DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE
The Daughters of Penelope are having their annual Bake sale and Basket sale for Mother's Day.
GRECIAN FESTIVAL BAKE
Philoptochos ladies are looking for volunteers to make spanakopites on Tuesday, May 11th and on Tuesday, May 18th to make tiropites at 9:00 am. Ladies your help is needed.
Fr. Greg will be offering a bible study class on Wednesdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm starting this coming Wednesday May 12th. This class is primarily aimed at those who are retired or do not wish to drive at night. An evening class will be forthcoming. All who plan on attending are encouraged to bring bibles, but copies will be provided as well.
SUNDAY SCHOOL GRADUATION
Please note that Sunday School Graduation has been changed to May 16th.
FAMILY CENTER NEWS
Pursuant to a unanimous vote by the Parish Council, the Building Committee was authorized to award and hire Aberthaw Construction as the General Contractor for Phase I--Stage 1 of the Family Center project. Aberthaw was selected from a group of 7 contractors who bid for Stage 1. The bid came in under $700,000 representing a reduction of over 40% from the original estimate for Stage 1. Construction will commence a week after the Grecian Festival and completion estimated at 11 weeks, over 50% shorter than originally planned.
THE FAITH is the title of a book by Clark Carlton worth reading and will be featured at the bookstore in the month of April. This text is about understanding Orthodox Christianity. Easter has brought us much inspiration and renewal. This book is an excellent tool to build upon our love for the church by educating ourselves to better understand why we attend each Sunday. We can also educate others by sharing what we have learned or giving them a copy of this book, which is written in simple language for anyone to pick up and read. We are so fortunate, after all, as Carlton states, "The Orthodox Church of today does not imitate [the] original Christian community; She is that community."
METROPOLIS OF BOSTON LAITY AWARD DINNER
The 24th Annual Metropolis of Boston Ministry Award Dinner will take place on Sunday June 13th, at Lombardo's Randolph, MA The recipient this year from our Cathedral is Anthony “Al” Matulaitis. Congratulations Al and thank you for all the work you have done for our Cathedral.
GRECIAN FESTIVAL NEWS
The AGORA is now accepting donations of Petzetakia and other linens, Icons, Hellenic Books, all in saleable condition. Please drop off in the church office with your name. Thank you!
Grecian Festival Volunteer Sign-up Sheets are now up in the Auditorium. Please call Erin Moudios with any questions. 508-612-7529.
This year the Philoptochos will be giving out three Scholarships: Agamemnon Commatas Scholarship $500, Vasiliky Strates Moshos Scholarship $500, and Ladies Philoptochos Scholarship $1,000. The Scholarship awards will be given to the recipient on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20th. You can pick up applications from the church office.
CULTURAL CENTER HRISOHORAFTION
The application for the Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton Scholarship is now available in the Cathedral office. Deadline is August 1st. The awards will be given out in September.
The Little Angels playgroup meets every Wednesday from 10:30 am-12:30 pm beneath the Cathedral.
The next GOYA meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30 pm beneath the Cathedral.
HOLY TRINITY CORNER
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, May 15th-The Annual Louise Peters Memorial Walk-A-Thon at Holy Trinity begins at 10:00am - Great prizes! Pick up a pledge sheet or download one on www.htnr.net. For more information, call Serena at 508-752-4628 or email@example.com.
When you hear the word "Stewardship," what comes to mind? Stewardship is about more than the money we pledge or drop into the collection plate. It is everything we do after we say what we believe. The Lord has entrusted us with time, talent, and treasure. As good stewards, we must use all of these for His glory and not our own. Stewardship is as simple as picking up a newspaper or trash in the parking lot.
HOSPITAL AND HOME VISITS
Due to strict HIPPA laws, medical professionals can not inform our priests if anyone has been admitted into the hospital. Therefore, for both Father Dean and Father Greg to be able to visit and offer blessings to those sick or infirmed, please have a family member call the church and let them know.
AHEPA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS Scholarship Applications are available for High School Seniors associate with the Order of AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, and Maids of Athena who are entering College. Please call Tom Malitas, Scholarship Chairman at 508-829-4511, cell 508-320-9132 or AHEPA Home 508-791-2574. Deadline is May 1st.
FEDERATION OF HELLENIC-AMERICAN SOCIETIES OF NEW ENGLAND
Will be giving out three Scholarships: Harry Katis Scholarship $1,000, F.H.A.S.N.E. Scholarship $1,000, Constantine Hionides Scholarship $1,000. You can pick up the application from the church office.
ZACHARY W. KASSOS IONIAN VILLAGE MEMORIAL AWARD
In loving memory of our son, Zachary, we have established this $500 annual memorial award to help defray some of the expenses associated with participating in the Ionian Village Summer Camp program. Applications are now available in the Cathedral office. Completed applications are due by Sunday, May 30, 2010. The recipient will be recognized on Sunday, June 20, 2010 following church services.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Tuesday, May 11 - GOYA, 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 12 - Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Nursing Home, 9:30am
Wednesday, May 12 - Little Angels, 10:30 am Wednesday, May 12 - Dance Group, 5:15 pm Thursday, May 13 - Divine Liturgy Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 9 am Saturday, May 15 - Orthodox Food Pantry, 10 am Sunday, May 16 - Orthros 9am, Div., Liturgy, 10am