2017 PARISH CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Listed below are the events for JUNE & JULY 2017


LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR JUNE:

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Saturday of Souls / Psychosavato: Orthos 9AM / Divine Liturgy 10AM

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Holy Pentecost / Pentecosti: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Monday of the Holy Spirit: Orthos and Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Church, Egg Harbor

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - GOYA trip to Hershey Park: Leaving Church by 7AM. Returning by 10PM

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Sunday of all Saints: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 2nd Sunday of Matthew: FATHER'S DAY: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

AFTER DIVINE LITURGY ON JUNE 18TH THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD - FATHER NICK ON VACATION

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Nativity of St. John the Baptist: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 3rd Sunday of Michael: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Holy Apostles Peter and Paul: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Friday, June 30, 2017 - Synaxis of the Holy Apostles: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM



WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH:

Our parish warmly welcomes all those who have come to pray and worship. We especially extend our gratitude for the offerings made in support of our parish. After services, we invite everyone to join us at coffee hour next door in our Hall.


RECENT ENGAGEMENTS:

Congratulations again to Ellie Giouros on her engagement to Lou Squiccimara! An April 2018 wedding is scheduled.


Congratulations to Gabrielle Fotini Rafael on her engagement to Raymond Angelo Raposelli! A December 2017 wedding is scheduled.


HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GRADUATES:

Congratulations and kudos to Adam Wolfe, Niko Mallous and Anthony Zampirri on their great achievement of receiving their High School Diplomas. God Bless you in all your future endeavors! We also have another graduate: after receiving her Bachelors Degree, Ellie Giouros continued her studies and recently graduated with a degree in Nursing! Job wel done Ellie!!


CONGRATULATIONS:

To Augostina Mallous in winning "Miss NJ Outstanding Teen 2017". She will be competing in the "Miss America Outstanding Teen" in Orlando, Florida this July! Good Luck Augostina and God Bless!


LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR JULY:

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Cosmas & Damianthe Holy Unmercenaries: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 4th Sunday of Matthew: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 5th Sunday of Matthew: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Euphemia the Great Martyr / Olga Equal to the Apostles: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

AFTER DIVINE LITURGY ON TUESDAY JULY 11TH THROUGH SATURDAY, JULY 15TH - FATHER NICK ON VACATION

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - Sunday of the Holy Fathers: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Monday, July 17, 2017 - Marina the Great Martyr: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Elias the Prophet: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Mary Magdaline, Myrrh Bearer & Equal to the Apostles: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 7th Sunday of Matthew: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - Dormition of St. Anna / Mother of the Theotokos: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - St. Paraskevi: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 8th Sunday of Matthew: Orthos 8AM / Divine Liturgy 9:30AM


MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE / TRISAGION SERVICE:

Observance of Memorial Day will be held on Sunday, May 28th. A Memorial service with Koliva will be held for all those whom we wish to remember.


THANK YOU:

A WARM THANK YOU TO Chris and Rose Traficante for the planting of the flowers in front and side of our Church! God Bless you with many years.


MOTHER OF THE YEAR:

Congratulations to our Mother of the Year Eugenia Sakoulas! God Bless you Eugenia for many, many years to come. Your faith, love and dedication to our beloved St. Demetrios is truly appreciated by all.


INFORMATION:

If you wish to have anything printed in the August Newsletter, please e-mail it to Father Nick at frnickraf@comcast.net OR fax it to the church at 609.522.4596.


CHURCH CHOIR & PSALTES:

We gratefully thank our choir members and Psaltes for dedicating their time and talent during the many worship services throughout the church year! God Bless all of you!.>


THE OFFERING BREAD:

WE THANK Soterios and Helen Mallous for the baking and donation of the Prosphora for our weekday and Sunday services! Also, amny thanks to our Ladies Philoptochos and the families who have donated money for the purchase of the LARGE Prosphora from Agia Skepti Monastery in PA.>


2017 PARISH MEMBERSHIP & STEWARDSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS:

All the faithful are invited to pledge a generous 2017 offering for the support and maintenance of our church needs and for our active ministries and programs. The minimum membership enrollment for 2017 is $350 per family and $250 for single adults. Out Orthodox faith and the sacred Liturgical service's are crucial; but, we must also be diligent in HER financial needs. This is our responsibility. PLEASE GIVE AS GENEROUSLY AS YOU CAN - REMEMBER OUR LORD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER! Also, please send in to the church your Parish Registry Forms for 2017.


REMINDER OF SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Starting on Sunday, June 4th and extending to September 30th, our services will be held according to our Summer Schedule. The Orthos will begin at 8:30 AM and the DIvine Liturgy at 9:30 AM! Beginning Sunday, October 1st, we will revert back to our Winter Hours: Orthos at 9 AM and Diveine Liturgy at 10 AM.


GOYA (Ages 12-18):

Will resume at the end of September


JOY (Ages 7-11) & HOPE (Ages 3-6):

Will resume at the end of September


SUNDAY SCHOOL:

Will resume at the end of September


GREEK SCHOOL:

Will resume at the end of September


MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Will resume at the end of September


PHILOPTOCHOS:

Will resume at the end of September


ADULT RELIGION EDUCATION CLASS:

Will resume at the end of September


MEMORIALS:

To all of the family members who will be remembering their loved ones through a Memorial Service, may their Memories Be Eternal.