SERVICES FOR MAY 15, SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC
We look forward to worshipping with you at Saint Gregory, whether in person or remotely: Orthros, 8:30 am; Divine Liturgy, 9:30 am. Sunday School classes are in session and will begin after Holy Communion.
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PARISH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MAY 15
These gatherings of our parish family are important not only on an informational level but also create an occasion for us to pause, reflect, plan and give thanks to God for our many blessings. All Parishioner-Stewards are welcome and encouraged to join us.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS RECOGNITION, MAY 22
Looking further ahead, on May 22 Sunday School will celebrate our high school graduates. We look forward to recognizing the great achievements of our youth following Holy Communion. They will each receive a beautiful gift, and we could not be proud of these wonderful, faithful young adults.
PHILOPTOCHOS RECOGNITION AND "COOKIE WALK," MAY 22
Following Holy Communion on the 22nd, we will celebrate National Philoptochos Sunday and the stalwart efforts of our Saint Anastasia Chapter. To help mark the occasion, Philoptochos will hold the annual “Cookie Walk” in the hall during Fellowship Hour. Take a walk around the cookie table at the hall, spy your favorite, make your donation and take home your delicious treat. Philoptochos members may contact Nicole Riley with their cookie donation confirmations: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILOPTOCHOS "NEW HOPE" COLLECTION, THROUGHOUT MAY
Thank you in advance for supporting this important effort. Drop-off bins will be available in the Narthex. View and order items for the drive via our Amazon wish list.
WEEKEND AT SAINT METHODIOS FAITH & HERITAGE CENTER, JUNE 10 - 12
It's time for our annual gathering at the beautiful Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center. Please note this is a week earlier than our usual Father's Day weekend. We are hoping that those who have been unable to join in the past will be able to attend this year. All parishioners are invited to attend for an afternoon, day or for the entire weekend. Please stay tuned for more details and sign up information. Contact Stephanie LaFond with questions or to learn more: email@example.com
METROPOLIS MINISTRY AWARDS, JUNE 12
On June 12, the Metropolis Ministry Awards will be held at Gillette stadium—our 2022 honorees are Ted and Maria Chingris! We thank Ted and Maria for their years of dedication to Saint Gregory and look forward to celebrating with them on the 12th. Tickets to the event are $100 each, and we will be forming as many tables (of ten) as possible. Our confirmation with the Metropolis is due June 1, so please contact the Church Office soon as possible to confirm. Checks should be made out to “Saint Gregory Church,” as we will send one check from the parish to the Metropolis.
USHERING AND "RIDES TO CHURCH" MINISTRIES
This spring and summer, those interested in our Ushering Ministry are invited to contact George Dimitriou: 781-769-2085; Gdimitriou@yahoo.com. Offering yourself as an usher is a wonderful way to meet new people and helps create a welcoming environment at Saint Gregory. Throughout the coming months, we will also reinvigorate our efforts to provide rides to church for anyone who needs one. Once again, contact George Dimitriou if you could use a “lift” or would like to help drive.
METROPOLIS OF BOSTON CAMP REGISTRATION
For our youth camping ministry enthusiasts, it is time to register for MBC (Metropolis of Boston Camp) Summer 2022. Session 1 begins June 27, and several sessions have already filled up. Learn more and register today—this is a faith-building opportunity for our youth that will help our children stay connected to the Church over the summer and beyond.
We have started using our new green Divine Liturgy Book, and your time and talent is most welcome within our Liturgical Singing Ministry. Please contact Kathy Kalogeras to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to all our 2022 Stewards for standing behind Saint Gregory. Your support of our church—through your time, talent and treasure—is vital to the pursuit of our divine mission: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete your 2022 Commitment Card yet, please visit our Stewardship page.
ANTIDORON SERVERS MINISTRY
In addition to reading the Epistle, this ministry is a great way for the girls and young women of our parish to actively engage our worship services. Please contact Kyri Stavros to learn more and/or confirm service dates.
FELLOWSHIP HOUR & SPONSORSHIPS
If you feel comfortable doing so, please join us in the hall for Fellowship Hour following Divine Liturgy after Sunday services. We are also welcoming sponsors for Sundays this spring and summer. Please sign up this Sunday during Fellowship Hour or simply contact the Church Office.
SAINT GREGORY PARISH BOOKSTORE
Parishioners are invited to visit our bookstore on Sundays or by appointment on weekdays by contacting the Church Office. Cathy Cooper or Fr. Alex would be happy to help you find that encouraging book, Easter gift, informational pamphlet or other meaningful item you've been searching for.
WHAT'S NEW ON OUR WEBSITE?
Within our Youth Ministry pages, you'll now see two new resources under "Youth and Family Resources": "Saintly Lives" and "For Your Home." Both can be a resources for parents as they strive to bring the life of the Church into their homes. New entries for May will soon be available.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Fr. Alex: Tue. (9 am – 1 pm), Wed. (11 am – 3 pm) & Thur (9 am – 1 pm); or by appointment when convenient for our faithful. Please note that on occasion, Fr. Alex may be seeing to a pastoral situation, visitingn with another parishioner, attending a Metropolis event or otherwise engaged in Church life during office hours. Cathy Cooper: by Appointment.