St. Joseph Announcements

Pledging Households: 30
Amount Needed: $470,000
Amount Pledged: $172,540
Amount Received: $19,466

GROWING IN FAITH APPEAL 2017-2020 CAMPAIGN NEWS: We have received nearly 38% of Phase 1 in pledges from 30 families! Be a part of the exciting growth at Saint Joseph – turn in your pledge today.

Apostles' Fast Continues:  No meat, poultry, dairy, fish, wine, and olive oil on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with katalysis for fish, wine, and olive oil on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

CSR TRANSPORTATION: Camp St. Raphael is just a week away. Yaboy! This year St. Joseph will be traveling by bus to camp. All campers will need to meet, on Sunday June 25, at St. Joseph by 6am for Typika/communion. After communion the kids will have a light snack and load their luggage on the bus. The bus will be leaving St. Joseph at 6:45AM at the latest. Please provide you camper(s) with money for lunch on the way to camp and for the return trip home. If you have any questions, contact Fr. Meletios.

Bus from Houston to Saint Paraskevi Monastery: Would you like to participate in the feast day of Saint Paraskevi but are concerned about transportation? We have a solution! We are organizing a roundtrip bus ride to Saint Paraskevi Monastery on Wednesday, July 26th for those interested in taking part in their festal celebration. Departure (between 6:30-7AM) and return (between 3-4PM) will be from St. George. Transportation provided by Sam's Limousine for $20- $35/person depending on number of passengers. Contact Mayada Yacoub before July 4th to sign up. Seating is limited, so please reserve ASAP.

FUNDRAISING COFFEE HOUR @ NIKO NIKO’S: Sunday, July 2, 11:30AM-1:30PM​, with 15% of the sales donated to our Growing in Faith building campaign. Event sponsored by the Stewardship Committee.

53RD BIENNIAL ANTIOCHIAN ARCHDIOCESE CONVENTION: The buzz continues with great excitement as the 2017 Archdiocese Convention approaches! Visit Convention website at

2017 MEMBERSHIP FORMS available in the Hall or online PDF.  A new form must be on file each year for members to be in good standing.  Our General Fund, which pays the operating expenses of the parish, does not receive money from the archdiocese, festivals, dances, or galas. The members of St. Joseph Church are the sole source of parish income. Occasional fundraising events are for non-budgeted items, building projects, or special ministries. The work and ministry of St. Joseph Church is made possible by tithing and pledging members.  May God bless your generosity!

BURIAL: St. Joseph is one of the contributing parishes making possible an Orthodox Cemetery in Houston; we have a section reserved for Orthodox Christians at Forest Park, Westheimer.  Please help sustain this ministry by making your arrangements in advance; see Fr. Joseph for information.   May God rest the souls of our faithful departed – and grant you and yours long life!

KROGER: If you have a rewards card with Kroger, please add St. Joseph's to your rewards program through the online community rewards!  This can only be done at Thank you!

DEADLINES: The deadline for Tuesday’s eBlast is Monday, Noon; the deadline for the Sunday bulletin is Tuesday, Noon.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY: Please continue to bring in your gifts of non-perishable food for the hungry in our community; place your gifts in the cabinet in the Parish Hall.

Please pray for:

With Child: Dina Thompson, Hanna Hauser, Beth Ann Papas, Ashley Trlica
Homecare/Facility: Jean Kean, Joe & Sophie Krill, Nicolae Maxim
Health & Well Being: Herman Engelhardt, Irene, John, and Michael Fedikovich, Stephen & Marilyn Romoga, Michel Nahhal, Mikal Hasan, Henk Smit, Jason & Whitney Wandel, Yusra Zanayad, Joy Browne, Wanda Walker, Barbara Kinn, Mac & Shirley Perkins, Brandon, Photini, Debbie Monk, Tyler Benton, Judie Geil, Robin Rude, Kimberly & Nicholas, Ursula Dickerson, Cheri Muegge, Tiffani Clark & family, Irina Shoshitaishvili, Shirley Burns, Deborah Wallis, Anthony Impastato, Sharon Seay, Teresa Wade, Nouhad Bassila, Cheryl Scott, Theodore Stieglitz, Billie Osborn, Michael Ghiz, Emily Petkas w/child, David Driver
Comfort: Met Paul, Abp John & those suffering in Syria
Active Military: George Norton, Josh Hellerich
Supported Missions/Ministries: The Saint Constantine School; Floyd & Ancuta Frantz/Romania; Metropolitan Saba & the Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran/Syria; the MacDonald Family/Albania; Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry; our Church School & College Students
Traveling: Ian & Charlie Myslivec (Austria, 7/1), Zoe Butts (6/14)
Departed: Met Antonios (6/14), Hisham Badeen (5/23), Bruce Khoury (5/13)

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Last Updated on 6/19/17