A Message From Father Lou
“The Orthodox Family –
Those who seek the Lord shall never be
IN WANT OF ANY BLESSING”
Our New Ecclesiastical Year is upon us. Our adopted Parish theme for the year 2015 – 2016, noted above is from the 2016 Stewardship of our Archdiocese.
One will recognize this from the Hymn from the Service of the Blessing of the Five Loaves, remembering the miracle and the feeding of the 5000. The total hymn is: “Those in whom wealth abounds may poor and hungry be, but those who eagerly seek the Lord shall never be in want of any blessing”
Indeed it is by focusing our attention on our Loving Lord that we receive the ultimate security of life and love that we all so deeply need.
As we begin this new Church Year, allow me to highlight the following:
· Our Ministry Fair, the beginning of Sunday Church School, Choir, Adult Education, Fellowship Nights and Fall Programs begin on Sunday, September 13.
· “Saint Nicholas National Shrine Weekend” – we will ALL worship at the Assumption Cathedral on Sunday, September 27. (Saint Catherine will NOT have Liturgy that day. We will have the Church open from 8:30am -10:15am for those who will not be able to attend the Cathedral and would like to light a candle). The Cathedral, our Saint Catherine Parish, Philoptochos from the two Parishes, AHEPA Chapter 145, will combine efforts to promote and raise funds for the new St. Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero in New York City. Detailed information regarding the historical event may be found on pages 10, 11 and 12 of the Kandili.
· Orthodox Architecture and completion Committee Presentation – will be offered by Tim Politis and the Completion Committee on Sunday, September 20 and Sunday October 25, following Divine Liturgy and Wednesday evening, September 30 from 6-7pm. These gatherings will share with all the vision for renovation, maintenance, improvement and iconography and solicit parishioner’s participation in preparation for a Special Fall General Assembly to vote on going forward with this project.
Please allow me to thank all of you – my brother clergymen, Parish Council members, Philoptochos members, our dedicated staff, Ministry Team Leaders and members, and ALL volunteers for your beautiful and faithful dedication to our Lord and His Saint Catherine Parish.
May we have a most blessed Year of our Lord.
“Those who seek the Lord shall never be IN WANT OF ANY BLESSING”
With our Lord’s blessings,