Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Bright Monday 2022
Bright Monday 2022
Bright Monday 2022

Memorial Soul Saturdays

As Orthodox, it is natural for us to pray for the departed as it is for those who are still alive. We are taught that the departed are no longer able to rectify their lives as they could on earth; hence, their only hope is for us to pray for them and to do good deeds in their name in order to cover any unrepentant sins that they have brought into the next life. As an act of love and mercy, The Church has set aside four Saturdays this year, called Memorial (Soul) Saturdays to publicly commemorate all her departed children: February 18 (Pre-Lent); March 11 (Great Lent); June 3 (Eve of Pentecost) and October 21 (Demetrius Sunday). A form was included in the bulletin, and is also available at the Candle Desk. Please write their FIRST names only, amnmd drop it off at the church or rectory. Our bright and joyous faith teaches us that someday, you will again see them in a renewed form.

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FOCA - Event June 10 @7 Acres
Spaghetti Dinner w/Elvis July 8th
"BAND NIGHT" Sat.August 26

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March 13, 2022

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Confession schedule can be found in the bulletin OR by clicking here: Monthly Calendar For those who are hesitant to worship in person, Fr. David is available to meet with you, either at home or in church, to participate in the Sacraments of Holy Confession and Communion. Please email or call Fr. David to set up an appointment.  
As is our custom, a Memorial Day Panihida honoring all the departed veterans of our parish will be served at the cemetery on Mon, May 29,  starting at 8:00AM. If you know of any recently deceased or forgotten servicemen/women who should be included on the memorial list, contact Fr. David.
The ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PILGRIMAGE to St. Tikhon's Monastery and Seminary in South Canaan, PA will take place on Monday, May 29th. Visiting heirarchs, clergy and faithful from the OCA and other Orthodox jurisdictions are expected to attend. A highlight of this year's event will include the veneration of the Hawaiian Myrhh-Streaming Icon of the Iveron Mother of God. Bring family and friends; it promises to be a rewarding prayerful and memorable day!
Pentecost Sunday is June 4th and we will celebrate the diversity of our parish with our annual "Taste of the Parish". This is an expanded coffee hour/potluck after Liturgy. Please bring a dish that celebrates your nation of origin.
On Saturday June 10th, the New Jersey District of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians (FOCA) is hosting a picnic and 1st Annual Cornhole (bean bag toss) Tournament starting at 1:30pm at Seven Acres (rain plan is the parish hall). Teams of two players - Sign in @1:30PM Picnic at 2:00PM See flyer here for details.(CORNHOLE) See Rebecca Kozak for details (973-634-7517)
Church School Closing/Graduate Recognition Exercises will take place on  Sun, June 11,  after Liturgy.
FOOD CARD PROGRAM : Food cards are available for various supermarket chains after Divine Liturgy, and do not cost any more than the face value of the card. The church receives a percentage as a free fundraiser! See Judy Znaiden in church or at
SAVE THE DATE: The Men's Club will be hosting A Spaghetti Dinner with Elvis on Sat., July 8th. Come join us for "Dinner and a Show" with New Jersey's own Elvis Impersonator, Richie Santa. This sitdown dinner will be served at 6:00PM, with ths show at 7:30PM. Raffle baskets and 50/50 will also be available. Tickets for Dinner/Show are only $25.00 each. Takeouts are only available from 6:00-7:00PM for $15.00 (No show allowed for takeout orders!!) More info to follow.....

Church School: Classes after Liturgy May 13

Altar Society: Mon, May 15 @6:30 (Hall)

Parish Council: Mon, May 15 @7:30PM (Hall)

Choir Rehearsal: Tues, May 30 @7:00PM (Church)

Men's Club: Thurs, May 18 @ 7:00 (Hall)

Monday, May 29th
8:00AM Memorial Day Panihida @ Cemetery honoring Henry Dziemian
Friday, June 2nd
7:00 Matins for the Departed
Saturday, June 3rd
Memorial Saturday
9:00 Divine Liturgy
6:00 Confessions
6:15 Panihida Matushka Carol Steffaro, Sergei & Paul Rudenia and Vera Schijan
7:00 Great Vespers w/ Litiya, followed by General Confession
Sunday, June 4th
9:00 Divine Liturgy, followed byKneeliong Prayers, then Taste of the Parish
Saturday, June 10th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, June 11th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102