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 10:00 a.m.

  

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 the Proskomidi in preparation for the Divine Liturgy!

  

Sunday, April 18th, the fifth Sunday of Great Lent is the Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt.  

The memory of Saint Mary of Egypt is celebrated on April 1, where the story of her life is recorded. Since we are approaching the end of the holy Forty Days, it has been appointed for this day also, so that if we think it hard to practice a little abstinence forty days, we might be roused by the heroism of her who fasted in the wilderness forty-seven years; and also that the great loving-kindness of God, and His readiness to receive the repentant, might be demonstrated in very deed.

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We invite you to join us for Bible Study on Tuesday at 7:00 pm via Zoom. The link will be provided in our Sunday Worship Guide on Sunday morning.

We continue to safely accomodate the number of parishioners who attend while maintaining the six foot 'social distancing' requirement.  Please follow the directions of our ushers as we continue to socially distance for safety from the coronavirus.

Holy Communion is 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.  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.

Please faithfully observe all precautions as we continue to protect our parish family from the coronavirus.

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This Week at Saint Catherine

Sunday, April 18  Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt
       8:45 am  Orthros - Link to the Orthros Service text
     10:00 am  Divine Liturgy - Link to the Divine Liturgy text

Tuesday, April 20
       7:00 pm  Bible Study by Zoom Video

Wednesday, April 21
       9:00 am  Presanctified Liturgy - Link to the Presanctified Liturgy text
       7:00 pm  Parish Council Zoom Meeting 

Thursday, April 22
      10:00 am  Philoptochos Baking

Friday, April 23
       6:00 pm  Youth Lenten Retreat

Saturday, April 24  Saturday of Lazarus
       9:00 am  Orthros - Link to the Orthros Service text
     10:00 am  Divine Liturgy - Link to the Divine Liturgy text
     11:30 am  Folding Palm Crosses
     10 am - 12 pm  Philoptochos Pastry Donation Drop-off

 

Highlights of Upcoming Services and Events

Sunday, April 25  Palm Sunday
       8:45 am  Orthros / 10:00 am Divine Liturgy
     11:00 am-2:00 pm  Philoptochos Drive-Thru Bake Sale
       6:00 pm  Nymphios Service (Bridegroom) 

Monday, April 26  Holy Monday
       6:00 pm  Nymphios Service (Bridegroom) 

Tuesday, April 27  Holy Tuesday
       6:00 pm  Nymphios Service (Hymn of Kassiani)  

Wednesday, April 28  Holy Wednesday
       5:00 pm  Matins of Holy Thursday with Holy Unction 

Thursday, April 29  Holy Thursday
       9:00 am  Vespers/Liturgy of Saint Basil (The Last Supper)
       6:00 pm  Service of Christ’s Passion (Twelve Gospels) 

Friday, April 30  Holy Friday
       9:00 am  Royal Hours
       3:00 pm  Apokathilosis Vespers (The Unnailing)
       6:30 pm  Lamentations 

Saturday, May 1  Holy Saturday
       9:00 am  Vespers/Liturgy of Saint Basil
     11:00 pm  Resurrectional Vigil
     12:00 midnight  Resurrection Service & Liturgy 

Sunday, May 2  Holy Pascha
     12:00 pm  Agape Vespers  

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2021 Stewardship  We invite you to join our Saint Catherine family. Click here for the 2021 Stewardship Program.  The Commitment Form is here. As of April 4th, 157 individuals and families have either begun or completed their 2021 financial pledge.  This includes 23 first-time stewards whom we warmly welcome to our church family.  Giving to His Church is how we thank God for His grace and many blessings!
 

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.

 

YouTube Logo  Many of our Divine Liturgies have been recorded and can be viewed at www.youtube.com.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church (2020 and 2021 services)

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

 

Shop with Amazon, donate to Saint Catherine

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.

 

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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/