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HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH WESTFIELD ^ NEW JERSEY

HtgocWestfield@htgocnj.org

January 2012 ^ Volume 36, Issue 1

908-233-8533

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New Year’s Time keeps ticking…

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ook carefully then how you walk, not as unwise, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5: 15-16

“I have only just a minute, Only 60 seconds in it, Forced upon me – can’t refuse it, Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it, But it’s up to me to use it – Give account if I abuse it: just a tiny little minute – But eternity in it.

Time is too precious a gift, too scarce a commodity to be squandered. If we waste it, we lose more opportunities than we know. Each moment is an opportunity for prayer, for kindness, for self-control, for personal growth. Make the best possible use of your time, says St. Paul – Col. 4:5. If time is charged with opportunity (kairos “time” in Greek) and not merely a succession of empty moments (chronos “time” in Greek), it is shameful to waste it and sinful to kill it. The Bible places the accent upon time as kairos, as a Godgiven opportunity for us to use, to repent, to turn to Jesus, to love God and neighbor, to grow more and more unto His likeness. How we spend time is far more important than how we spend

money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but when time is gone, it is gone forever. Is time running out on me? Well it’s another year; another moment passing us by. Let’s make this New Year 2012 the best we can make it. For the further we progress in time the closer we come to our demise, the closer we come to the grave. But with Christ, the passing of time signals the approach of the Saviour, the close of this age and the beginning of God’s time, which last unto eternity. Make your pledges, make your New Year’s resolutions and put Christ in the center of your life. Wishing you a blessed and prosperous New Year. Peace be to you. ^

ORTHODOX MISSION TO SIERRA LEONE Many thanks are extended to those who made a donation to the Orthodox Mission to Sierra Leone. Fr. Themis was moved by our outpouring of love. Because of your generosity and kindness of heart, Holy Trinity will send $8,300. With generous giving, the true spirit of Christian giving is made manifest within your hearts. Fr. Themis celebrated the liturgy with Fr. Peter on Sunday, November 27. He spoke of his mission in Sierra Leone. Fr. Peter and Dn. Gregory with Fr. Themis.

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Dates in the Life of Our Church January - February

Naming of our Lord/St. Basil the Great

SUN

1

8:15 AM Orthros 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy No Religious Ed. classes

MON

2

TUE

3

7:00 PM Jr. Basketball practice 8:00 PM Sr. Basketball practice 4:00 PM Greek School

19 SUN

8:30 AM Royal Hours 10:00 AM

Vesperal Divine Liturgy with the Lesser Blessing of Waters

4:00 PM Greek School

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Holy Theophany 8:30 AM Orthros

7

St. John the Baptist 8:30 AM Orthros

4:00 PM Greek School

SUN

8:15 AM Orthros

8

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

TUE

4:00 PM Greek School

10

25

11

THUR

THUR

26

12

SUN

8:15 AM Orthros

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SUN

15

2:00 PM Sr. basketball & volleyball playoffs in Holmdel

30

Annual Vasilopita Luncheon MON

16 TUE

17

7:30 PM NNJYC

TUE

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9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

8:30 AM Orthros 4:00 PM Greek School Presentation of the Lord into the Temple

THUR

2

8:30 AM Orthros 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy 4:00 PM Greek School 7:30 PM Choir practice / Greek dance practice

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SUN

5

9:00 AM Jr. basketball playoff at WestďŹ eld 6:00 PM Greek School Dance @ Pantagis 8:15 AM Orthros 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy 1:00 PM Baptism

TUE

4:00 PM Greek School

THUR

4:00 PM Greek School

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9

7:30 PM Choir practice 7:30 PM Greek dance practice

St. Anthony the Great 8:30 AM Orthros

Three Hierarchs 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

8:15 AM Orthros 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

MON

SAT

7:30 PM Greek dance practice

7:30 PM Choir practice / Greek dancing basketball & volleyball Tournament 9:00 AM Sr. in Toms River

10:00 AM TOTS

7:30 PM Choir practice

4:00 PM Greek School

SAT

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7:00 PM Philoptochos meeting

4:00 PM Greek School

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM TOTS

7:30 PM Parish Council meeting WED

St. Gregory the Theologian

WED

9:30 AM Divine Liturgy 10:30 AM Volleyball practice

8:15 AM Orthros

TUE

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9:30 AM Divine Liturgy with the Great Blessing of Waters SAT

7:30 PM Choir practice / Greek dance practice 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM Choir practice / Greek dance practice FRI

4:00 PM Greek School

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Paramoni of Theophany

THUR

5

THUR

SUN

12

8:15 AM Orthros 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy

11:00 AM Trinity Circle meeting 4:00 PM Greek School

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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church ^ Westfield, New Jersey

Godparent/Godchild Sunday followed by Communion Breakfast


Parish Council - 2011 Update

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he Parish Council is comprised of the Parish Priest and the elected members of the Parish in good standing. Twenty-two dedicated men and women serve Holy Trinity as volunteers and make it possible for the Church to function effectively on a parish level. They are our Parish Council and we offer them our heartfelt thanks for assuming the great responsibilities before God, the Orthodox Church, our Holy Metropolis and, you, our faithful parishioners.

Listed here is the Parish Council for 2011 who deserve our appreciation and many thanks. May the Holy Trinity bless you always.

Parish Council members serve as role models for parishioners and they take this ministry very seriously. They lead by example by attending Church services and parish events, and regularly participate in the sacramental life of the Church. By doing so, they have a true effect on the overall life of the Church. As your pastor, I would like to personally thank them for their dedication and, on behalf of our entire parish, express my gratitude to all of them. As we begin 2012, Ted Demetriou is thanked for his fi ne leadership this past year as the Parish Council President. Holy Trinity continues to be an outstanding Christ-centered parish.

Rev. Fr. Peter Delvizis, Presiding Priest Ted Demetriou, President Notis Kotsolios, Vice President George Colonias, Secretary James C. Fountas, Treasurer Nicholas J. Bouras, Assistant Treasurer And Peter Arbes, B. Theodore Bozonelis, Dean Constantine, Theodore Exarhakos, Richard Frigerio, James P. Gianakis, Jo-Ann Jayson, A.J. Karanikolas, Peter A. Ladas, Robert V. LoAlbo, Kassandra Romas, Michael Savva, Peter Tarhanidis, Bill Theofanous, Peter Tsirigotis, Ted Vagelos, and George Youlios ^

Sacraments & Rites FUNERALS

BAPTISMS

Sun., Nov. 6 - Eleni

Tue., September 20 ^ Crisanta Toescu

Daughter of Sevasti & Harilaos Aspromatis

Mon., October 31 ^ Mary Kavalieros

Sun., Dec. 4 - Alexander John Son of Lexi & Chris Kiriakatis

Fri., November 18 ^ Angelica Mouras

Sat., Dec. 9 - Kathryn Argyro

Wed., December 30 ^ Charles Albert Honecker

Daughter of Christina & Todd Eberly

New Members of the Church George & Frances Foussianes

Basilio Lukis

Frank & Lisa Pessolano

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Philoptochos ■ AVI KIRIAKATIS, PRESIDENT

To aid the poor, the aged, the hungry, the needy, and the sick through charitable works performed with discretion, courtesy, and kindness.

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he Ladies Philoptochos Society looks forward to a great New Year in 2012. We seek to treat ill children, aid the fragile elderly, assist students, offer friendship to the lonely and forgotten, support our men and women in uniform overseas and provide kindness to many more. The faithful stewards of Philoptochos express their love and dedication by practicing the beautiful lessons of our Lord. The women of our great Society wholeheartedly resolve with deeper promise and renewed spirit to aid and embrace those in need utilizing their collective resources. Let us embrace the gift of life and multiply our efforts to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ. May you and your families receive the blessings of the Lord, as He guides us to live our lives appropriately and to assume responsibility on behalf of those in need.

With the spiritual blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos, The Metropolis of NJ Philoptochos is honored to be hosting a benefit for the National Philoptochos Center of Philanthropy, on Saturday, February 4, 2012, the Agape Luncheon at the Pines Manor. At that time, Philoptochos members who have served more than 50 years will be honored. It is with great pleasure that I announce to you the honorees of Holy Trinity; Helen Athenson, Barbara Manos, Kelly Manos, Avi Kiriakatis, Mary Papadeas and Angela Thomas. Congratulations to all. To show your support, kindly make your reservation at the Philoptochos table during Fellowship Hour.

May there be peace within today. May you use your gifts and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

As always, we would like to encourage all women in our Holy Trinity community to become members of Philoptochos at our Vasilopita Luncheon/Membership Drive on Sun., January 15, 2012 – Please sign up. The work we do in Christ’s Name goes to support many charitable organizations, needy families, and various research foundations in addition to the many requests we receive throughout the year. Last year through our various fund raisers we were able to distribute approximately $45,000.

On behalf of the Philoptochos Board and all the Philoptochos Members, we thank Father Peter for his spiritual guidance and all the parishioners for their support. We wish our Holy Trinity Community a Happy and Healthy New Year.

In November Homefirst, homeless of Union County, was the recipient of a $1,000 donation from Philoptochos Annual Art Show which was comprised of 9 Greek/American Artists from the surrounding area. We are very proud of this accomplishment and look forward to next year’s show when we can raise more funds for the homeless.

Jan. 15, 2012, Sunday - Vasilopita Luncheon to benefit St. Basil’s Academy - $15.00/Adults, $5/Children under 18.

Thank you to all who participated in the Christmas Card program. Special thanks to Cynthia Ladas and Mary Skiadas, Co-chairs. To the Bloomingdale Fashion Show Co-chairs Nina Anastasiou, Ellen Manos Athenson, Christina Colonias, Barbara Manos, and Marianne Savorgiannakis, we express our deepest thanks and gratitude for an outstanding job. We thank Marina LoAlbo, Chairperson, and the Philoptochos board members for presenting a joyous evening of merriment at the Christmas Party. The representatives of YWCA of Eastern Union County for Battered Women were present and

Feb. 6, 2012, Monday - Board Meeting - 7:00 pm - Room 101

Philoptochos Christmas Party. Photo by Nitsa Bruno.

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we donated $500.00 as well as many gifts for the battered women and their families. We thank Joanne Kallerges, Chairperson, and her committee for the delicious baked goods for our home-bound parishioners letting them know they are always remembered and loved. This is a very loving and rewarding outreach program.

Calendar of Events Jan. 10, 2012, Tuesday - Board Meeting - 7:00 pm - Room 101

Feb. 5, 2012, Saturday - Metropolis Agape Luncheon to benefit future National Philoptochos Home and to honor Philoptochos members with over 50 years’ service. Feb. 12, Sunday - Tray collection - “Go Red for Women” - American Heart Association - Mary Demiris & Marina LoAlbo Feb. 25, Saturday - St. Michael’s Home Visitation - 9:00 am Yonkers, NY Babies Quiltathon - Bouras Center - Themis Ganifas, Chairperson May 9, 2012, Wednesday - Annual Fashion Show at Shackamaxon Country Club - Janet O’Sullivan & Debbie Efthemion Co-chairs ^

Avi Kiriakatis with representatives from the YWCA , Trisha Espinoza & Jan Lilien alongside Marina LoAlbo, Chairperson of Christmas Party.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church ^ Westfield, New Jersey


Philoptochos Fifth Annual Art Show was a huge success. $1,000 was raised for Homefirst, homeless of Union County. We thank all the artists and parishioners that participated, Father Peter Delvizis, our Spiritual Advisor, Helen Bruno, Co-Chair, Kathleen Kakaletris, Div. of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, County of Union for her support and the Woodland String Quartet, headed by Luba Schnable.” Annual Philoptochos Art Show benefitting Home First. From left to right: Nick S. Dedes, Connie Parlitsis, Aspasia Melis, Avi Kiriakatis, Fr. Peter Delvizis, Helen Bruno, Maria Halkias, Constantine Kiriakatis and Kostas Lymperopoulos. Photo by Avi. Philoptochos donating $1000 to Home First. Irene Panagakos, Marina LoAlbo, Fr. Peter Delvizis, Rick Porter, Deputy Director of Development & Public Relations Homefirst, Avi Kiriakatis, Helen Hadzitheodorou. Photo by Avi.

Christmas Baking for “Home Bound”. Photo by Ted Vagelos

The Ladies Philoptochos of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Invite you to the

Annual Vasilopita Luncheon & Philoptochos Stewardship Sunday January 15, 2012

In the Bouras Center, following the Divine Liturgy All proceeds to benefit the children of St. Basil’s Academy Reservations may be made until Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Philoptochos table during the Fellowship Hour or mail your reservation to: “Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church - Attn: Philoptochos Vasilopita 250 Gallows Hill Road - Westfield, NJ 07090-1109” Holy Trinity Vasilopita Luncheon & Philoptochos Stewardship Sunday. January 15, 2012 *OPEN SEATING * NO RESERVED SEATING *More information, call Pat Kalellis at 908/233-7297 We hope to see you there! Pat Kalellis & Helen Bruno, Co-chairpersons

Name: # of Adults:

# Children 16 & younger:

Amount Enclosed: Cash $

Check#

Adults: $15.00 - Children 16 & younger: $5.00

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Holy Trinity Choir The Choir Presents a Different Liturgy

■ KATHRYN ATHANASOULAS, CHOIR DIRECTOR o celebrate Church Music Sunday on October 10, 2010 the choir offered the premiere of a Liturgy written by Dr. Spyridon Spathis (1852-1941). Those who were present that Sunday enjoyed this presentation. On December 19 the choir once again offered this lovely Liturgy. Choir members who attended our annual conference in Richmond, VA 2008 were introduced to this Liturgy. Once again the choir presented it on November 20, 2011.

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The choir hopes that you enjoyed and were inspired by this lovely historical Greek arrangement. This will not replace our traditional Liturgy but is offered as a musical/spiritual gift. Here is a short history of when it was written. Dr. Spyridon Spathis was a Professor at the University of Athens and a well-known musicologist when he was chosen by King George I of Greece to direct the music he had harmonized at the inauguration of the new Greek Orthodox Church in Paris. It took place in December 1895 in the

presence of the King. After the opening of the church, Dr. Spathis decided to settle in Paris and devoted the remainder of his life to directing the choir of the church and to harmonizing a total of 80 Byzantine hymns. In 1941 his widow, Fanny Spathis also an accomplished musician, succeeded him as Director and made the Byzantine Choir of the Greek Orthodox Church of Paris well known to musicologists. After the death of Fanny in 1962, the direction of the Choir passed to her daughter. Over the years many visitors from other countries have been impressed by the beauty of these magnificent hymns harmonized by Dr. Spathis, sung exclusively in the Greek Orthodox Church of Paris. They have asked for copies for use in their own churches. Unfortunately their requests could not be granted as the music existed only in manuscript form. Around 1963 these hymns were published thus making them available throughout the world fulfilling an obligation to Dr. Spathis and to the many admirers of this music. ^

The Holy Trinity Greek School PTO

Cordially invites you to our

6 t h Annual Family Greek Night Saturday, February 4, 2012 • 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Pantagis Renaissance. Park & Mountain Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

Buffet Dinner - Beer & Wine Bar - Music Provided by DJ Yannis

Adults $50.00 for adults • Children $20.00 6th Annual Family Greek Night. Please R.S.V.P. by Jan 29, 2012 Name: Phone: # of Adults:

# Children (5 - 13 yr. old):

Amount Enclosed: Cash $

# Children (under 5 -FREE):

Check#

Please make checks payable to : “Holy Trinity Greek School PTO”. Please contact Irene Coben (908) 889 0327 with any questions. 6

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Greek School We wish everyone a Happy New Year. We look forward to the new year and our Vasilopita blessing with Father Peter. Please save the date for our annual “Family Greek Dance” which will be held on February 4th, 2011! Please join us! Happy Holidays to ALL! ^ Joy & Hope Greek Troupe

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Godparent/Godchild Sunday with Communion Breakfast February 12, 2012 Sponsored by Holy Trinity Religious Education

Godchildren d hild are asked to invite their Godparents to receive Communion with them and to attend the Breakfast. Orthros 8:15 AM; Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM Breakfast in the Bouras Center after Sunday School classes Reservations during the Fellowship Hour on Jan. 22nd, Jan. 29th & Feb. 5th. $12.00 for adults • $6.00 for children under 12 Godparent/Godchild Sunday with Communion Breakfast Name: # of Adults:

# Children 12 & younger:

Amount Enclosed: Cash $

Check#

Please volunteer to help by calling the chairperson, Andrea Cerini, (908) 889-5961 or emailing at Andreacerini3@hotmail.com. The Promise ^ January 2012 ^ Volume 36, Issue 1

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Stewardship

Woman who offered precious ointment love? Is it the best you can do? Notice what else Jesus said about this woman’s gift: “I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” She couldn’t buy that kind of testimony or notoriety for any amount of money; but giving obtained it for her. Your giving does not stop when you put a check in your Stewardship envelope. Your giving continues to live on as a testimony to God’s presence. Your money is transformed into the service of Orthodoxy on the parish, Archdiocesan, Metropolis and Patriarchal levels. You can’t put a price on that. You cannot buy an eternal soul, but through giving you can make eternity possible for your soul, your family’s and for others. You cannot buy the blessings of God, but through giving you can release God’s blessing through the Church.

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here’s a principle found throughout the Scriptures concerning giving, it says: When you give, you gain what you cannot buy with your money. In Mark 14:3-9, a woman gave Jesus a gift of precious ointment. There were some present who called her gift “wasteful.” They said the ointment should have been sold and the money given to the poor. But Jesus rebuked their hypocrisy, for gifts given from the heart are always accepted by the Lord. This woman gave Jesus something precious, her best gift, the best she could do. When you give to the church, is your gift merely a token gift or is it, a generous gift, coming from your heart fi lled with

With your 2012 Stewardship offering, are you giving in the spirit of the woman who anointed Jesus with the costly ointment? Have you increased your Stewardship Commitment for 2012? If you haven’t maybe you should reconsider? Does your giving reflect generosity of spirit, which in turn provides blessings that “money cannot buy?” Is your Stewardship Commitment a loving gift, a generous gift, a gift coming from your heart? Is it the best you can do? Let’s all join hearts and hands today in the Body of Christ and give our best to the work of the Lord for 2012. May the Lord say about you: he has given his best, she has given her best. ^

Special New Year’s Gifts Throughout Christmas and the New Year, many of our parishioners desire to express their love for Christ by offering a gift to His Church. For this reason, a list is provided for your convenience. Please call the church office for more information. Altar Fund [any amount]; Incense $50; Charcoal $30; Daily Bible Guides $250; Holy Water Bottles $300; Thank you for your donation and support. ^ 8

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Bookstore

Happy New Year Wishes from the Book Store!

■ SANDY MOURATOGLOU OLTMANN & ANDREA BLASI The Book Store wishes you every happiness in 2012 and in all the years to come! To enhance that happiness you might consider answering these questions: “WHAT?”: Book Store Stewardship gives you the opportunity to browse our many offerings: Icons, Crosses, and religious CDs to inspire prayers; Bibles for young and old; and books on various aspects of the Greek Orthodox religion, Greek culture and cooking. Book Store Stewardship also gives you the opportunity to meet new friends, and most rewarding of all, to help spread the Word of God. “WHY?”: To put our “lamps” on a “lamp stand to give light to all who are in the house” (Matthew 5:15). As the moon does not generate its own light, but gives only a reflection of the sun’s light, the light of each human being is only a reflection of God’s light. How better could our “lamps” shine than to help our fellow adult parishioners with their lifelong journey in search of their “pearl of great price” (Matthew 13:45-46)? Please see the notes in the Orthodox Study Bible, Old and New Testament version: we still have many copies of this Bible available for the surprisingly low price of $32! Note also that “pearl of great price” is perhaps better translated as “pearl of great value” the “Greek adjective polytimos is compounded of polys ‘much’, and the noun time, which means ‘value’” (Ralph Earle, Word

Meanings in the New Testament: A quick reference to help you discover the richness of meaning found in the original language of the Bible, page 13. Earle references NASB The New American Standard Bible and NIV The Holy Bible, New International Version.) “HOW?”: There is an old saying: “It is better to give, than to receive”. Learn how to give so that you can receive from God. There is something very special about any Christian Stewardship, as we see in Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Again, there is a beautiful note about this in the Orthodox Study Bible.) Obviously the idea here is abundant giving, in general. What could be more rewarding, however, than helping fellow adult parishioners (and in the process, yourself ) find each one’s own “pearl of great value”? We all have umpteen responsibilities at home, at work, and even several responsibilities at Church. Look around at any Church function; you will always see the same faces among those who are working. You can enhance your Stewardship in two ways: you will personally receive more than you give (with any Stewardship). If you become a Book Store Steward, however, you will also donate to the expenses of our Church because all Book Store profits are donated to the Church. In addition, one cannot say that one Church Stewardship is any better than another (1 Corinthians 12:4-21): Furthermore, although all Church Stewardships listed at the top of page 19 of our Church directory allow individuals to give according to their own unique talents and abilities, only Book Store Stewardship allows one to give according to one’s own schedule: even if you help us once every so often, it is help we did not have before! There is no obligation, you will meet new people and find it extremely rewarding. ^ The Promise ^ January 2012 ^ Volume 36, Issue 1

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YHT ■

VICKIE ZOURZOUKIS, PRESIDENT

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he Youth and Advisors want to take this time to wish our entire Holy Trinity Family joy and happiness as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. ATHLETICS: Our athletic teams are part way through the season. There are several games left in Dec. and Jan. Then it will be tournament and play-off time. The records are as follows: Girls volleyball – 3 wins and 2 losses Junior boys basketball – 3 wins and 0 losses Senior boys basketball – 2 wins and 2 loss. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: The group sign ups are complete and we will announce the practice times

soon. We need member cooperation and parent support to have successful rehearsals. Sunday, November 20th - Youth Sunday and the Youth Lunch. A number of our youth members worked side by side with Board members under the direction of Notis. Although it is mostly the officers (and not a large group) who have this opportunity, it is important for our youth to carry out these duties and interact as they do on this day. YOUTH LUNCH: The turkey dinner was successful. We thank you for your support. The youth and advisors want to thank Op for his support with the dinner. We collected over $600 with our 50/50 and were able to donate $325 to Fr. Themis’

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Sierre Leone. Our winners were the Vagelos family and Dino & Toni Genakos. Friday December 2nd - Youth Lock-In 30 attendees. The advisors had much support from the parents and we all had a great time. Thanks to Father Peter for his encouragement to have the Lock-In. Thanks to the Binairis family for the ice cream. We covered spiritual development, Sights and Sounds crafts, outreach and fellowship. Admission to this event was the donation of crayons for St. Jude’s. UPCOMING EVENTS: Tuesday, December 27th - Parents vs. YHT members for volleyball and basketball. Wednesday, December 28th - NNJYC Christmas Dance in Randolph. ^


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