Letter from St. Katherine Office
(From and email sent to the St. Katherine's Community dated 02/21/2020)
Dear Saint Katherine Family,
Saturday February 22, is the first Saturday of the Souls for 2020. Bring your list of names and your kolyva. Extra name sheets are available on the counter at the back of the church, along with donation envelopes for the discretionary fund, for anyone so moved. It is a good spiritual practice and very beneficial to offer charity in the memory of our loved ones. The Orthros for tomorrow is basically a very ornate and complete memorial service. Well worth attending.
Sunday is the 2nd Sunday before Great Lent, and the Church calls to mind the Return of the Lord and the Last Judgment. It is no accident that the Church places the great memorial service of the Psycho-Savato (Saturday of Souls) the day before we recall the Final Judgment of the departed faithful. You can read more about Meatfare/Judgment Sunday at: https://www.goarch.org/meatfare
As its name suggests, Meatfare Sunday is the last day we eat meat until Holy Pascha. In recognition of the day, Fr. Peter will lead a YAL brunch/talk titled “Taco Talk” at the Palmilla Cocina in Hermosa.
Be sure to check out the rest of the attached flyers for info about:
- The services of Great Lent
- Job opportunities with the 2020 Census
- The 3/1 Forgiveness Vespers/Talk & Wine&Cheese Reception
- The very interesting KEFI documentary (do any of the dancers in the flyer look familiar?)
- Timely information from the Archdiocese addressing cyber security in light of recurring faux emails supposedly from parish priests.
Name day shout-out to all who celebrate in the coming days:
- Wed, 2/26 – Photini/Lucile/Luz (aka the Samaritan Woman) and Sebastian
Wishing you a blessed and happy weekend and week ahead and a wonderful Meatfare Sunday.
With the help of the office volunteers,
Tom A. Bouras
Stewardship Frequently Asked Questions
Greek Letters & Arts Contest Winners 2020
The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt - February 22
YAL SOCAL - Taco Talk with Fr. Peter Dogias - February 23
KEFI - FDF Documentary - February 25
Forgiveness Vespers - March 1, 2020
Weekday Services of Great Lent – 2020