Today's Scripture Readings
August 12, 2010/July 30, 2010
Private Confessions Restored
Private Confessions are restored. However, both the priest and confessor will need to wear masks. Please come Saturday evening during the vigil service or Sunday morning starting at 9:00 AM. We will no longer conduct General Confession.
Brotherhood Crab Fest – Friday, August 13th – 6:30 PM
The St. Alexander Nevsky Brotherhood will sponsor a Crab Fest on Friday, August 13thbeginning at 6:30 PM at Cathedral Gardens Ray Zaitin Pavilion. All-you-can-eat fresh steamed crabs, corn on the cob and soft drinks will be served. Reservations are required. Price : $40 per person. For reservations/ information, email Albert Blaszak.
Russian Festival Meeting – August 15
Sunday, Aug. 15 after Divine Liturgy, we will conduct a festival meeting. Everyone is encouraged to attend especially the festival captains. For more information, please contact Art Lisowsky.
- Festival Volunteers are needed - Your parish needs your help! During our planning phase, we really need to know how many volunteers we can rely on for help. The number of volunteers has a direct impact on the size of our festival. The more people who volunteer, the more we can do at the festival. We need volunteers in ALL areas of the festival in October.
- Change of Plans! - At our previous Russian Festival meeting, wе decided to make changes to our 48th Russian Festival. For everyone’s safety, we will conduct the festival only inside the church hall on a limited basis, three consecutive Saturdays in October (October 9th, 16th, and 23rd). The festival will feature our Russian gift shop with icons, books, folk decorations, souvenirs, and toys. You will have a chance to pre-order or come in person to purchase our famous traditional Russian bread, pastries, and desserts, as well as your choice of our delicious shashlik, beef Stroganoff, homemade kielbasa, blini, and pelmeni. There will be no in-person dining. All food will be carryout. More information will be announced after August 15th. We will need many volunteers. Please plan to help!
Parish Picnic at ‘Cathedral Gardens’ / Ray Zaitin Pavilion
Summer 2021 – Picnics are allowed again!!! On the following days, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at Saints Peter & Paul Chapel located at Cathedral Gardens, our parish cemetery. Afterwards, we will conduct picnics at the Ray Zaitin Pavilion.
- Sunday, August 22 – Liturgy at the Chapel (10:00 AM) and our Annual ‘Spas’ Fish Fry – An expanded menu of various grilled fish will be offered. More information to come…
Charitable Projects of the Sisterhood of St. Catherine
School Supply Drive -
Once again, our parish is partnering with the Baltimore City Detention Center to help provide Back-to-School-Supplies to children of the inmates in the detention center. You can help by purchasing school supplies and/or by making a monetary donation. Our goal is to fill 50 back packs with the following items: pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, folders, erasers, rulers, art supplies, index cards, etc. Please bring donated items to the church hall by Sunday, August 8. Monetary donations are welcomed; please make out your check to “St. Catherine Sisterhood” and write “School Supplies” on the memo line. For more information contact Marty Masiuk. Please bring donated items to the church hall by Sunday, August 8.
Support of "Sleep in Heavenly Peace"
Our parish Sisterhood is accepting donations in support of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. This non-profit organization provides beds to children in low-income families, so that no one has to sleep on the floor. You may donate mattresses, blankets or monetary contributions. Click here for more details. Thank you for your support.
Sunday School News
We are happy to announce that Dr. Pat Disharoon has been appointed the Director of our Church Sunday School. She will coordinate the curriculum, schedule and instruction of our children. This year all classes will study the Old Testament. Lesson plans and activities for all the grade levels are already established. Furthermore, we are creating teacher teams for Pre-School, Elementary, Middle and High School levels. Each team will consist of 2-3 adults who will teach in rotation. Each team will decide the frequency of rotation – weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. This will help to improve the quality of our instruction and lessen the burden for the teachers. For more information, please email Dr. Pat Disharoon.
2021 Appeal for Bethany Orthodox School for Girls
The Bethany Orthodox School for Girls in Bethany, Palestine requests donations to help them meet immediate infrastructure needs. In the past 14 months, the Bethany Orthodox School for Girls has suffered an unprecedented level of financial and logistical difficulties. Lockdowns, financial pressure on the families of students, non-existent donations from visiting pilgrims and a drop in international donations from parishes and individuals within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia have all taken a toll. The challenges are many and the need to support has never been greater.
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