Parish News & Notes
Special Announcements from our Clergy, Staff, and Societies
NOTICE OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY: On Sunday, Oct. 22nd, at 11:00 a.m., our Cathedral of Ss. Constantine & Helen will hold its Fall General Assembly. This is an important meeting, as we will be accepting notions for the 2024-25 Parish Council. To participate in the General Assembly, one must be in Good Standing with the Parish. Good Standing is determined by both your canonical status in the Church (spiritual) as well as your financial commitment. If you have any questions regarding your standing in the community, please contact the church office or Fr. Ted.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY AGENDA
- Call to Order/Invocation/Verification of Quorum
- Election of Presiding Officer
- Minutes of Previous Assembly
- Pastor’s Report
- President’s Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Proposed Budget for 2023
- Committee Reports
- Election of Audit Committee
- Election Committee Appointments
- Nominations of Parish Council members for 2024-2025
- 12. Old Business/New Business/Closing and Benediction
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS: In late fall, our Cathedral will be electing a new Parish Council for the 2024-2025 term. It’s not too early to start thinking about serving on the Parish Council! Nineteen seats will be open for election. If you want to see improvements and changes in our church leadership, please consider getting involved. Sitting on the sideline doesn’t help our parish improve and grow. You need to get into the game and work as a team to be victorious. A candidate must be a member in good standing canonically and financially for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the election and be willing to sacrificially give of their time, talent and financial resources for the good of the Church and our Cathedral of Ss. Constantine & Helen.
RETREAT SPONSORS NEEDED! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of our youth? Become a sponsor for a Sunday School Retreat! We are looking for individuals and families to sponsor our educational retreats for 6th-12th graders throughout the year. If you are interested or have questions, please speak with Fr. Ted or Fr. Dimitri.
HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY: Once again our parish is reaching out to assist those less fortunate during the holiday season by providing meals for Thanksgiving. Won’t you step up and offer your help? Monetary donations are being accepted through Nov. 1st. If you would like to help serve dinner on Thanksgiving Day, please contact Bill Logothetis at 219-743-7117 before Nov. 1st. For additional information, contact Eva Kostides at 219-662-8370.
THE FRIENDS OF LAZARUS MINISTRY is looking for interested individuals who enjoy putting smiles on seniors faces and can commit to leading a monthly bingo night at one of the AHEPA senior apartments. It’s fun, easy and gratifying, and you set the schedule. For more information, please contact Demetri Zembillas at 219-730-1547 or Kelly Barajas at 219-331-9229.
A BYZANTINE CHANT CLASS will be offered by Fr. Dimitri on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel, for youth ages 12 and older. Adults of all ages are also welcome. For details, see Fr. Dimitri.
SHUT-IN VISITATION: If anyone is shut in at home, the hospital or nursing home and would like our clergy to visit and administer the Sacraments of Holy Confession, Holy Communion and/or Holy Unction, please call the church office at 219-769-2481 to make an appointment.
HOLY CONFESSION: Make an appointment with your spiritual father or parish priest for your spiritual checkup. Remember, confession is good for the soul!
JOB OPENING: Our parish is seeking someone (either a man, or a husband/wife team) to fill the position of church sexton. This is a paid position and we will teach/train you. Responsibilities are to assist the clergy during worship services, sacraments and funerals, as well as cleaning the church and chapel, ordering church supplies and opening and closing the facility. Anyone interested must contact Fr. Ted, JoAnn Massow or any Parish Council member, as well as our office manager Tasie Bairaktaris.
BOOKSTORE & GIFT SHOP: New books, icons and other items are added weekly! We have a wide-variety of resources in house and on line for your needs. To browse our entire bookstore and gift shop selections on line, click here: https://ssconstantineandhelen.square.site/bookstore.