Philoptochos News
Kalo Pascha,” which is written καλό Πάσχα – Easter Blessings
After a brief winter break, the Philoptochos ladies convened on March 5th for their first meeting of 2019 and we were delighted to welcome two new members. The agenda included votes to fulfill our National & Metropolis obligations and discussion of future events which include:
Easter Greek Pastry Sale – Palm Sunday, April 21, 2019
A variety of festive Greek pastry will be offered for your Easter celebrations!
Easter Visits to Orthodox patients in area nursing homes & those confined to their residences Preparation of the Epitaphios and our Church for Good Friday and Pascha
Letters requesting donations to the EPITAPHIOS Flowers & ALTAR Fund will be mailed out soon. Donations to the Fund provide for the decoration of our Epitaphios on Good Friday and our Church with beautiful floral arrangements
for the celebration of this Paschal Holy Season. It also provides funds for items needed for the Altar during Holy Week
and throughout the year.
Supporting our Parish’s participation in the 3rdAnnual Points of Light Lantern Festival – May 4th A celebration of unity &renewal that brings together the food, music &traditions of Lowell’s diverse cultures!
Preparations for the Holy Trinity Greek Festival on June 14-15-16
April and May Meetings:
Monday, April 8th at 6:15pm &Monday, May 6th. Notices will go out to members prior to each meeting.
Many thanks to…. Clementine Alexis for chairing the Winter Appeal for the House of Hope and to HAAstudents & Parishioners who helped us double our donation this year!
All Parishioners and Friends who supported the Meat Fare Sunday Spaghetti Luncheon to benefit 2019 High School Scholarships Fund on March 3 Philoptochos Scholarships….
Scholarship forms will be available in the Narthex in mid-April for those high school seniors who will be attending college in the Fall.
Upcoming event…
An Evening with Chef Maria Loi- Greek food ambassador, restaurateur, author, healthy lifestyle expert and Dr. Stefanos Kales – Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Sponsored by the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos
Thursday, May 2, 2018 6-10pm at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Weston, MA Admission $65 Tickets available online: https://metropolis-boston-philoptochos.eventbrite.com