Archbishop Demetrios of America to Visit St. Barbara Next Sunday
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will be making a pastoral visit to our St. Barbara community next Sunday, March 11 and will officiate over the Archierarchical Divine Liturgy.
Parish News and Events
Sunday, March 4
Sunday of Orthodoxy
Divine Liturgy...9:45 a.m.
Sunday School...9:45 a.m.
Tanglewood Marionettes...1:00 p.m.
Monday, March 5
D.A.D. Clergy Retreat
Great Compline Service...6:00 p.m.
P.T.O. Meeting...7:00 p.m.
G.O.Y.A. Meeting...7:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6
D.A.D. Clergy Retreat
Wednesday, March 7
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy...6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 8
Greek School...4:30-6:30 p.m.
Division 1 Basketball Practice at Holy Infant...6:30 p.m.
Division 2 and 3 Basketball Practice at Holy Infant...7:30 p.m.
Senior Division Basketball Practice at Holy Infant...8:45 p.m.
Friday, March 9
2nd Salutations to the Theotokos...7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 10
G.O.Y.A. Scavenger Hunt at Rockefeller Center - Bus departure from Saint Barbara Church...8:00 a.m.
2012 Clergy-Laity Assembly, Zoodochos Peghe, Bronx, NY...9:00 a.m.
G.O.Y.A. serving at the Community Dining Room in Branford...10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 11
Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
Pastoral Visit by
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America
Archieratical Divine Liturgy...9:30 a.m.
Sunday School...9:45 a.m.
Parish Luncheon following the Divine Liturgy
Holy Trinity Chapel Update
The Holy Trinity Chapel construction is proceeding beautifully. The exterior siding, electrical work, and insulation are almost finished. The chapel`s construction costs were generously underwritten by the Holy Trinity community of Ansonia and the Vartelas family. We will be sending a photo update soon to our parish email listserver.
Free Smoke Alarms for Residents of Orange
The Town of Orange Fire Marshal`s Office is giving away free smoke detectors to any resident of the Town of Orange. Detectors will be provided and installed free of charge by the Fire Marshal`s Office. The goal of this program is to prevent the loss of life and injuries caused by fire. To arrange for your free smoke detectors please call 203-891-4711.
Mark your Calendars
Upcoming retreats and lectures:
The lecture "An Iconographer`s Journey" by Iconographer Andrew Bobik, Jr. was postponed due to the weather. It will be rescheduled at a future date.
March 17, 2012: St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
March 24, 2012: G.O.Y.A. Scavenger Hunt at Rockefeller Center/Radio City
March 25, 2012: Greek Language School Program Annual Celebration and Luncheon
March 25, 2012: Greek Independence Day Parade, New York City
March 31, 2012: District Oratorical Festival at Archangels Church, Stamford, CT
Stewardship 2012 Update
Our 2012 Stewardship goal: $350,000. As of March 2, 2012:
Pledges Received: 266
Total Amount Pledged $130,743.40.
While a stewardship report is given at every General Assembly, the Parish Council wishes to keep parishioners updated regularly. Therefore, we are publishing this stewardship update each week in the parish bulletin. The St. Barbara Stewardship Committee and the Parish Council wish to thank our stewards for their commitment in reaching our 2012 Stewardship goal of $350,000. If you have not yet done so, please return your Stewardship Pledge forms to the Church Office. Together, we can grow in our faith and commitment.
Our Parish Calendar is now Online!
The entire St. Barbara Calendar is now online. You can view the current calendar from our web site at: http://www.saintbarbara.org/news/calendar
Do you have a mobile phone or are you using Outlook or iCal? Then you can instantly add St. Barbara as one of your calendars and instantly get all the Church events instantly on your mobile phone, iPad, or computer with just one click.
Consider sponsoring Coffee Hour
Consider being a sponsor for our Coffee Fellowship, which takes place after Church services every Sunday. To become a sponsor, please contact Lea in the Church Office.
St. Barbara Bookstore is now online!
The St. Barbara Religious Bookstore is now online. Thousands of products including books, icons, CDs, and more are available. Items are shipped directly to your home. Simply copy and paste this fully link to visit our online store.
The St. Barbara online store has been made possible free of charge through our Archdiocese.
Gift Card Orders are Ready for Pickup During Coffee Hour
Parishioners who placed orders for gift cards including Stop and Shop, Starbucks, iTunes, Target, Shop Rite, etc. may pickup their orders following the Divine Liturgy during Coffee Hour. Proceeds from gift card purchases directly benefit our St. Barbara community.
Join our St. Barbara Facebook Page
St. Barbara is on Facebook! Be sure to join the official Facebook page for St. Barbara at: http://www.facebook.com/stbarbaragoc
How Your Weekly Shopping can Support St. Barbara
Did you know that your daily cup of coffee or shopping for groceries, clothing, or even dining out can benefit St. Barbara? Stop by our "Scrip" booth every Sunday During Coffee hour and purchase gift cards for your favorites such as Stop and Shop, Starbucks, L.L. Bean, Dunkin Donuts, Mobile Gas, Target, Shop Rite, Walmart, Home Depot, Dicks Sports, and hundreds more participating retailers. Your purchases can raise anywhere from 4%-15% for St. Barbara! Every purchase you make benefits Saint Barbara at no extra cost to you! There is simply no simpler or easier way to support our community. See the Scrip desk at Coffee Hour for more information.