Christ is in our midst! He is and ever shall be!
Light a candle and offer a prayer at Saint Catherine (click above). The online form sends the names of your family and friends direct to Father Andrew at the altar; prayers are offered during at the Proskomidi in preparation for the Divine Liturgy!
This Sunday is first Sunday in the series of gospel readings from Saint Luke.
Among those we remember today are Callistratus the Martyr and his 49 companions. These Martyrs contested for the Faith during the reign of Diocletian, in the year 288. Saint Callistratus was arrested as a Christian, and after being tormented, was enclosed in a sack and cast into the sea. The sack burst, and the Saint came to dry land safe and sound. Forty-nine soldiers, seeing this, also confessed Christ, and with him were cast into prison, then beheaded.
We continue to safely accomodate the number of parishioners who attend while maintaining the six foot 'social distancing' requirement. Should our attendees exceed the capacity which we can accomodate, the church will remain open for a brief time following the Divine Liturgy to commune the faithful who were not able to be present in the church proper.
Holy Communion continues to be offered in the traditional manner at the conclusion of the Liturgy. Everyone is to approach by the center aisle pew-by-pew, maintaining your distance in the line using the designated social distancing X's that have been placed in the center aisle. You may remove your masks momentarily to receive Holy Communion. Please do not touch the red communion cloth; it will be held underneath your chin by the assigned adult helper. Those not receiving Holy Communion are in the same line and will not stop for Holy Communion but continue to the Antidoron by the side exit door.
Our church sanctuary is sanitized between services. Note that there is an increase in coronavirus cases in Palm Beach County and observe all precautions.
CDC Website for current Coronavirus updates: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
This Week at Saint Catherine
Sunday, September 27 ~ The 1st Sunday of Luke
11:00 am Sunday School by Zoom
12:30 pm HDF by Zoom
Monday, September 28
11:00 am South Florida Clergy meet by Zoom
Parish Financial Summary
Youth Safety Resources
We’re committed to connecting young people with Jesus Christ. To do that, we need to create ministry environments that are safe and health. For more on how you can help, please visit our new Youth Safety website: goarch.org/safety.
Many of our Divine Liturgies have been recorded and can be viewed at www.youtube.com. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel for 2020:
Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church (2020 services)
Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church (2017-2019 services)
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Amazon Smile is a program that allows for 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchase to be donated to our Saint Catherine Church (No Added Cost To You). To sign-up visit Sign up for Amazon Smile and press "Select" next to our church name. Then remember to log in to "smile.amazon.com" when you shop.
Family Life Blog
Our Metropolis of Atlanta Family Life Blog has wonderful inspiring material for families and each of us as individuals. Read and share the Family Life blog which is at: https://www.engageorthodoxy.net
Orthodox Christian Programs
We have Orthodox Christian programs available 24 hours a day, seven days of the week. There is the weekly Come Receive the Light program and three channels of content to listen to in addition to special presentations in the form of podcasts, articles and videos. Take a break from your routine to read / listen / watch the Orthodox content from the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN). All are all available at: http://myocn.net/