Rev. Jason Vansuch, Parish Priest
MISSION STATEMENT OF ST. GEORGE ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH
Our mission is to live, proclaim, and bring the Gospel of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ to our everyday life and ministry.
THE MAKING OF KIDUS AFEWORKI AN ALTAR SERVER (Sunday of Orthodoxy 2016)
THE FAMILY HELP CENTER
The Family Help Center is a local non-profit organization that helps build stronger families by caring for the needs of the children, as well as providing support to the entire family. Since 1973, the Family Help Center has been providing services to families, especially focusing on providing the children the support that they need. Family Help Center is the only 24-hour, 365-day-a-year family crisis intervention and support service in Erie County. It is a multi-service agency, providing in-home support services to all of Erie County, as well as New York State licensed daycare facility services.
In continuing with our parish outreach ministry, the Church School will be having an on-going collection throughout the year for the Family Help Center of the following items that they are in most need of:
Diapers (sizes 1-5) Hair Ties
Wipes Body Soap
Underwear – all sizes Lotions
Undershirts – all sizes Toothpaste
Socks (sizes 2-10) Toothbrushes
Hairbrushes Nail Clippers
Please bring these items to church and place them in the collection box near the Giving Christmas Tree. Once a month, Fr. Jason will take these items down to the Family Help Center. Thank you for your continued love, generosity and prayerful support. May God continue to richly bless and guide you.
UPCOMING EVENTS WITHIN THE LIFE OF OUR PARISH
CHIAVETTA’S CHICKEN BBQ FUNDRAISER
2 Nottingham Terrace
(Corner of Amherst and Nottingham Streets)
SUNDAY JULY 31, 2016
12-6 pm/sold out
- Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ
- potato salad and coleslaw
- bread and butter
- Dessert $1/each
- Soda or bottled water $1/each
Dine in or Take Out
At the door $10.00 ~~ Presale $9.00
For more information, please call 432-8280 or 875-4222
A Very Special CELEBRATION of the
Feast of Holy Pentecost
JUNE 19, 2016
The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a Sunday.
The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost, a feast of the Jewish tradition. It also celebrates the establishment of the Church through the preaching of the Apostles and the baptism of the thousands who on that day believed in the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ. The Feast is also seen as the culmination of the revelation of the Holy Trinity.
As we celebrated the Great Feast of Holy Pentecost at St. George Orthodox Church, we had a blessed parish celebration with a full church, almost everyone wearing green (to symbolize new life), a beautiful Vespers Service with the Kneeling Prayers (as this was the first time since Pascha that we kneel in church), followed by our Annual Parish Potluck Ethnic Luncheon where we enjoyed delicious foods from the various ethnicities of our parishioners. The key highlight of this luncheon is the praying of The Our Father in the various languages of our parishioners were we together as one voice say The Our Father in the many languages of our Parish! This year we had 9 languages: English, Russian, Greek, Albanian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Spanish, Urdu, and Tigrinya (Eritrean). Please enjoy the video of our parish celebrating Holy Pentecost with one voice in many languages!! Please visit our photo gallery for more pictures of the life at St. George Orthodox Church.Pentecost 2016
GEORGE ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH UPCOMING EVENTS
~ Church School/Orthodox Youth Outing ~
~ SPECIAL PARISH MEETING~
SUNDAY August 7, 2016
~ Community Memorial Prayer Service for
the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 ~
Sunday September 11, 2016
~ Byzantine Dinner ~
Sunday September 18, 2016
12:00 to 3:00 PM
~ Community Parish Open House ~
Sunday October 30, 2016
Presentation on the History of the Orthodox Faith
Church Tours with Presentation on Icons
Reception following Concert in the Church Hall
Come, See, and Taste the Orthodox Church!!
Bring a Friend! All are Welcome!
~ Community Healing Prayer Service ~
2nd Monday of every month at 6:30 PM
~ The Annual Blessing of Animals ~
Sunday November 6, 2016 – 2 PM