Dear St Demetrios Parish Family,
Christ is Risen!
We hope and pray that this message finds you well during this critical time.
It brought great joy to hear our President fervently declare churches "essential" this past week. While we are all excited to see our Church reopen, we must follow the guidelines, recommendations and procedures set forth, by not only our State and County, but of the Metropolis of San Francisco. Our Metropolis has made their opening expectations very clear. They have provided a "Readiness Checklist" and have asked each Parish to create a committee to administer all procedures to receive approval for reopening.
ST. DEMETRIOS WILL NOT BE OPEN TOMORROW, Sunday, May 24, 2020. As of right now, we are not permitted to re-open the church for services. This is for the protection of the health and welfare of all parishioners, including and especially our elderly or immunocompromised brethren.
We will, of course, keep you informed as circumstances change, and hope to gather soon. But, as of now, St. Demetrios remains closed. The Church will continue to operate as we have been for the last several weeks. Please continue to pray with us and view the services online by visiting our website, www.saintdem.org.
Stay safe and healthy and may God continue to Bless you and all of us at St. Demetrios.
With God’s Love,
Fr. Gary Kyriacou, Priest
Joanne Knauss, Parish Council President