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"20th Anniversary" of the Philoptochos at Assumption Church. We are sincerely thankful for your attendance at our Roaring Twentieth Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 26th at Maggiano’s – Oak Brook. We hope you enjoyed the evening with friends and family, solving the Murder Mystery and enjoying a wonderful dinner as well! Your support of this event enables us to assist worthy charities including the IOCC, which provides emergency relief and long-term developmental assistance worldwide to those in need. Also, The Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me is a ministry of our Metropolis that provides assistance to our youth with special needs and their families.
Philoptochos Mission Statement
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The mission of the Society shall be:
To help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.
Following Worship Services on Sunday July 16, elections for Philoptochos Officers for the term 2017 – 2019 were held in St. Catherine’s Chapel. The new officers are:
2017-2019 Board Members:
Supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, February 4, 2018
2017 Christmas Luncheon and Sing-a-Long
at Greek Islands Restaurant, Lombard on Saturday, December 2, 2017
2017 Membership Sign-Up
October - December 2018 Calendar of Events
Tentative as of October 2018
|6 - Sat||Metropolis Philoptochos Presidents’/Officers Meeting, Saints Peter & Paul|
|6 - Sat||Community Outreach Lunch|
|18 - Thurs||General Meeting, St. Catherine’s Meeting Room, 11:00 a.m. following Divine Liturgy|
|4 - Sun||Ss. Kosmas and Damianos - Artoclasia; Memorial; Coffee Hour; 2019 Membership Kickoff|
|15 - Thurs||General Meeting – St. Catherine Meeting Room, 11:00 a.m., following Divine Liturgy|
|24 - Sat||Vespers of St. Catherine & Fellowship Reception|
|25 - Sun||St. Catherine Feast Day & Fellowship Reception|
|8 - Sat||Christmas Party, Brief Meeting, Greek Islands Restaurant, Lombard, 11:30 a.m.|
|11 - Tues||Feed the Hungry, Annunciation Cathedral, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|15 - Sat||Baking and Packaging for Bake Sale, 9:30 a.m.|
|16 - Sun||Bake Sale and Christmas Pageant|
Other events may occur or some changes may be made. Please check the bulletin or call the Church Office at 773-626-3114.