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From 08-08-2010 Sunday Bulletin

posted Sep 10, 2010, 11:59 AM by FrCiprian Sas

·         “CHAMPIONS OF FAITH” – This year’s VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL this past week was a repeated success. Some of their artwork in the Church Hall and surely their increased knowledge base will prove it. The increase of Vacation Church School from a total of 3 days to 5 days is here to stay; the children themselves said they wish it was at least a month long. As the parish priest of this parish and spiritual leader for these children as well, I can’t see how it could get much better than “children asking for longer church school during their vacation”. God bless them; they all worked hard while learning a lot and having lots of fun.

·         SUNDAY SCHOOL – Registration for the 2010-2011 Sunday School year continues today. The first day of Sunday School will be September 12, 2010, BUT please see Maria Katsiris to register your children a.s.a.p. so that supplies can be ordered in a timely manner. The Sunday School Teacher meeting has been postponed to Sunday, August 22. Please let Maria Katsiris know if you will not be able to make it.

·         NEW ALTAR CLOTHS – Thank you to Philoptochos for spear-heading the project of purchasing new covers for the altar and other liturgical items. They have arrived and were blessed on the Feast of Transfiguration (Aug. 6). We will be using them after this lent.

·         THE MESSENGER – Though the deadline for the September-October Newsletter Issue is August 15, we kindly request that all ministry leaders speak with Fr. Ciprian to finalize events and submit your parts as soon as possible. There is a lot be accomplished during this week and Fr. Ciprian and Michael would like to have enough time to finish this newsletter issue before leaving the country later in August. Thus, your timely submission to stj.new@gmail.com is much needed and will be greatly appreciated.

·         DOMITION FAST – continues until Sun, August 15th. PLEASE SUBMIT TODAY your list of living persons you’d like commemorated by name during the next 3 Paraklesis Services.

·         Mon, Aug 9 – 5:30pm-6:30pm Paraklesis Service

·         Tue, Aug 10 – 5:30pm-6:30pm Life Lessons from Gospel Readings Class

·         Wed, Aug 11 – 5:30pm-6:30pm Paraklesis Service
Wed, Aug 11 – 6:30pm-8:00pm Parish Council Meeting

·         Fri, Aug 13 – 5:30pm-6:30pm Paraklesis Service

·         Sat, Aug 14 – 7:00pm Great Vespers, Artoklasia, & Reception at Assumption Church in East Moline for the celebration of their Feast Day.

·         Sun, Aug 15 – DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS - SUMMER HOURS - Orthros at 8:00am; Divine Liturgy at 9:00am; Fellowship at about 10:30am (Elleni & Rory Huerter)

·         Mon, Aug 16 – Metropolis Clergy Families at St. Iakovos Retreat Center

·         Tue, Aug 17 – 5:30pm-6:30pm Life Lessons from Gospel Readings Class

·         Fri, Aug 20-Mon, Aug 23 – Fr. Ciprian on Vacation; No Vespers; Sunday Services by Fr. Elias

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