Sunday School will be hosting a Sunday School Open House and Super Duper Coffee Hour. Everyone is invited to participate in this great Fellowship Hour. Take a few minutes to explore the classroom posters and learn what is taking place in the classrooms. A free will offering would be appreciated.
In honor of Patron saint Agios Demetrios of Thessaloniki and protector of Macedonia, today's Artoklasia is sponsored by the Pan Macedonian Aimilianos and Theodora Chapter of Lowell. Wishing good health to the entire organization and all its members.
We would like to thank all of the participants and sponsors for helping to make this a successful event. A very heartfelt thanks to Costa Tsioulis as chairman
FR GREGORY AND TINA WILL BE AWAY
Fr. Gregory will be participating in the National Clergy Retreat, October 30 – November 2. In the case of a pastoral emergency please contact Fr. Nick Pelekoudas at 781-632-3844.
Tina will be away November 1 – 12. The office will be closed during that time.
In preparation for the 100th anniversary of our parish, the committee is working on a media presentation. Any parishioner interested in an in-person interview to possibly be included in our 100th Anniversary Memory Presentation, please contact Olivia Sintros (email@example.com or Pat Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday, Nov. 5.
*APPLE PIE ORDERS – Our Transfiguration GOYA will be selling homemade Apple Pies for $20 each as their fall fundraiser! Place your order with a GOYAn during coffee hour on Sundays through November 12th or by clicking the link or QR code. Pies will be available for pick-up during coffee hour on November 19th. Thank you for your support!
*LOCK-IN - Attention GOYAns grades 7-12! Join us for our annual GOYA Lock-in on November 17th! Metropolis of Boston Camp staff members will lead us in a fun night which will include food, a session about our faith, and some fun games after dark! Parents, please fill out the QR consent form by November 15th to reserve a spot. Any questions, please reach out to GOYA advisors Presbytera Cassandra Floor (978) 761-8366 or Susan Mitchell (978) 835-8318.
*Kalo Mina and Xronia Polla on the Feast Day of our Patron Saints, Sanits Cosmas & Damianos – wonder workers and healers of the sick, clearly emulating the mission of Philoptochos! On Sunday, November 5 Philoptochos will be collecting donations to benefit the philanthropic programs and charities of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. All Members are encouraged to sit together in front pews. Thank you for your donation.
*Our next General Meeting takes place on Saturday morning November 11 at 9:30 am. All members are encouraged to attend. We will make a small Christmas craft for our home-bound and nursing home members.
*Mark your Calendar! Reserve your seat to our fabulous 70th Anniversary Benefit Tea on Sunday, December 3 Indian Ridge Country Club. Invitations are in the mail. Everyone is invited!
PARISH COUNCIL NOMINATIONS WELCOME
Nominations for the 2024-2025 term of Parish Council are welcome. Any parishioner in good standing interested in being nominated must contact the Parish office to request an official nomination form and return the completed form to the office by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023. Elections will be held on December 10, 2023.
Mark your calendars for Parish Assembly on November 12th following Divine Liturgy. More information to come.
The stewardship theme for 2024 will be “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant (Matthew 25:23)”.As faithful servants let us work to complete our 2023 stewardship pledge to the church. If you have not pledged for 2023 it is never too late. Thank you!
Sunday School children in grades 3 and 4 decorated and filled Love Bags that were distributed to the needy. We will continue to collect items such as socks, travel-size toiletries, granola bars, snack bags, wipes, etc. Please join in the mission of making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.
PHILOPTOCHOS LITERACY PROJECT
We will continue to need books for grades 1 & 2, but a greater need of books for grades 3, 4 & 5. Please place new or gently used books in the bin in the upstairs lobby. We so appreciate your commitment to literacy for our children.
Trinity votive candles (To Sponsor a Candle please call the Church Office.)
†Vigil Light at the Side Altar (Icon of the Theotokos): Available
†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: In Loving Memory of John N. Tavoularis from his family
†Vigil Light at the Foot of the Holy Cross: In Loving Memory of George Tsoukalas from his family