Rev. Fr. Gary Kyriacou

2018 St. Demetrios Parish Council

Joanne Mirras Knauss - President

Ted Sidiropoulos - Vice President

Patrice Wheeler - Secretary

Nick Mirras - Co-Treasurer

Chris Pulos - Co-Treasurer

Bo Halamandaris

Cally Pantages

Jenny Nelson

Linda Peters

Lynn Mikelatos

Mandee Sanderson

St. Demetrios Philoptochos Irini Chapter Board Members

Pam Gonzalez - President

Susan Valle - 1st Vice Pres

Nancy Jassak - 2nd Vice Pres

Deb Greanias - Recording Secretary

Nathalie Habbash - Corresponding Secretary

Cally Pantages - Assistant Corresponding Secretary

Monique Joannou - Treasurer

Mary Freeth - Asst Treasurer

Martha Poulos - Advisor

Jody Brown - Member

Lisa Hartley - Member

Danka Schmidt - Member


Agape Building Campaign Committee

George Joannou - Chairman

Sandra Arline

Minos Athanasiades

Mary Freeth


Office Staff

Candice Schaefer - Administrative

Ingrid Poehler - Parish Bookkeeper



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Fr Gary

The Cure for Disappointment


We have all experienced disappointment in life. Disappointment is bred from a variety of matters, from the most trivial to the most crucial. We have been disappointed by a friend or family member. The outcome of our favorite sports team in the World Series can add disappointment to our lives. We may disappoint ourselves by not properly preparing for a test at school or a project at work. We encounter disappointment, for the most part, because things just don’t go the way we want or expect them to. There is a cure for disappointment.


There are three important realizations to make about disappointments and understanding their influence in our lives. First, disappointment is inevitable. Everything and everyone, in every situation, at some point or another, will eventually provide us with a good dose of disappointment. A close friend, a loving family member, and even your parish priest will disappoint you some way, somehow sometimes. When our expectations are not met we feel disappointment. Second, realizing...


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