St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA PUBLISH DATE: November 1, 2013


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Appeal for Holy Cross Theological School October 18, 2013
St. Luke the Evangelist

Beloved Brethren in Christ our God:

Our Holy Cross Theological School in Brookline, Massachusetts is celebrating 75 years of preparing priests and religious educators for service in our Lord`s Holy Church. All of the parishes of our Metropolis of San Francisco have been asked to raise funds for our Holy Cross Theological School in observance of this anniversary. The goal for each parish is $1,000.

I know that the economic atmosphere of our times is stifling and that there are so many needs that we must address for our families and for our St. George parish - and certainly I understand if you are among those who simply may not want to donate for this cause (perhaps having made commitments for other worthy causes), or who simply just can`t give at this time.

If, however, you feel that you can find your way to offer a donation according to your heart and means, it would be a blessing for our Theological School. In return, be assured that your name will be added to our prayer list which will be sent to Holy Cross with the request that you and your family are remembered during the celebration of the Holy Sacraments celebrated at the Holy Cross chapel.

Giving to our Theological School, as is true in giving to every educational cause, a gift that keeps on giving and is multiplied many times over. Think about it.

If you wish to offer a donation, please send a check to our parish office at:

St. George Greek Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 4755
Palm Desert, CA 92261

Make out the check to METROPOLIS OF SAN FRANCISCO and write: "HC/HC 75th ANNIVERSARY" on the memo line. Please list the names of your loved ones to be included on our prayer list, which will be sent to Holy Cross Theological School within the next few weeks.

May our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ always grant to you His many and great blessings.


Coffee Hour Hostesses - The Ladies of Philoptochos

Ushers: Tasia Richards, Anna Prineas

PHILOPTOCHOS Today a special tray will be passed by our Philoptochos Ladies in honor of their Patron Saints, Sts. Cosmas and Damian. We look forward to everyone's enthusiasic support of our Philoptochos today. Philoptochos is recognized nationally as a major charitable and philanthropic organization. Tomorrow, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th - Philoptochos Board Meeting at 10:30 a.m. Next Monday, NOVEMBER 11th - Philoptochos General Members' Members Meeting at 6:00 p.m. (a dinner meeting with a guest speaker).

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARD Participation in the Community Christmas Card this year is $20 per entry. Participation forms are available in our parish hall.

ALTAR FLOWER BOUQUETS The Bouquets gracing our Altar Gate today were donated as follows:

Angie Dyer..."In honor of my grandson Kyle, for his birthay".

Bill Domoras..."In loving memory of Ethel Chilles."

Those wishing to donate for flower bouquets which adorn our Altar Gate are asked to see Fr. Ted or Louise Dobbs Barringer. Each bouquet is $50 and may be dontated "in honor" or "in memory" of loved ones.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING Our Fall General Assembly Meeting will be held on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Only members in good standing may participate.

ST. GEORGE OUTREACH BROCHURE We have begun hearing from people who have taken some of our Outreach Brochures that have been distributed throughout our community. Some have expressed an interest in learning more about our Orthodox Faith. Let`s keep up the good work! Our Outreach Brochures are available in our parish hall.

AHEPA THANKSGIVING DINNER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th AT OUR ST. GEORGE CHURCH - 6:00 P.M. ADULTS: $15 / CHILDREN UNDER 12: $7. Contact Harry Loukatos (760) 275-5196 or Wynn Storton (760) 564-7371 or the Ahepa website: to make reservations and for more information.

VETERAN`S DAY TRIBUTE The Veterans' Day Program will be presented next Sunday, NOVEMBER 10, 2013. Today is the DEADLINE for submitting the names of the veterans and active duty military personnel to be honored at our Veterans', Day Program, "Honoring our Veterans". It is also the DEADLINE for making reservations for the complimentary luncheon. Please see Bill Domoras or Julian Garcia during today's fellowship hour. Our Veterans' Day Tribute is a coordinated and shared effort by OUR PARISH COUNCIL, OUR LOCAL AHEPA CHAPTER 528 AND OUR PARISH LADIES OF PHILOPTOCHOS. Our special guest for this event will be Col. Steve Pisanos ("The Flying Greek").

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 19th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, which will take place on SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014 at the CLASSIC CLUB GOLF COURSE with a 4-person scramble shot-gun start at 11:30 A.M. Deadline for registration is December 1, 2013. Contact our Golf Tournament chairman, Mr. Bill Domoras for registration and participation information. REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR PARISH HALL.

PARISH DIRECTORY Participation Forms are available in our parish hall. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN PRODUCING OUR UPDATED ST. GEORGE PARISH DIRECTORY, which will be published this Spring. See Louise Dobbs Barringer or Jim Christopoulos for more information.

PARISH COUNCIL CANDIDACY & ELECTION FORMS These forms are now available. Please see Fr. Ted. The deadline: November 15, 2013

Philoptochos Board Meeting - 10:30 a.m.
Festival Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

Bible Study - 10:00 a.m.

AHEPA Meeting - 6:30 p.m.

Choir Practice - 4:00 p.m.

Orthros - 8:30 a.m.
Divine Liturgy-9:30 a.m

We are all invited to participate in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast Day of St. Nectarios which will be celebrated in Covina, California - Orthros: 9:00 a.m./ Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m.

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