The St. Demetrios Philoptochos honored Mary Simatos as ‘Mother of the Year” on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th. Mary was recognized for her commitment and dedication to our St. Demetrios community as well as for her role as loving matriarch to her family.
On Saturday, May 12th, St. Demetrios hosted the annual New Jersey Metropolis GOYA Indoor Olympics. A big thank you to everyone who worked hard to make it a huge success, especially organizer Callie Vosinas as well as Irene Dimitratos, Mary Lou Rivera, George and Afroula Kane, Michael Koudis, Jim and Larayne Panayi, Marietta Khalil, Demos and Jennifer Simatos, Demetra and Stavroula Wagner, Fr. George and Presbytera Maureen, Helen Horan, Froso and Ruben Morales and GOYA advisors Nick and Cindy Giannakopoulos.
Congratulations to all that helped make this year’s Oratorical Festival a huge success! St. Demetrios hosted the St. John Chrysostom District Oratorical Festival on Saturday, April 28th and was spear-headed by Maria Mantoudakis. Julia Parsenios was a finalist for the Senior Division and Kalli Simatos was a finalist for the Junior Division. Both will advance to the Metropolis Level Oratorical Festival being held on Saturday, May 19th.
We had a pleasant surprise yesterday morning at the Clergy Laity Conference to have Father George as one of the special presenters speaking on “From Paschal to Pentecost with the Gospel of John.” He was commended on an inspiring message by His Eminence Evangelos which made us very proud! Congratulations, Father George!
Buy your plate for our St. Demetrios Restoration Rededication today…
St. Demetrios parishioners participate in the “Spirit of Lent” concert at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckopf, New Jersey, as members of the Eastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians.