St. Katherine Weekly Bulletin
Week of September 19, 2021
(From and email sent to the St. Katherine's Community dated 9/17/2021)
Dear Saint Katherine Family,
It’s so exciting to have our youth groups gathering back on our campus! Sunday School and Greek Dance will be resuming this week! Welcome back!
In addition to the weekly bulletin, check out the attached calendar and flyers for additional information on featured activities.
Of course we are also open for “in person” worship inside our beloved sanctuary. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is requiring that (until further notice) masks must be worn by all persons while indoors.
Our home-bound parishioners - not able to attend services "in person" - are invited to view our livestreaming video feed at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StKGOC/
You will find Sunday’s special hymns and scripture readings listed in the attached weekly bulletin.
NAMEDAYS celebrated in the next 7 days:
- Fri, Sep 17 - Sophia, Agape(Charity), Elpida(Hope), Faith(Pisti, Vera); Sonya (CLICK to read the touching story of Sophia & her daughters)
- Sat, Sep 18 - Ariadne
- Tue, Sep 21 - Ionas(Jona)
- Wed, Sep 22 - Loizos(Louis)/Loiza(Louise)
- Thur, Sep 23 - Iris, Polyxeni(Xenia), Xanthippe
- Fri, Sep 24 - Mirsine, Persephone, Mirto, Thekla
Chronia Polla! (Many Years!) to our parishioners celebrating this week.
It didn’t make it into the weekly bulletin but it’s not too late to participate in tomorrow’s UCLA ZOOM lecture:
Join (via ZOOM) a conversation with award-winning author/director Chris Jaymes (whose credits include: LOST, Party of Five, Chicago Hope, The Profiler) on 9/18 at 10AM as he discusses his graphic novel “Sons of Chaos,” a search for why the Greek Revolution of 1821 still resonates today - the unlikely story of a small nation coming together to defeat a massive empire. Visit www.hellenic.ucla.edu to RSVP and view other upcoming lectures.
Wishing you a blessed weekend and week ahead.
With the help of the office volunteers,
Tom A. Bouras
Letter to Parish RE Festival 2021
Youth Ministries Online Registration
St. Katherine Parish Family Luncheon - September 12
St George Greek Orthodox Church Golf Tournament - September 25
Legacy of Love
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.