PALM SUNDAY LUNCEON: Join us next Sunday after Liturgy for our annual Palm Sunday Fish Luncheon, sponsored by our St. Katherine’s Philoptochos. For those who can’t eat fish there will be macaroni and cheese dinners available.
LENTEN BOOKS FOR SALE: We have a limited number of copies of several Lenten books for purchase for you to read during the upcoming Lenten Season. Please visit our Bookstore during the Fellowship Hour today and get your copies!! Please support our “First Hierarch” bookstore and enhance your Lenten worship experience by purchasing one of these books.
JUNIOR OLYMPICS: If anyone is interested in being the Junior Olympics coordinator this year please see Fr. Jim for more information.
COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP: The sign up sheet for 2019 is on the information table. Please sign up to sponsor coffee hour in 2019. We thank everyone that sponsored in 2018.
FAMILY NIGHT: Join us on Friday, April 19th, at 5:30 for an evening of Lenten family fun, activities, and fellowship. We will learn and prepare the palm crosses for Palm Sunday and more. Lenten snacks will be provided. Please call the office by Thursday, April 18th so that we can make sure we have enough materials and snacks for everyone.
EASTER EGG HUNT VOLUNTEERS: We are in need of a couple parents that are willing to fill Easter Eggs with candy, and to set up our Easter Egg Hunt. If you would like to help please see Fr. Jim.
FR JIM PLANNING PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LANDS AND TURKEY IN OCTOBER 2019. Fr Jim, along with Fr. Apostolos Georgiafentis of St Demetrios in Chicago, are tentatively planning a 2 week pilgrimage to visit Holy sites in Jerusalem and Turkey. The trip is finalized and will take place September 30th through October 14th. Among the sites to be visited will be: The Holy Sepluchre, Bethlehem, The Jordan River, The Church of the Annunciation, The Sea of Galilee, Agia Sohpia, The Ecumenical Patriarchate, Cappadocia, Gethsemane, the Dead Sea, and Cana . Price is $3,999, but will be inclusive. This will be a journey of a lifetime and a pilgrimage of the soul. There are only 14 spaces available. If you are interested or for more info please see or call Fr. Jim.
HOLY CONFESSION: Starting March 12th Father will be available every Tuesday from 4-6 and Saturday from 11-1 during Great and Holy Lent for those who wish to come to confession without an appointment. If you would like to come at another time or day please call or see Fr. Jim.
DECORATED EASTER CANDLE SALE: Beautifully decorated Easter candles for your children, godchildren, & grandchildren to hold and receive the light of the resurrection and great gifts to add to your Easter baskets are available for purchase today through Holy Week by the Coffee Hour. Cost per candle is $10 and all proceeds benefit the Church. This is a great way to support St. Iakovos.
KOLIVA FOR MEMORIALS: Themi Gorman has so kindly offered to make Koliva for Memorials within the Church. The cost is $50 for the small and $75 for a large tray. If you would like more information, please call the Church office or see Fr. Jim.
LOFT SPONSORSHIP: Each issue of our monthly Parish Journal “The Loft” has been sponsored for the last seventeen years! We are currently accepting sponsors for our 20th year which runs from March 2019-February 2020. Sponsorship is $135 for families and $200 for businesses. Issues may be dedicated in honor of a special occasion, in memory of friends and family members who have fallen asleep in the Lord, or for those who just wish to support our monthly Parish journal. If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming issue or future issues please contact Fr. Jim or call the Church Office at 462-4052. Thank you again to everyone that has sponsored. If you would like to sponsor for our 20th year please call the Church Office or see Fr. Jim.
CHARITY WINE TASTING: Our annual Charity Tasting is fast approaching. The event will be held Saturday, May 18th at the Old Town Banquet Center. The time of the event is 6:00pm-9:00pm. There will be a silent auction with proceeds going to St. Iakovos Charities. The cost of the event is $35 a person if tickets are purchased in advance. Tickets will be $50 the day of the event. If you would like tickets, please see Fr. Jim or visit the Church Office. All proceeds from ticket sales and auction will go to St. Iakovos and its Charities.