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Welcome to the website of Saint George Orthodox Church in Norwood, Massachusetts.

The mission of Saint George Church
is to proclaim the Gospel of Salvation in Jesus Christ through the Faith of the Holy Orthodox Church.
We exist to love and worship God, to serve our parish, our community, and all of God's people
through Worship and Prayer
Service and Outreach
Education and Faith
Being Good Stewards of God's Gifts




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OCTOBER IS FOOD PANTRY MONTH

The Norwood Food Pantry food pantry is very low on a number of staple items:. Most needed items are pasta, mac 'n cheese, peanut butter, and spaghetti sauce. Please keep the Pantry in mind when shopping this week. All during October you may drop off goods in the shopping cart here at church.



OCTOBER IS ALSO YOUTH MONTH

Throughout the archdiocese this month we recognize the ministry of our young people. Here at Saint George you will see them reading the epistle an passing the trays at Liturgy. Two weeks from today the Teen SOYO will make a collection for Special Olympics. And our young folks have some really cool 3-in-1 mobile phone holders for just $5. Proceeds go to the ministries of Teen SOYO.



OCTOBER IS OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS MONTH

"We [the Assembly of Bishops] greet you with joy as we announce the date for College Student Sunday, benefiting Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF). To support the incredible efforts of our students, College Student Sunday will be the first Sunday of October, running in conjunction with OCF's Orthodox Awareness Month. OCF provides students with opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ and grow in their Orthodox faith through a growing network of campus OCF chapters led by talented students, clergy, and lay advisors as well as through programs such as Regional Retreats, College Conference, Real Break, and the Summer Leadership Institute." Visit www.ocf.net and see the appeal letter from Metropolitan Joseph in the hall.



ANTIOCHIAN WOMEN RAFFLE

The Ladies of Saint George are raffling off a great basket for the football fan in your home, including a bluetooth speaker, tailgate chair and more. Chances are $2 each. Buy your tickets at coffee hour today.



BALAMAND FOUNDATION CELEBRATION

An evening to celebrate the 30th year of the University of Balamand (founded in El-Koura, Lebanon by Patriarch Ignatius IV) will be Saturday, October 27th at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. There is a reception at 6:00, following by the dinner program and Middle Eastern music at 7:00 pm. Metropolitan Joseph is the special guest. The event is to raise funds for the Balamand Educational Foundation which advances the goals of the institution and provides scholarshps for all students. Ticket and donation information is posted in the parish hall. Additional details are online: www.BalamandEducationaFoundation.org



FIRST A FAIRE, NOW OCTOBERFEST

Two weeks ago our parish served our delicous food and raised funds at the Winsmith Mill's Enchanted Faire. Now we have been asked to again fire up the grills, this time for the Octoberfest celebration on the 27th & 28th of this month at the Mill. We will start recruiting volunteers this week.



ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WITNESS

The Orthodox Christian Witness Program:
Spiritual Pilgrimage. This program is an opportunity for anyone intereseted to learn, to reflect, and to be transformed through the Orthodox Christian Faith in preparation for various ministries. This spiritual pilgrimage is an interdisciplinary appraoch to create a cadre of leaders in the church. It is amied to empower and equip Orthodox Christian to nourish and share the faith in the 21st century.

This is a two year prgroam with Round-table units and Practicums. The leadership team includes His Grace Bishop JOHN, D.Min., Father Antony Hughes, Ioana Popa MD, Richard Robbat Ph.D. and Sebastien Falardeau. Details are in the parish hall.



BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

In advance of any work being done for the renovation and expansion, the architect recommended "opening" some of our existing walls. This is so that he and the general contractor can be certain that there are no surprises. As water as been an issue in past years, they want to be sure the steel is not rusted and that no mold is present. You can see where that work was done. The good news is that everything looks okay and the renovations should be able to proceed without any major complications. Now the Building Committee will get together with the architet and begin working on the plan which we will present to all of you.



BUILDING COMMITTEE

It has been just over one year since our parish voted to proceed with a building project. While many were hopeful of seeing shovels in the ground and walls going up there has actually been a tremendous amount of work taking place behind the scenes. Since our last update the Building Committee and Parish Council have been meeting regularly to put all the pieces in place for a successful build. Several of these meetings have included the architect and general contractor. We were told the process would move through three phases -- the schematic, the design and finally, the construction documents. At each stage we meet to make sure all is in order, both in terms of the program and finances. From the outset we knew that a top priority would be to raise additional funds and we are hopeful that as we move ahead and share more updated designs that the faithful will step forward to help. This help can be in the form of donations, gifts of stock, bequests or naming part of the project in thanksgiving or memory of a loved one. Don't hesitate to speak up! Father Joseph, Joan and committee members are here.



Sittee's Savory Kitchen

Need a stocking stuffer or hostess gift this season? Give our parish's salad dressing and marinade: Jars and refills are available at coffee hour and on line at SitteesSavoryKitchen.com What a great stocking stuffer! Proceeds are all going to our building fund.

The Mission Statement (from the lid of the jar):
Sittee is "my grandmother" - one of countless women who, as the backbone of our community, used their culinary talents to help build and sustain our church. Sittee's Savory Kitchen honors these beloved women and their legacy by giving all proceeds to the Building Fund.





 

 





 








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Regular Schedule of Services

Sunday
9:00 AM - Matins
10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
11:30 AM - Coffee Hour

Saturday
5:00 PM - Great Vespers

Confessions are heard on Saturdays after Great Vespers or by appointment



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