Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Bright Monday 2022
Bright Monday 2022
Bright Monday 2022

Memorial (Soul) Saturdays

One of the most venerable traditions in the Holy Orthodox Church is the commemoration of the departed in our Liturgical prayers.We remember our deceased at every Liturgy. In our Liturgical calendar, Saturdays are dedicated, in a special way, to prayer for the dead, since on that day God not only rested from His work, but Christ lay in the tomb. In accord with this, the Church has established special days of universal commemoration commonly known as Memorial (Soul) Saturdays. This year, there are five such Saturdays:

February 26 (Pre-Lent); March 19 & April 2 (Lent); June 11 (Eve of Pentecost); and October 22 (Demetrius Saturday)

 Liturgy on each of these days will be preceded by Matins for the Departed on Friday evening. A form to list the names of those that you want mentioned during these services is found in the bulletin or can be printed here. Mem_Sat_2022_Form

WELCOME Rev. Deacon Galloway!

Welcome to our new intern, Rev. Deacon David Galloway from St. Vladimir's Seminary in Yonkers, NY. Deacon David will be with us for the next nine months to develop his pastoral skills by working alongside Father David. May this time afford him the opportunity to gain insight on his spiritual gifts for the public exercise of ministry. We support him and his family with our prayers and encouragement.

Coffee Hour Has Returned

COFFEE HOUR returned. However, for this ministry to continue, we will need volunteers to host! A signup sheet with simple guidelines is now available on the bulletin board in the hall by the kitchen. Let's keep this custom going!! 



FOR YOUR INFO: A moving and inspirational video showing the beauty of Orthodoxy can be seen here.The Orthodox Church - A Visual Journey

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Upcoming Events

Confession schedule can be found in the bulletin OR by clicking here: Monthly Calendar For those who are hesitant to worship in person, Fr. David is available to meet with you, either at home or in church, to participate in the Sacraments of Holy Confession and Communion. Please email or call Fr. David to set up an appointment. 
A "Preception" for Simeon Morbey and Meredith Garretson will take place in the church hall next Sunday, October 2nd, after Divine Liturgy. Everyone is invited to meet and greet the "happy couple" and wish them well on their impending marriage.
25 Week Club tickets are currently available from any Men's Club  member. See the rules / details here: 25 Week Club
Babka Sale – Orders are now being taken for 11 different flavors – Cheese, Chocolate, Cinnamon Crumb, Prune, Poppy, Raspberry, Apricot, Raisin at $13 each. Raspberry Cheese, Apricot Cheese and Chocolate Cheese at $14.00 each.  To order call Judy at 732-427-4855 or email  Last day to order, Sunday, Nov. 6th.  Pick up is on Thursday, Nov. 10th from 3pm to 6pm, at the church hall, located at 7 Jeffrie Ave, South River, NJ. Print out the form here: Babka Sale Form
Our Annual Fall Festival  will be held on Sat., November 12th. Get the word out to your friends and neighbors; we are counting on you to help make this year's fundraiser the besty ever! Please offer your talents by volunteering your assistance before, durungn or after the event. Please contact co-chairs Rebecca Kozak (973-634-7517) or Deborak Silowka (609-918-0249),  to see how you can pitch in.
Join the Men's Club on Mon., November 14th  on its Atlantic City Bus Trip to the Resorts Hotel and CasinoThe bus will depart at 9:00AM from the Whitehead Ave. parking lot. Cost is $35 pp, which includes $18 slot play. Call Pete Silowka (732-735-6540) for a reservation!
Christ knows that for many of us, God and money run "neck and neck" as top priority. Is money a "god" that you put before God? Giving hour treasure to the church and other charities is a pillar of our Faith, just like attending Liturgy every Sunday, and participating in parish ministries. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult for many of us to understand the fiduciary responsibility that the Lord intends for us to assume in the management of the financial resources He gives us. Accordingly, Parish Council will be addressing this and other monetary issues on a future date. Following a brief presentation after Divine Liturgy, you are invited to a Roundtable/Town Hall during Coffee Hour to offer your thoughts, opinions and suggestions on godly financial management, including spending, saving and budgeting. Please make every effort to attend, for as St. Barnabas of Alexandria says: "Do not hesitate to give nor complain when you give."
Mark your calendar...Oktoberfest 2022  will be hosted by the Senior R Club in the hall on Sat. Oct. 22nd, starting at 6:00PM. (Note: Great Vespers will be served at 5:00PM) While enjoying a traditional Bavarian meal, the sounds of German waltzes, polkas and classic songs will fill the air. The cost for this BYOB event is $30 pp; please contact Allison Steffaro (732_698-1952) for tickets. 
FOOD CARD PROGRAM : Food cards are available for various supermarket chains after Divine Liturgy, and do not cost any more than the face value of the card. The church receives a percentage as a free fundraiser! See Judy Znaiden in church or at

Parish Council: Mon. Oct. 17th @7:00PM (Hall)

Choir Rehearsal: Tues, Sept. 27th @7:00PM (Church)

Men's Club: Thurs, Oct. 20th@7:00PM(Hall)

Altar Society: Mon, Sept. 19th @6:30 (Hall)

Saturday, October 8th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, October 9th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
4:00 Wedding of Meredith Garretson and Simeon Morbey
Saturday, October 15th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, October 16th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102