Announcements


St. Katherine Weekly Bulletin
Week of September 25, 2022

(From an email sent to the St. Katherine's Community dated 9/23/2022)

Dear Saint Katherine Family,
 
Wishing you a blessed last week of September!
 
You might be noticing that this weekly email blast is different? We are trying out a different provider - Constant Contact. I hope you find this delivery method helpful. The weekly bulletin and other attachments are available by clicking the thumbnail images at the bottom of this message.
 
Please note that we are now back to regular Sunday Worship times; Orthros at 9AM followed by Divine Liturgy at 10AM.
 
Wonderful news! The StKatherine Choir will be back in the loft starting this Sunday! Returning choir members must come to rehearsal in the Petrofanis Conference Room (upstairs) during the Orthros service (9-10AM). Anyone interested in joining the group as a new member is asked to contact Kathryn Ramseyer-Noel at: [email protected] before prior to singing with the choir. Youth Choir will also be resuming soon. Interested youth are invited to attend a meeting this Sunday (9/25) at 11:20AM in the Fotion Fellowship Hall.
 
It is not too late to register your children for Sunday School and their other favorite youth ministry groups or activities. Online registration is still available at https://forms.office.com/r/M9xudLZeiM or by scanning the QR code at the bottom of this message with your smart device.
 
The attached bulletin has next week’s schedule but for those who like to plan more than one week ahead please visit our online calendar at https://www.stkatherinegoc.org/news/calendar which will give you a look at what’s going on for the entire current month of September and October too!
 
We are fully open for worship inside our beloved sanctuary but continue to offer our home-bound parishioners a livestreaming video feed at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StKGOC/
 
For those interested in a more interactive experience try visiting the Archdiocese’s “Digital Chant Stand” at https://dcs.goarch.org/ where you can view the text for Orthros and Divine Liturgy (simply select the date and specific service you are interested in.)
 
NAMEDAYS celebrated in the next 7 days:
 
  • Fri, Sept 23 - Iris, Polyxeni(Xenia), Xanthippi
  • Sat, Sept 24 - Mirsini(Amersa), Mirto, Persephoni, Persis(Persa), Thekla
  • Sun, Sept 25 - Euphrosyne(Froso), Finbar (YES! We do have a Finbar in our congregation!)
  • Thur, Sept 29 - Kyriakos
  • Fri, Sept 30 - Stratonikos(Straton, Stratos)
Chronia Polla! (Many Years!) to our parishioners who celebrate in the next 7 days!
 
Attached below are thumbnail links to event flyers for many of the items mentioned in our bulletin, please take a look for more details about these events.
 
There are also some flyers for events NOT mentioned in our bulletin:
 
  • UCLA-Stavros Niarchos Foundation's kick off glendi for the new academic year. Saturday, 9/24 at 7PM at UCLA’s Rolfe Hall courtyard. Festivities will include remarks from Ioannis Stamatekos (the new Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles), refreshments, musical performances, and dancing. Event details/RSVP link at https://hellenic.ucla.edu/event/glendi/
  • The StKatherine Greek Dance School will begin practice sessions this coming Monday 9/26. All dancers and dance parents are asked to attend this important first session.
Wishing you a blessed weekend and week ahead.
 
With the help of the office volunteers,

Tom A. Bouras

Office Manager
St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church
722 Knob Hill Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277-4345
310-540-2434

Flyers:

Parish Calendar
Weekly Bulletin


 

Archdiocese Announces COVID-19 Relief Program

 

New York - The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the creation of the “Greek Orthodox Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund” as an important part of its efforts to support those around the country who have been impacted by the current pandemic.  One-time grants of up to $2,500 will be made available to those who are facing extreme financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. 

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros had urged the creation of the Fund and commented:

“During this desperate time, we believe it is our responsibility to provide, in addition to our spiritual care, material support for our brothers and sisters who are facing unexpected financial hardship. We now have the ability to provide funding up to $500,000, but I want to challenge everyone to help our Church raise an additional $500,000, as we expect the consequences of the Pandemic to extend at least through the end of this year. We are committed to helping people in their daily lives, and are grateful to those who will join our cause.”

Archbishop Elpidophoros named Bishop Apostolos of Medeia to lead a committee to approve applications for relief. Those facing an economic or financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and in need of emergency help with expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, food, childcare, medical, funeral or other daily costs, may apply to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, which has been privately funded, through the GOARCH website https://www.goarch.org/covid19relief

Those who wish to contribute to the Fund may do so at www.goarch.org/covid19/donate.

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