Confessions with Father Demosthenes are available during the Paraklesis Service on Wednesday evenings. If another day or time is needed, please call the church office at 408-246-2770.
Practices have begun in the Community Center. The schedule is as follows:
Jr. High level players practice on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
High School level players practice on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm.
Adults practice on Thursdays and Sundays with an open gym from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
If you have any further questions, please call Elias Papadokonstadakis at 408-497-4522 or email at email@example.com.
COFFEE HOUR TEAM
This Sunday's coffee hour team: Marcella Fotis, Susana Kottikas, and Ginette Sawaya.
If you wish to be on the coffee teams that are forming, please contact Marcella Fotis at 408-723- 4124.
Please note: A new coffee team schedule will not be sent out until all the new teams are formed.
RESERVATIONS FOR SAINT NIKITAS LUNCHEON
Reservations are now available for the luncheon scheduled for Sunday, September 17 at 12:30pm honoring His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas to celebrate the feast day of Saint Nikitas.
Ticket price: $55.00
Checks payable to Saint Nicholas church.
Please see Roula Demertzis after church service, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (408) 564-2387.
FATHER JOHN BERRIS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Father Berris Golf Classic, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization benefiting seminarians from our Diocese enrolled in the Masters of Divinity Program at Holy Cross Seminary and the St. Nicholas Building Fund, in memory of Fr. John Berris, of blessed memory. Over the last 28 years $191,000 has been awarded in scholarships to seminarians and over $120,000 to St. Nicholas Building Fund, all thanks to our sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers. The 29th annual Fr. Berris Golf Classic will be held Monday, September 18th at Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose. Please join us for a fun day of golf and fellowship and/or consider being a sponsor, gift donor or volunteer at the tournament. For more information visit www.FrBerisGolf.org or call Jim Chiochios at 408.741.5534 OR email Joanne Pagonis at email@example.com for player/sponsor/gift information; or Alexis Geranios at firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteers.
OUR CULTURE IN COSTUMES
St. Anna Philoptochos presents: Our Culture in Costumes. Save the date: September 30, 2017 and join us in presenting the unique and creative work of all dancers, mothers, yiayias, theas, and friends who worked hard to promote our dance culture through the many dance costumes they created. Tickets will be sold beginning August 15th at the community coffee hour after the liturgy celebrating the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary. Ticket prices are $50 for adults and $15 for children under 12. We promise a spectacular presentation that will warm your hearts. Any questions, please contact Laurie Sahines 408-823-0111 or email at email@example.com.
The Mochas for Missions fundraising campaign to support the mission churches within our own Metropolis is underway. So far we have raised 11% of our $3,000 goal for our church. There are new containers for you to fill with loose change and return or envelopes for your checks. Please make checks out to Sts Peter and Paul MM with Mochas in the memo. We run from 7/30 to 10/1. We'll be in the small hall after liturgy. The missions bulletin board in the small hall will have cups and envelopes for you to pick up in case we miss you!
Thank you for your support of our other yearly projects: Indigenous priests abroad, short term & long term missionaries and the Theotokos Girls Orphanage.
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES
The AHEPA/DOP Family is excited to announce that we are in the process of reinstating Sons of Pericles(SOP) and Maids of Athena(MOA) Chapter Organizations here in San Jose. The AHEPA Family promotes Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence. We are planning on having a few get togethers to introduce the program later this month. For further information please contact the advisers:
Paul Papageorge- (408)656-5119 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lorraine Hilty (408)202-5541 email@example.com
GOLDEN YEAR NEWS
The summer is almost over. We hope you all had a very pleasant and restful one. We are anxiously waiting to see you all at the first meeting, on: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Small Hall. Please keep in mind that our regular meetings for the new Ecclesiastic Year, have changed to THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE EACH MONTH.
MONASTERY OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS, THE LIFE GIVING SPRING FUNDRAISER: SAVE THE DATE!
Once again, we will be hosting the annual Monastery fundraiser in our Community Center. All proceeds of the event will go directly to helping the different causes of the monastery.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
More details to follow. Please save the date.
GREEK PASTRIES, KOLLYVA & ARTOKLASIA
If you wish to order kollyva, paximadia, koulourakia or other Greek pastries, or artoklasia, please see below. Payment is arranged with the makers and not the church. If there is anyone who wants to be added to the makers list, please call the church office.
Marcella Fotis 408-723-4124
Maria Anagnostou 408-316-6609
For paximadia, koulourakia, and other Greek pastries:
Maria Tsaboukos 408-723-5175
Marcella Fotis 408-723-4124
Antonia Komianos 408-472-3888
Marcella Fotis 408-723-4124
Despina Anagnostou 408-316-6609
ASSYRIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
The Assyrian Church of the East, 680 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125 is hosting its 25th Annual Assyrian Food Festival: Saturday August 19th 11am – 9pm and Sunday August 20th 11am – 9pm. For questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONTEREY BAY GREEK FESTIVAL
The Church of Saint John the Baptist in Carmel invites you to attend and to participate in the 31st Monterey Bay Greek Festival. The venue is magnificent. September 2, 3 and 4, Saturday and Sunday 11am-7pm and Monday 11am-4pm. The Custom House Plaza is located by the Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey.
BELMONT GREEK FESTIVAL
The Belmont Greek Festival will be held Labor Day Weekend, Sept 2-4 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas (corner of Ralston Ave), Belmont. For information, call 650-591-4447 or visit www.goholycross.org/festival.
ST BASIL ANNIVERSARY GALA
St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church invites you to join them in the festive occasion of their 31st Anniversary Gala on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5pm at the The Villages Golf and Country Club, 5000 Cribari Lane, San Jose, 95135. Reservation flyers are available in the Church Office.
FOR THE NEEDS OF THE ALTAR
Sacramental wine has been acquired from St. Anthony’s Monastery in Arizona. This wine is dedicated only to be used for sacraments such as the Proskomide or Artoklasia at St. Nicholas or other Orthodox churches. It is available for purchase at the bookstore for a $20 donation. All proceeds go towards the needs of the Altar and will also help support St. Anthony’s Monastery. Thank you for your support.
NEW CHURCH FACILITY FEES
Commencing Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will institute a Church facility fee to offset the costs for the general maintenance and usage of the Church. The facility fees are listed below:
Non- Steward: $500.00
Steward: $ 200.00
Non- Steward: $400.00
We thank you for your consideration!
DONOR BRICK FUNDRAISER
Help us pave the way to success by purchasing a donor brick, customized with your message and to be laid in the existing area near the office/community center. With the purchase of a brick, you may pay tribute to someone special, honor the memory of a loved one, or have your family name or ministry group forever recognized on one or more bricks.
All profits of this fundraiser go towards the Building Fund at St. Nicholas, supporting the future growth of our parish.
Bricks are being offered for a donation of $1,000 each. Don’t miss out on this beautiful opportunity.
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CANON OF FAITH
The monthly Canon is issued electronically. If you would like to receive a hard copy, please contact the office at 408-246-2770 or firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be mailed to you.
Please note that the July and August issues will be issued electronically only.
SUNDAY BULLETIN NOTICE
To avoid any confusion on our part as we compose and print the Sunday bulletin, we ask that anyone who wishes to include a notice in the Sunday bulletin submit the notice in writing to the office BY THURSDAY NOON! Please don't wait until the last minute or send a note into the altar on a Sunday morning while the liturgy is in progress.
SMALL HALL BULLETIN BOARD
Please check with Father Demosthenes in the office before posting anything on the bulletin board in the Small Hall. Notices, announcements, advertisements, etc. that have not been approved will be removed. Thank you for your kind cooperation.