As we pray for strength and comfort during this stressful time, please know that vigil candles are available and will be lit for you on Sunday(s) at your request. Please contact Pat Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org or 978 436 0998). Donation $10.00 each.
Scholarship applications are now available on-line at transchurch.org/news/scholarships for graduating high school seniors planning on attending college in the fall. Further questions contact Pat Mahoney (email@example.com) or 978-436-0998. The due date for applications is May 1ST.
TIME TO PASS THE BASKET
Weekly at the end of Liturgy we pass the offering basket. Your donations help support the ministries of the parish. Although we may not be in the church building, the work of the parish continues. In fact, we have had to invest our energies into new ways of communicating and reaching out to one another which may help us in the long run, but requires and investment of energies now.
Our office is open remotely. You won’t be able to come in to the office, but with a phone call you can get your questions answered. It may take a little longer to provide you with information, but we will strive to do so in a timely fashion.
That being said, although for the time being, we will be unable to gather for worship all together, we still need to pass the offering basket. If you are able, please send your offering by mail or you can go online to make a donation. You can make your donation by credit card, debit card, or have funds withdrawn from your checking account. Your information on this site is safe and secure. Go to https://transchurch.churchgiving.com/ and set up your personal login. You can make weekly offerings, special offerings or stewardship offerings all with the click of a button. These can be set up as one-time donations or recurring donations. It is after all, Time to Pass the Basket! Thank you in advance for your kindness and commitment.
During this time of crisis, we need to take care of one another, friends, family, and stranger. If you, or anyone you know, is having difficulties because of the COVID-19 crisis, please let us know. We know that there are those who would never think of asking facing financial difficulties. We will help as we are able.
To enable us to offer help, if you are able, we welcome your donations. You can send a donation to the church or go online and donate. Go to www.transchurch.churchgiving.com, sign in and click on the Outreach Donation button and make your one-time or recurring donation. Large or small, your donation can make a difference. Thank you in advance.
Lord Jesus Christ, our God, accept our offerings as You accepted the gifts of Your people throughout the ages. We offer these gifts to Your glory, for the support of the ministries of Your holy Church, for the alleviation of suffering and hunger, and for the proclamation of Your Gospel to the whole world.
Grant us Your blessing, Lord our Savior, that we may always be faithful stewards, continuing to share the gifts you have given us, by the power of Your grace, mercy and love. May Your name be glorified forever. Amen.
Trinity votive candles (To Sponsor a Candle please call the Church Office.)
†Vigil Light at the Side Altar (Icon of the Theotokos): In Loving Memory of Sophia Karamonlis - The Karamanolis Family
†Vigil Light at the Icon of Christ: In Loving Memory of Deborah Victoria Skrekas and George Skrekas
†Vigil Light at the Theotokos: In Loving Memory of Ioannis "John" Zaralidis from his family
†Vigil Light at the Icon of the Forerunner: For the Good Health of Matthew Apostolou and the men and women of the armed forces. – Apostolou Family
†Vigil Light at the Foot of the Holy Cross: Available