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October 2017 Charity Tray

This month we are supporting the Theological Student Fund of our Albanian Archdiocese.

This Fund supports young men from our Archdiocese who are studying for the Priesthood as well as clergy and others who are travelling to Albania to support the Church there.

Please be generous!

 


September 2017 Charity Tray

Our September Charity Tray will support the International Orthodox Christian Charities efforts to support victims of the flooding devastation in Houston, TX from Hurricane Harvey.

To learn more, please open the following link: https://www.iocc.org/


August 2017 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support the Spooner House.

To learn more, click on the following link: http://www.actspooner.org 

Please be generous!

 


Trumbull Helps - Juice Box collection

Trumbull Helps will be assembling 700 summer lunches for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

We at St. George will be collecting juice boxes for them starting until August 19th. There will be a box in the Church vestibule.

Thank you in advance for helping to feed children who need us.

 


July 2017 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support the Trumbull Food Pantry.

Click on the following link for more information about the Trumbull Food Pantry:  http://www.trumbull-ct.gov/content/10623/10655/10958/default.aspx

Please be generous!


June 2017 Charity Tray

In June of 2017, our Charity Collection will help support UNICEF’s famine relief work in Somalia.

Open the following link to learn more:  https://www.unicef.org/appeals/somalia.html   

Please be generous!

 


May 2017 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support the CROP Hunger Walk program of Church World Service that raises funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

Click on the following link to learn more: https://www.crophungerwalk.org

Please be generous!

 

 


April 2017 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support the Trumbull Food Pantry, an organization in that assists needy people in our area.

Click on the following link to learn more:  Trumbull Food Pantry

Please be generous!

 


March 2017 Charity Tray

This month we are supporting LifeBridge, an organization that assists many people in our area.

Click on the following link to learn more about LifeBridge:  http://www.lifebridgect.org

Please be generous


Feb 2017 Charity Tray

This month we are supporting Trumbull Helps, an organization that assists many charities and other good works in Trumbull.

Trumbull Helps can be found on Facebook, or trumbullhelps@yahoo.com

 


Dec '16 & Jan '17 Charity Tray

In December 2016 and January 2017,  we are supporting the International Orthodox Christian Charities as they work to help the people of the city of Aleppo in Syria and other places around the world who have been forced from their homes.

Click onto the following link to learn more about the IOCC and the Syrian assistance program: https://www.iocc.org

Please be generous!


November 2016 Charity Tray

In November, we are supporting the Binky Patrol.

This is an organization that makes small blankets for critically ill and traumatized children in our area.

To learn more, click onto the following link:  http://www.binkypatrol.org

Please be generous!


October 2016 Charity Tray

This month we are supporting the Theological Student Fund of our Albanian Archdiocese.

This Fund supports young men from our Archdiocese who are studying for the Priesthood as well as clergy and others who are continuing their education or who are travelling to Albania to support the Church there.

Please be generous!


September 2016 Charity Tray

Haiti

This month we are again supporting the Rett Syndrome Research Trust which raises funds for research into Rett Syndrome, the disease that took Eva Karajani from us two years ago this month.

Click on the following link to learn more about the Trust:   http://reverserett.org

 Please be generous!


August 2016 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support the Trumbull Food Pantry which helps needy people in our area.

Click onto the following link to learn more: Trumbull Food Pantry

 Please be generous!


July 2016 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support the Fr. Juvenaly (Repass) who will be doing long-term missionary work in Guatemala with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. He visited our parish at the beginning of June and spoke of his work.

Please be generous!


June 2016 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support the “Team Caroline and Mia,” an effort in our area to support the families of Caroline and Mia, two kindergartners at Jane Ryan School in Trumbull who are struggling with cancer.

Please be generous!


May 2016 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support the CROP Hunger Walk program of Church World Service. that raises funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

Click onto the following link to learn more:  https://www.crophungerwalk.org


April 2016 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support Lifebridge, an organization in Fairfield County that assists low-income people in our area to build bridges to greater self-sufficiency.

Click on the following link to learn more about Lifebridge:   www.lifebridgect.org

Please be generous!


March 2016 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support Lifebridge, an organization in Fairfield County that assists low-income people in our area to build bridges to greater self-sufficiency.

Click on the following link to learn more about Lifebridge:   www.lifebridgect.org

Please be generous!


February 2016 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support Spooner House, an organization in Shelton that assist needy people in our area.

To learn more about the Spooner House, click on the following link: www.actspooner.org

Please be generous!


January 2016 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will help support Zoe for Life!, an organization in Ohio that supports women in crisis pregnancies, assists Orthodox Christians in adoption, and provides Orthodox Christian educational resources for pure living.

Please click onto the following link to learn more:  http://www.zoeforlifeonline.org

Please be generous


December 2015 Charity Tray

This month, December 2016, our Charity Collection will benefit the Trumbull Food Pantry, which assists needy persons in our area.

Click on the following link to learn more: Trumbull Food Pantry

If you would like to donate food items directly to the Food Pantry, please click on the following link to get a current list of their needs:  Trumbull Food Pantry Donation Needs

Please be generous!


November 2015 Charity Tray

For the month of November 2015, the month of Thanksgiving Day, our Charity Collection will benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, which assists needy persons in our area.

Click on the following link to learn more:  https://bridgeportrescuemission.org

Please be generous!


October 2015 Charity Tray

Our charity tray for this month will be to support Deacon Stephanos and Alexandria Ritsi's mission in Albania through the Orthodox Christian Mission Center.   

Click on the following link to learn more about the Ritsi family  http://www.ocmc.org/about/view_missionary.aspx?MissionaryId=26

Please be generous!


September 2015 Charity Tray

In September, we are again supporting the Rett Syndrome Research Trust which raises funds for research into Rett Syndrome, the disease that took Eva Karajani from us two years ago this month.

Please be generous!


August 2015 Charity Tray

During the month of August, our Charity Collection will help the Special Olympics Connecticut which provides athletic competition opportunities for physically and mentally challenged people in our area.

Please click on the following link to learn more: http://www.soct.org

Please be generous!


July 2015 Charity Tray

During the month of July, our Charity Tray will help the Wounded Warrior Project which assists wounded military veterans.

Click on the following link to learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project.  http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Please be generous!


June 2015 Charity Tray

During the month of June, our Charity Collection will help Trumbull Food Pantry to provide assistance to people in need in our area.

To learn more, please click on the following link:

http://www.trumbull-ct.gov/content/10623/10655/10958/default.aspx

Please be generous!


May 2015 Charity Tray

During the month of May, our Charity Collection will help support of International Orthodox Christian Charities, who are providing relief to the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal.

Click on the following link to learn more:  http://www.iocc.org/news/4-26-15-nepal-earthquake.aspx

 

 


April 2015 Charity Tray

During the month of April, our Charity Collection will help support Crop Walk, an event that works to fight hunger in our communities.

Click on the following link to learn more:  http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/site/PageServer?pagename=crop_main

Please be generous!


March 2015 Charity Tray

During the month of March, our Charity Collection will help support the family of Father Matthew Baker, who was killed in an automobile accident on March 1st, and who leaves behind a wife and 6 children.

Please be generous!

 


February 2015 Charity Tray

During the month of February, our Charity Collection will help support the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, or the OCMC, an organization that supports Orthodox missions around the world.

To learn more about the OCMC, please click here:  http://www.ocmc.org

Please be generous!


January 2015 Charity Tray

During the month of January, our Charity Collection will help support Zoe for Life!, an organization in Ohio that supports women in crisis pregnancies, assists Orthodox Christians in adoption, and provides Orthodox Christian educational resources for pure living.

Click on the following link to learn more: http://www.zoeforlifeonline.org

Please be generous!


December 2014 Charity Tray

In December, we will be supporting Spooner House, and organization in Shelton that ministers to the needy and homeless in our region.

Click on the following link to learn more about the Spooner House: http://www.actspooner.org

Please be generous.


November 2014 Charity Tray

Our Charity Collection for the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving) will help support the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, which assists people in need from the Greater Bridgeport area.

Click here to learn more:  http://bridgeportrescuemission.org

Please be generous!


October 2014 Charity Tray

Our Charity Collection for the month of October will help support the Albanian Archdiocese Student Fund, which assists members and parishes of our Archdiocese with Seminary education and other projects.

Please be generous!


September 2014 Charity Tray

In September, we are collecting for the Rett Syndrome Research Trust which raises funds for research into Rett Syndrome, the disease that took Eva Karajani last September. This will be an annual collection during the month of September.

Please be generous!


August 2014 Charity Tray

In August, our collection will support Spooner House, an institution in Shelton that cares for the needy of our region.

Click on the following link to learn more about the Spooner House.

Please be generous!


July 2014 Charity Tray

In July, our Charity collection will continue to support the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. 

Click on the following link to learn more:  Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Please be generous!


June 2014 Charity Tray

In June, our Charity Tray collection will support the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Click on the link to learn more about the Bridgeport Rescue Misson.

Please be generous.


May 2014 Charity Tray

In May, our collection will support FOCUS North America, an Orthodox Christian organization that serves the poor and homeless around the country.

Click Here to learn more about FOCUS North America

Please be generous!

 

 


April 2014 Charity Tray

In April, our collection will support the Special Olympics.

To learn more about the Special Olympics, click on the following link: www.2014specialolympics.org

Please be generous!


Special Charity Collection - Mar 23, 2014

We are taking a special collection today for the family of Kristjan Ndoj, the Albanian boy from Shelton who was shot and killed last week. Please be generous!


March 2014 Charity Tray

In February, our Charity Collection will be used to support our Relay for Life team.

Click on the attached link for learn more about the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fund raiser.

Please be generous!


February 2014 Charity Tray

In February, our Charity Collection will be used to support Spooner House, an organization in Shelton that ministers to the needy and homeless in our area.

Click Here to learn more about the Spooner House.

Please be generous!


Special Charity Collection - Jan 26, 2014

In the early morning of Friday, January 24th, a home was destroyed by fire in Bridgeport. The family’s children attend the school where Chris and Sharon Buzi teach. The whole family is safe, but they lost everything in the fire. We will take a special Charity Collection today, Sunday January 26th, to assist them.

Donations can still be made to Zoe for Life for our Monthly collection.


January 2014 Charity Tray

During the month of January, our Charity Collections will help support Zoe for Life!, an organization in Ohio that supports women in crisis pregnancies, assists Orthodox Christians in adoption, and provides Orthodox Christian educational resources for pure living.

Please be generous!

Click Here to go to the Zoe for Life! website.


Non-perishable Food Collection

We are collecting non-perishable food for the residents of Spooner House in Shelton.

There is a container by the front door of the Church where people can place their donations.

Click Here to learn more about the Spooner House.


December 2013 Charity Tray

During December, our Charity Collection will go to the International Orthodox Christian Charities to support relief efforts in the Philippines for the survivors of Super Typoon Haiyon

To learn more about the IOCC relief efforts in the Philippines, click on the following link:  IOCC Philippines Typhoon Relief

To learn more about the International Orthodox Christian Charities, click here: http://www.iocc.org

Please be generous!


November 2013 Charity Tray

During November, our Charity Collection will support the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Click on the following link to learn more about the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Please be generous!


October 2013 Charity Tray

During October (continuing as we collected in September), our Charity Collection will go to Saint John the Baptist Church in South Boston to help them recover from the recent fire.

 


September 2013 Charity Tray

During September, our Charity Collection will go to Saint John the Baptist Church in South Boston to help them recover from the recent fire.


August 2013 Charity Tray

In July, our Charity Collection will support the Bridgeport Rescue Mission

The stated mission of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission is: "To fight poverty from the inside out as we embrace the urban poor and addicted with the compassion of Christ, offering hope and healing for a changed life." through a vision "To excel in the provision of food, shelter, clothing, education, job training and residential discipleship for the urban poor and addicted."

Click on the link to learn more.  Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Please be generous!

 


July 2013 Charity Tray

In July, our Charity Collection will support the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.   Please be generous!

Click on the link to view more information.


June 2013 Charity Tray

In June, we will be supporting the Little Flower Orphanage in Korça, Albania.

Please be generous!


May 2013 Charity Tray

For May 2013, our Charity Collection will be used to assist Nikola Tarisu, a young man recently arrived from Albania who lost all his possessions in a recent fire in Waterbury.

Please be generous!


April 2013 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will be used to support the Mission Trip of Greg Buzi II to Guatemala this summer.

Please be generous!


March 2013 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will be used to directly support John Babich who will be participating in fund raising for the Saint Baldrick's Foundation which supports research to overcome childhood cancer. 

Again this year, John will be participating in St. Baldrick's Head Shaving Event on March 7th.  Below is a letter describing his cause:

Dear Friends and Family,

This will be my fourth year that I'll be shaving my head for St. Baldrick's in memory of my friend Teddy who lost his battle with cancer in 2010.  With my bald head, I’ll stand in solidarity with kids being treated for cancer. But the real point of all this is to raise money for life-saving research.  I’m doing it for infants, children, teens and young adults fighting cancer.  While it’s especially hard to think of kids fighting cancer, I’m also glad to know that some of the research supported by this foundation ultimately helps to fight all cancers.

Please consider making a donation and supporting my efforts to raise money for this important research.  I can assure you this gift will be used responsibly.  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.  This is a volunteer-driven charity, which keeps fundraising costs low and grants high.  In 2012 alone, St. Baldrick’s granted more than $23 million for research – almost all raised by more than 31,000 “shavees” like me, from people like you!

You can give online (search for me at www.StBaldricks.org) or by phone (888-899-BALD).  Credit cards are the most efficient way to give, or you can write a check payable to “St. Baldrick’s Foundation.”  

This is a fun way to do something very important.  Thank you for your support!

Love,  John

If you wish to directly support him through St Baldrick's , please go to the website to donate under his event.  You can find his event listing Under Donate, type in John Babich under the "I'm donating under the fundraising goal of" .  You should see: John B., Fairfield CT, March 7, 2013, Stratfield Elementary School, TeamBrent, Team Teddy.

Click Here to go to the site, or learn more about St. Baldrick's


February 2013 Charity Tray

The monthly Charity Tray for February 2013 will be to support the Trumbull Food Pantry.

To read more  -  Click Here


January 2013 Charity Tray

This month, our Charity Collection will be donated to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to be used for relief from tropical storm Sandy in our area.

Click Here for more information on the IOCC efforts.

 


December 2012 Charity Tray

The December Charity Tray was changed during the month to support the families of the Newtown shooting tragedy.


November 2012 Charity Tray

In November, our Charity Collection will support Spooner House, an institution in Shelton that helps the poor and homeless.

Additionally, on October 30, 2012,  Cheryl Themel, Joann Soter, Greg Buzi, Sr., Kim O’Brien, Greg Buzi, Jr. and Laura Chadwick helped to prepare and serve dinner at the Spooner House.  We thank them for their efforts.

Click Here to go to the Spooner House website.


October 2012 Charity Tray

In October, our Charity Collection will be used to help Bridgeport Police Sergeant Jessica Tillson, recently diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer and mother of a 10-year old girl.


September 2012 Charity Tray

In September, our Charity Collection will benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith-based organization committed to providing food, shelter, clothing, education, job training, and residential discipleship for the urban poor and addicted.


Click Here to learn more.



August 2012 Charity Tray

In August, our Charity Collection will support the Special Olympics.


Click on the link to learn more:  Special Olympics Connecticut


July 2012 Charity Tray

Our charity collection for July will support Orthodox New England (ONE) Stewards, particularly benefiting the New England Youth Rally.


June 2012 Charity Tray

In June, our Charity Collection will be used to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life effort.


May 2012 Charity Tray

In May, we will be collecting to help a priest and parish in Nanticoke, PA, where the rectory burned down in a Sunday morning fire.


April 2012 Charity Tray

During April, our Charity Collection will support the mission trip to Kenya of Matushka Suzanne Aleandro and her husband, Fr. Vladimir Aleandro. 

 


March 2012 Charity Tray

During March, our Charity Collection will be used to support International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and the work they do in this country and around the world helping people in need.


Click Here to go to the IOCC website.



February 2012 Charity Tray

During February, our Charity Collection will be used to sponsor John Babich’s participation in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation “Head-Shaving” event to support research to end childhood cancer.  


If you would like to support John individually, go to www.stbaldricks.org, click on “Find a Participant” and enter his name in the fields to the left of the page. Then click on the “Donate” button at the right to make your donation.


Click here to learn more about St. Baldrick's.




January 2012 Charity Tray

During the month of January, our Charity Collections will help support Zoe for Life!, an organization in Ohio that supports women in crisis pregnancies, assists Orthodox Christians in adoption, and provides Orthodox Christian educational resources for pure living.


December 2011 Charity Tray

During the month of December, our Charity Collections will help support Fisher House, an organization that provides a “Home away from Home” for wounded veterans and their families at VA hospitals around the country.


Click Here to view additional information about Fisher House from their website


Oct & Nov 2011 Charity Tray

During the months of October and November, our Charity Collections will help support the renovation of our Archdiocesan Chancery Offices in Boston


September 2011 Charity Tray

During the month of September, our Charity Collections will help support the development of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero in New York City.


August 2011 Charity Tray

In August, we will be supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, which is dedicated to helping injured military service members.

 


July 2011 Charity Tray

During the month of July, our Charity Collections will help support Bread of Heaven Ministry, Inc., an outreach to the homeless, needy and hurting in the city of Bridgeport.

 


June 2011 Charity Tray

During the month of June, our Charity Collections will go to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) for the support and assistance of those suffering from the recent tornadoes in the Mid-west.


Click Here to view the IOCC web page discussing the tornado relief effort.





May 2011 Charity Tray

In May, our collection will help to support the Monroe Food Pantry.

Please be generous!


Click Here to view web page



April 2011 Charity Tray

In April, our collection will help to support a program of the Capitol Regional Education Center in Hartford. They are making arrangements for 5 students of the Jani Vreto School in Leskovik, Albania, to spend a week at the Metropolitan Learning Center for International Studies, a magnet school in Hartford.

 


Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Victims

This Sunday and next, March 20th and 27th, at the request of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, our Charity Collections will go to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to assist in its relief efforts in Japan.  Please be generous!

Click on the link below to go to the IOCC website:

http://www.iocc.org/


March 2011 Charity Tray

In March, our Charity Collection will go to support the Monroe Food Pantry.


Please be generous!


Click Here to view web page for the Monroe Food Pantry




 


February 2011 Charity Tray

In February, our Charity Collection will go to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) to help the people of Haiti who are still suffering a whole year after the earthquake that desolated their country.  In the last 12 months, the IOCC has assisted over 200,000 people in Haiti, however continued support is required.


For more information on the IOCC, and the IOCC relief efforts in Haiti, please click onto the links below:

 

International Orthodox Christian Charities website: www.iocc.org

 

IOCC Haiti assist efforts:  http://www.iocc.org/news/1-04-11haiti-page3.aspx

 



January 2011 Charity Tray

In January, our Charity Collections will be used to support Thomas Merton Center, an agency in Bridgeport that helps people of every age group and nationality who are in need.

 


November & December 2010 Charity Tray

During November and December, our monthly Charity Collection will support Chancery renovations for our Albanian Archdiocese.


October 2010 Charity Tray

We are hoping to conduct a “Walk for Water” to help the Orthodox Christian people of the Turkana tribe in northern Kenya have access to clean water. The money raised through this walk will help to construct bore holes in a few villages in the region. Be on the lookout for details.

During the month of October, the Charity Collection has been designated to support this effort.



August & September 2010 Charity

Michel Baik and Steven Velazquez, two firefighters, lost their lives last week in the line of duty.  Our sympathies and prayers go out to their families. 

 

Michel was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on Park Avenue in Bridgeport.  He is survived by his wife, Laurie, and children Andrew, Thomas, and Margaret. 


This month’s charity collection is for the children of Michel Baik.



June & July 2010 Charity

Our charity collections for the months of June and July will be for the Sisters of Mercy.


May 2010 Charity Tray

Diana Breaz is the six year old daughter of Simion and Violeta Breaz of St. Dimitrie’s Church.  She is currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer.  The traditional treatment is dangerous for her and not very promising, so her parents have been seeking alternative treatments.  This is very expensive and not covered by medical insurance.  

On February 14th, the St. Dimitrie’s community initiated a project to raise money for Diana.  The St. George community wishes to assist them with their efforts by dedicating our May charity tray to Diana.

Please keep Diana and her family in your prayers.


April 2010 Charity Tray

All proceeds collected during April will go to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission which help the hungry, homeless, and addicted throughout Fairfield County.

Click Here to go to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission website.


March 2010 Charity Tray

The March Charity Tray is to assist Fr. Gregory Becker who recently lost all of his possessions when a fire broke out in his home on February 26th.   Father Gregory is servicing St. Elia Orthodox Church in Jamestown, NY.   St. Elia is a sister parish in the Albanian Archdiocese of the OCA.  On behalf of the archdiocese, we are raising money to assist him in his loss.


Haiti Earthquake Victims

We will be collecting the last three Sundays of January to support Haiti.

By now we all have seen pictures of the incomprehensible destruction and loss of life in Haiti who are the poorest of the poor.  Not everyone is in a position to donate to emergency relief, but if you are, please be encouraged to do so. 

International Orthodox Christian Charities is always a great avenue for this.  You can do so online at by clicking on the following link:

http://www.iocc.org/news/1-15-10haiti-resouces.aspx


Cell Phones for Soldiers

Do you have unwanted cell phones in your house? You can donate them, and in return our soldiers will get free calling cards –

Check this site out:

http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/


December-February 2010 Charity Tray

TO MAKE UP FOR OUR ADJUSTMENT OF CHARITY COLLECTIONS IN JANUARY FOR HAITI, WE WILL BE CONTINUE TO COLLECT THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF FEBRUARY TO SUPPORT FR. VLADIMIR AND SUZANNE'S TRIP

Father Vladimir Aleandro from Christ the Savior Church in Southbury and his wife Suzanne will be returning to Africa in February 2010 to continue their missionary work.  This time they will venture into the most remote, isolated and dangerous area in Africa.

We are dedicating the December and January Charity Tray to assist their effort to spread the Word of the Lord among people who have never been exposed to Christianity.

Their missionary trip is coordinated by the Orthodox Christian Missionary Center (OCMC). For more information about the work of the OCMC, click on the highlighted link: http://www.ocmc.org/



November 2009 Charity Tray

Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Some quick statistics:

21.6% of Bridgeport’s residents live below the federal poverty level; every day, men, women and children receive a hand up and out of their circumstances through the programs and services at Bridgeport Rescue Mission.  

The volume of services provided by the Bridgeport Rescue Mission this year, from January through August 2009:

- Nights of shelter provided: 19,744

- Meals for guests and working poor: 265,733

- Mobile kitchen meals: 25,021

Beyond money, these food items are needed for distribution: cans of vegetables, fruits or soups; pasta, pasta sauces, macaroni & cheese, hot/cold cereal.

For more information, please click onto the link below:
http://www.bridgeportrescuemission.org/



October 2009 Charity Tray

Christmas Stocking Appeal for Albanian Children

As part of an archdiocese wide appeal, monies from the October Monthly Charity Tray will be used to  purchase and deliver Christmas stocking of toys and sweets to needy children in Albania.

Click Here to view a memo announcing the appeal


August & September 2009 Charity Tray

The monthly collection for August and September will be to provide financial support to the Archdiocesan Seminarian Fund.  The donations will be turned over to the Archdiocese at the Archdiocesan Assembly which will be held in Philadelphia on September 24th-26th.


June & July 2009 Charity Tray

The monthly Charity collection for both June and July is to provide financial support for the Church Planting Grant Appeal (formally known as the “Mission Appeal”) which supports qualifying OCA missions.

Click Here to view a letter from Metropolitan Jonah asking to support to the 2009 Church Planting Grant Appeal.


May 2009 Charity Tray

Metropolitan Jonah invites all OCA parishes to support FOCUS North America.  

FOCUS North America is a network of Orthodox Christian social action ministries that express Christ's love in North America for those who are hungry, thirsty, strangers, naked, sick or in prison [Matt. 25:35ff].

"While many of us live in relative comfort, the reality is that many in our country and even in some of our parishes are facing desperation," Metropolitan Jonah writes in his letter. "I know that you are already supporting your parish and other worthy causes, but I hope that, out of the abundance that the Lord has given you and according to your means, you will also support this important initiative."

To view the full letter from Metropolitan Jonah, click below:
http://www.oca.org/PDF/NEWS/2009/2009-0414-focus.pdf 
 
For more information on FOCUS North America, click on the link below:
http://www.FocusNorthAmerica.org



April 2009 Charity Tray

The monthly Charity collection for April is  to provide financial support for the Saint Innocent Orphanage and Project Mexico.

These charities state their mission as "Building hope for boys without families and families without homes"

Click on the link below for more information:
www.projectmexico.org



Church School Lenten Outreach Program

The Church School is sponsoring a food collection as a Lenten Outreach program.

The specific program being supported is called the "Week-ender Backpack Program" which helps children in the Greater Bridgeport area who do not have enough food to last them through the weekend.

Click Here for more details on the program.


Support for homeless Connecticut veterans

This is a very exciting time for many VA Connecticut veterans who have been homeless. Soon they will be moving into their own apartments.

Furniture in good (lightly used) condition and household items are needed to make these apartments a home.

If you have items to donate please call Jennifer DeGaetano at the Errera Community Care Center at (203) 500-5613.


March 2009 Charity Tray

Charity collections for March 2009 are to provide financial support for Orthodox missions through the Orthodox Christian Missionary Center (OCMC).   The OCMC is the official international missions agency of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA).

If you wish, you may alternately contribute by using the OCMC canisters which are available in the church vestibule.

For information on the OCMC, please click onto the link below:
http://www.ocmc.org/




February 2009 Charity Tray

5th Grader’s Service Project: Project Warmth

As part of his Talented and Gifted (TAG) program, TJ Coughlin was to create a Service Learning Project.  As his topic, he chose one that dealt with helping those less fortunate deal with heating their homes in the winter.  Following research and interviews, he developed a “Power Point” presentation and an informational/educational brochure for the parish and after a Liturgy presented his project to the parishioners.

Following his presentation on February 1st, he invited everyone to a coffee hour that he sponsored – and even baked for!

The support of this project will be the February Charity Tray. 

Click Here to view TJ's presentation materials.

Click Here to go to the Photo Archive and view additional photos of TJ addressing the parish and explaining his project at the coffee hour he sponsored.

Photo - from Left to Right:  First Selectman of Monroe Tom Buzi and TJ Coughlin.

Click Here to view a newspaper article from the Connecticut Post.


Support to local Food Banks

Hunger never takes a vacation! 

The collection of non-perishable food stuffs is an on-going ministry in the parish.  The proceeds are directed to area food banks (generally to the Trumbull Visiting Nurse Association and the Merton House of Bridgeport) for distribution to those who are in need.

St. George maintains collection boxes in the church for donating non-perishable food items all year.  We appreciate everyone's continued support!


January 2009 Charity Tray

In the month of January 2009, we collected for the Thomas Merton House – a soup kitchen in the city of Bridgeport.

Click Here to view a recent article about the Merton House.


December 2008 Charity Tray

Below was the purpose of our December 2008 Charity Tray:

Real Break is a pan-orthodox program of North American Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA). We would like to support one of our “native sons.”

2009 Real Break Greece: The project will take our parishioner to a place in Central Greece, near the city of Karditsa. This is an area rarely visited by the average tourist from abroad. However, the mountainous terrain attracts the few, who seek hard enough, to find areas unspoiled by a deluge of tourists.

The team will be based in the sixteenth century monastery of the Twelve Apostles, known by the locals as “Red Church,” just outside of Karditsa. The Twelve Apostles monastery works closely with Saint George Monastery near Mavromati. St. George Monastery is famous for housing one of the four icons of the Virgin Mary associated with St. Luke the Evangelist. This monastery is one of two historic monasteries in the local Diocese which have been recently reopened. The other, near the village of Katafigi, is the sixteenth century monastery, Moni Petras. Moni Petras is famous for its Wonder-working icon of the Virgin Mary. Both sisterhoods of St. George and Twelve Apostles, as well as the brotherhood of Moni Petras are international in character consisting not only of Greeks but people from various other countries such as the United States, Russia, Germany, Georgia, England, South Africa and Israel, to name a few. Most members of both monasteries speak English at least as a second language. The team will be working with all three of the monasteries on any tasks that they need our assistance.

Even though this mission will be taking place during Great Lent, the hosts will do all in their means to offer genuine Greek hospitality, as well as the opportunity to participate in their daily lives of prayer and work.

The monastics at these three monasteries are wonderful people. They are looking forward to the team’s arrival. They have plenty of plans to keep the participant busy, but will also make sure he/she learns and experiences Orthodoxy in a truly unique manner, one which cannot be experienced anywhere else.

Photo - from Left to Right:   Parish Council President Bill Kovachi presenting a check to Christopher Adams to help subsidize some of his travel expenses to Greece for his Real Break experience.


October 2017 Charity Tray


October 2017 Charity Tray

This month we are supporting the Theological Student Fund of our Albanian Archdiocese.

This Fund supports young men from our Archdiocese who are studying for the Priesthood as well as clergy and others who are continuing their education or who are travelling to Albania to support the Church there.

Please be generous!


 
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