ARCHDIOCESE ASSESSING DAMAGES FOLLOWING HURRICANE SANDY

ARCHBISHOP AFFIRMS PRAYERS AND ASSISTANCE

 

NEW YORK – In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has expressed the concern, prayers and care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for the life, safety and well being of the millions of people in the affected areas of the northeastern United States.

 

The Archbishop, through his chancellor, has been in contact with clergy of the Direct Archdiocesan District to assess and determine the extent of damages on our faithful and parishes in the areas ravaged by the storm. He also spoke yesterday, October 31, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and thanked him for all that he is doing for New York City during this unprecedented crisis.  He pledged the support and assistance of the Archdiocese in the efforts of recovery and reconstruction, an offering for which the Mayor thanked him. In addition, the Archbishop spoke with Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, who informed him about the damages to the churches and communities of the Metropolis of New Jersey.

My Heartfelt Thanks: Fr. Gary

The words popped off the page and penetrated my heart! Emotion overtook me at the Groundbreaking Ceremony when I was given the opportunity to turn the earth and chant: “Upon the unshakable rock of your commandments, Christ, make firm your Church.” I was lifted in a cloud of enthusiasm as I pressed the shovel into the ground. “Yes God! Keep me grounded, and help me lead,” I thought, as His Eminence concluded the service. How many priests and communities are given the opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony? None of this would have been possible without the commitment of all who have offered contributions: donations of time, talent, money, love and support!  read more .. 

As we enter a MOST HISTORIC weekend in the life of our PARISH, I think it would is important to share with you some amazing news! I am continually BLOWN away by the significant achievements of our fundraisers.  Please check out the note I received from our GOLF COMMITTEE:

Our 2012 tournament was held on Monday September 10th with a field of 89 players.   We made $30,085 net profit for the Tournament and Building Fund. This a new record for our golf committee eclipsing last years record of $ 23,556. Previous results, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 were $23,556, $20,822, $21,100, $21,200 and $21,500.  2012 is indeed an amazing breakthrough number and we are thrilled with the result! Our 19th Annual Golf Tournament will be on September 9th 2013 at Sunset Hills Country Club. Thanks again, to our committee, volunteers, players and sponsors!  We couldn't achieve this level of success without your generosity.    

Joe Freeth Tournament Chairman  

With continued achievements like these and hardworking, loving parishioners like you, we will accomplish all of our GOALS!!!

God Bless,

+FG