Sunday Services: Orthros 8:30 am; Divine Liturgy 9:30 am.
Weekday Services: See parish website calendar link for updates.
20th Anniversary Journal / Memory Book: "Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Present, Looking Forward to Our Future"
As part of our 20th Anniversary Commemoration & Gala Luncheon, we are designing a print & online St. Anna 20th Anniversary Memory Book in lieu of a traditional ad journal. The intent is to include current family photos, as well as historic photos celebrating our growth as a Parish over the past 20 years. In particular, we would love to hear from our Youth over the years about their memories of growing up as members of St. Anna’s! Using a template we will provide, families can create their personalized St. Anna Family Memory Page (with up to 4 photos of your choosing depending on size and resolution). More details regarding the template and how to submit your own family photos and special Parish memories will be coming soon. As yet another way to capture the beauty of our Church at this historic milestone, we are also scheduling family photo sessions with a professional photographer in the Church after liturgy on select Sundays this fall. This family photo can be added to your Family Memory page along with other photos, or on its own. A link to book an appointment for your family photo will be provided shortly. For now, please start going through your family photo albums and join in the fun of documenting our first 20 years!
Today: 40-day memorial for Elpis Arkolakis, mother of Josephine Costalas. May her memory be eternal!
A NEW ONLINE MINISTRY TRAINING COURSE. Because Young People Don't Need to Fall Away from Faith.
Please click the link above and view the introductory video from Steve Christophorou.Fr. A is inviting all to join him for an online course focused on: "Over 60% of young people fall away from the Church. We can do better." 3 Amazing Modules to Help You Lead Young People to Jesus Christ. This invitation is open to all who want to better understand the issue, especially for our St. Anna Parish, and who want to be part of a solution! There is an $18.75 cost for the course which includes valuable workbook information. Please note your interest to Fr. A today after viewing the video so he can send you the code for the 75% discount. We will work on the modules together as we come up with a parish plan for consideration. Online (or in-person) sessions with Fr. A will start this fall. Thank you.
Holy Land Trip /Constantinople! - January 2023!!! Fr. A is organizing a Holy Land / Constantinople Trip for our parish from January 8-20, 2023. Please visit the Travel Agent link for our trip: https://selectinternationaltours.com/fr-anastasios-kousoulas/. Everyone who attends must be able to walk about 8 miles each day without assistance.
Deposits are officially due in September, but please book early to reserve your spot. See Fr. A. if you have any questions. Thank you.
Please complete the Parish Ministries Survey that was emailed to everyone on our list. The Parish Council is asking the parishioners for ways we can best serve their ministry needs. Your anonymous and candid reply is most appreciated.
Philoptochos has been reinvigorated to continue outreach where we can be of service to our St. Anna family as well as to our Hunterdon County community. Many parishioners (old and new friends) are Philoptochos members and enjoy this very important ministry of the church. If you are not a current member, Philoptochos invites you to become a member and welcomes your talents and support. For membership information and an enrollment form, please contact either Maria Tattoli at firstname.lastname@example.org or Arge Mardakis at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
Young Adults - Fr. A is helping to organize the Young Adult ministry in the region. Many events are being planned for our region! Please be sure that Fr. A has the email and cell numbers of all our 18-35-year-olds so that he can reach out to them. See Fr. A for information on upcoming Young Adult events. NEXT REGIONAL EVENT: FRIDAY, AUG. 19, END OF SUMMER KICK-OFF BASH ON THE HUDSON RIVER. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY TODAY JULY 31. See Fr. A for more info (flyers are posted on the bulletin board).
|2022 Stewardship List|
|* Contributed but have not submitted stewardship card||Report Date: Jul 29, 2022|
|1||Agrapides, Peter & Stella||65||Kasabian, Spiro & Kathleen||129||Staikos, George & Christi|
|2||Andreou, Anthony||66||Katsiaficas, John&Soula||130||Staikos, Nicholas, Eirini Daskalakis|
|3||Andriopoulos-Perez, Elena||67||Kazantzis, Sava & Nancy||131||Stathopulos, Peter&Julan, Adriana *|
|4||Angelus, James&Elizabeth||68||Kehayes, Peter & Helen||132||Stavrakas, Spyros & Bia|
|5||Archimedes, Alexander & Debbie||69||Kehayes, Stephen & Beth||133||Stellakis, John & Eileen|
|6||Argiropoulos, Anthony & Amy||70||Kizoulis, Menas & Antonia||134||Stellakis, Stanley & Kathleen|
|7||Arvanitidou, Evangelia||71||Kosoglou, Teddy and Roula||135||Steubing, Michael & Maria Katsamani|
|8||Balaskas, Alexander & Meagan Maguire||72||Kousoulas, Constantine||136||Stevenson, Michael & Joanna *|
|9||Balios, Efthimia||73||Kousoulas, Demetrios||137||Stier, Benjamin & Eleftheria Tsatsos|
|10||Bauer, Paul||74||Kousoulas, Evangelos||138||Sullivan, Mary|
|11||Bongiovanni, Robert & Michele||75||Kousoulas, Fr. Anastasios & Presv. Nektaria||139||Tattoli, Larry & Maria|
|12||Bunce, Daniel & Marianne||76||Kousoulas, Panayiotis||140||Tattoli, Mark|
|13||Bunce, Evangelos & Brittany||77||Kousoulis, Theodore & Ayotte, Dawn||141||Tattoli, Steven|
|14||Callanan, Ryan & Christina Roros||78||Kubu, James & Evangeline||142||Theodoropoulos, Pete & Brittany Daniels|
|15||Ciacciarelli, Tom and Nancy||79||Kypridakes, Michael & Asimina||143||Ticas, Cesar & Areti|
|16||Collett, Martin & Adriane||80||Lambrianakos, George&Helen||144||Ticas, Christopher|
|17||Connell, William & Nikki||81||Logothetis, Nikita & Sophia||145||Toulatos, Katerina M *|
|18||Costalas, Paul & Josephine||82||Loukedis, Alexander & Jennifer||146||Toulatos, Nikoleta & Polixenia|
|19||Coutros, George & Lana||83||Mahdavian, Sharif & Stacey||147||Trumpy, Fred & Larisa|
|20||Coutros, Peter||84||Manoussakis, Stamati & Sofia||148||Tsatsos, Costa & Maria|
|21||Coutsouridis, John & Denise||85||Manteo, Michael & Gramatiki||149||Tsatsos, Sofia|
|22||Demetriou, Dorothy&James||86||Mardakis, Arge||150||Tsentas, Constantine & Eugenia|
|23||Diagelakis, Gerasimos & Kristen||87||Mariani, Anthony & Kristen||151||Tsokas, Lorraine|
|24||Diamantis, Ioannis & Gerasimoula||88||Markos, Elaine||152||Tsokas, Spyros|
|25||DiAndrea, Leoni||89||Martin, Stephen & Despina||153||Tsourounakis, Anthony *|
|26||DiBuono, Matthew & Pia Kasabian||90||Martini, Matt & Meropi, Louis||154||Tzovolos, Demetri and Arete|
|27||Disla, Mark & Anastasia Pappas||91||Mavrode, John Steven||155||Tzovolos, Olympia|
|28||Doty, James & Kathy *||92||Mavrode, Michael & Demetra||156||Vaporakis, John & Kim|
|29||Douvris, John & Aimee||93||Mavrode, William Michael||157||Vaporakis, Kaliope|
|30||Douvris, Nikolas||94||Mazza, Emily Connelly & Costa & Poulis, Renee||158||Varas, Alexander Pericles|
|31||Fallon, Ellie||95||McElroy, Stephanie||159||Varas, Loukas Michael|
|32||Fallon, Tom & Anna||96||Millett, Matthew & Maria||160||Varas, Michael & Elaine|
|33||Fania, Michael & Vicky||97||Montalvo, Alex&Maria||161||Vlahakes, Louis & Anastasia|
|34||Fearon, TJ & Colette *||98||Moshonas, Nektaria||162||Vlahakis, Dan|
|35||Ferreira, Jorge & Angela||99||Mulcahy, Dr. Wayne and Mary||163||Vlahakis, Peter *|
|36||Finley, Thomas & Antoinette||100||Nelson, Stephanie||164||Weekley, Dave & Sophia|
|37||Foglia, Katina||101||Nicolaou, Nicolaos & Kaliopi *||165||Wygera, Walter & Constance|
|38||Gacos, Chris & Frances||102||Olsen, Richard & Kattia||166||Xenakis, Matthew & Vasiliki|
|39||Gatanis, Michael & Angela||103||Paitakes, John&Linda||167||Ypsilantis, Ioannis|
|40||Georgeles, George & Maria||104||Paliatsos, Mary *||168||Ypsilantis, Peter & Antonia|
|41||Giambrone, Charles J||105||Panageas, Bill & Margaret||169||Zajac, Pegi|
|42||Gianakos, Michael & Dianne||106||Panageas, Sophia||170||Zanidakis, Theodore & Charlotte|
|43||Giannouris, John & Tracey||107||Panayote, William & Deborah||171||Zannikos, Peter & Amy|
|44||Gianos, Irene||108||Pappas, Demitrios & Stacy||172|
|45||Gilman, Cliff & Karen||109||Pappas, Vivian Schiavone||173|
|46||Giotis, John & Karen||110||Pelios, Georgia||174|
|47||Grina, Peter & Diana||111||Peppe, George & Demetra||175|
|48||Halkiadakis, John & Vassie *||112||Petromelis, Christopher & Georgette||176|
|49||Hawes, Ashlynn||113||Petromelis, Phyllis||177|
|50||Hawes, Brian & Allison Faches||114||Procyk, Eugenia||178|
|51||Hawes, Carrick||115||Radzicki, Martin & Katie||179|
|52||Heinke, Michael & Simone||116||Rentoulis, Nikolaos||180|
|53||Heinke, Zoe & Andy Riley *||117||Rienzo, Candice||181|
|54||Higueros, Jorge & Katerina Douvris||118||Roupas, Daniel & Mary||182|
|55||Iliakostas, Vasilis & Konstantina||119||Rudy, George & Sofia||183|
|56||Iliopoulos, Christos & Anna||120||Sacalis, John||184|
|57||Jaghab, Danny & Delmy||121||Sakellos, Evan & Catherine||185|
|58||Jimenez, Lee&Deanne||122||Sakellos, George||186|
|59||Johnson, Bill||123||Sfondouris, John & Maria||187|
|60||Johnson, Gloria||124||Shepardson, Lilyan||188|
|61||Kaldes, John & Zoi||125||Sideris, Leonidas & Elizabeth||189|
|62||Kamnitsis, Christopher & Heather||126||Soteropoulos, Dean & Elizabeth||190|
|63||Kamnitsis, Constantine & Nancy||127||Staikos, Angelica||191|
|64||Karazoupis, Vasilios & Panayiota *||128||Staikos, Anthony||192|
Kidney Donor Needed for 18-year-old: Melina Galias of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ has been on dialysis since June 2021. She has been accepted to Drexel University but needs a kidney transplant. Please register with VirtualHealth Kidney Donor Program on behalf of Melina. A donor must be older than 18 and in good overall health. A living donor is sought with O or B blood types. For more info re: registration --> virtua.org/KidneyDonation or call Jennie Roggio at 856-796-9376. Thank you.
From our Travel Agent for the Pilgrimage:
"I wanted to reach out to you in case you know people from your community who may be looking for work. We are hiring for a part-time bookkeeper to work 2-3 days per week and two administrative assistants who would work with the Travel Account Managers. Just in case you know someone who is an experienced office professional, good with people and loves to travel, please give them my contact." (See Fr. A if interested)
This Martyr, who lived during the reign of Saint Constantine the Great, was a Persian by race and an idolater by religion. He was catechized by a certain Christian named Abarus. He went to Nisibis, a city of Mesopotamia, where he was baptized and donned the monastic habit in a certain monastery. He afterwards ascended a mountain and there endured in extreme ascetical struggles, working miracles for those that came to him, and converting many unbelievers. Julian the Apostate learned of these things as he was marching against the Persians in 363, and at his command the Saint and his two disciples were stoned to death, as they were chanting the Sixth Hour.
Prokeimenon. Grave Tone. Psalm 28.11,1.
The Lord will give strength to his people.
Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory.
The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10-17.
Brethren, I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brethren. What I mean is that each one of you says, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispos and Gaius; lest any one should say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized any one else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
8th Sunday of Matthew
The Reading is from Matthew 14:14-22
At that time, Jesus saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves." Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." They said to him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish." And he said, "Bring them here to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children. Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.