Christ is in our midst!  He is and ever shall be!

 

 Our services are streamed live on the internet.
at our Saint Catherine website - www.stcatherine-wpb.org
 

Join us for Orthodox Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

  

Light a candle and offer a prayer at Saint Catherine (click here).  The online form sends the names of your family and friends direct to Father Gustavo at the altar; prayers are offered during the Proskomidi in preparation for the Divine Liturgy!

 

March 3, 2024
The Holy Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus, and Basiliscus

 COVID-19 protocol:  Parishioners and guests may wear a mask if they desire in our Church and Hellenic Cultural Center.  All are advised not to enter if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.  Everyone should also follow the CDC guidelines on quarantining if they have recently been with someone who is COVID positive or experiencing symptoms.

Links to the service text:  Links to the service texts are through the Digital Chant Stand of our Archdiocese.  For optimal viewing select the "GR-EN Text/Music" link for Matins (Orthros) and Divine Liturgy. Apps may be downloaded for your phone or tablet. Link to the Digital Chant Stand 

Holy Communion:  When the faithful approach the Holy Chalice, they should stand with respect before the priest and say their baptismal/chrismation name.  After the name is uttered, the faithful should open their mouth to receive Holy Communion.  When the spoon goes into the mouth, the faithful should close their mouth and make sure that they swallow the consecrated Bread and Wine.  Every person who stands before the Holy Chalice, should not have any contact with the red communion cloth, before, during, or after receiving Holy Communion.  The red communion cloth is to be placed under each person’s chin by those who are assisting the clergy.  Under no circumstances should the red communion cloth be used as a table napkin to wipe the mouth, nor should one who has received Holy Communion touch it at all. 

Coffee and Fellowship:  We invite you to join us for coffee and fellowship in our Hellenic Cultural Center after the Divine Liturgy.

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This Week

Sunday, March 3  Sunday of the Prodigal Son
      8:30 am  Orthros
      9:45 am  Divine Liturgy
Parish Oratorical Festival
Cretan Voice Picnic
 
Saturday, March 9  1st Saturday of Souls
      9:00 am  Orthros
    10:00 am  Liturgy
                  

Next Week and Highlights of Upcoming Services and Events

Sunday, March 10  Meatfare / Judgement Sunday
     8:30 am  Orthros
     9:45 am  Divine Liturgy
Daylight Savings Time Begins
 
Tuesday, March 12
AHEPA and Daughters of Penelope Meetings
 
Thursday, March 14
     7:00 pm  Parish Council Meeting
 
Saturday, March 16  2nd Saturday of Souls
     9:00 am  Orthros
   10:00 am  Liturgy

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Stewardship:  We appreciate our stewards  our Saint Catherine family.  Your Stewardship gift reflects your appreciation for God's many blessings.  As of February 3rd, Stewardship gifts for 2024 have been received from 71 individuals/families totaling $30,093.  Some of the donations represent fulfillment of their total pledge while many others have begun their weekly, monthly or other scheduled donation. We are so thankful to these stewards.

The 2024 Stewardship materials were mailed to our parishioners and are also available on the website. Click here for the 2024 Stewardship Program and Commitment Form. New feature for 2024 - You may complete the commitment form online and email it back to the office. 

The Donate buttons here and on our website lead to our online giving site.  Again, thank you for your support!

 

Orthodox Christian Programs

Ancient Faith Ministries has live programming, podcasts, books and Orthodox gifts, and links to many articles and programs about our faith.  Visit: https://www.ancientfaith.com

The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) has 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.  All are all available at:  http://myocn.net/ 

 

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

 

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.

 

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Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church (Services from 2020 until now)

Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church (Selected services from 2015-2019)