April 22, 2019 

Holy Week Schedule
Click here to view the schedule for the services this week. To view individual services with more information on each service, please view the calendar on the main page of our website by clicking here. The parish council would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter and Καλή Ανάσταση!

Good Friday
We would like to invite any of the young adult men of our parish to participate in the carrying of the Epitaphios on Good Friday. If you are able to carry the Epitaphios, please email John Yannitsos at jyannitsos@shaw.ca so we can prepare in advance.

Philoptochos
Thank you to everyone who supported the Philoptochos Ladies by purchasing Tsourekia and/or Koulouria! We have sold out of everything! We wish you all a Happy Easter and Καλή Ανάσταση!    

Easter Baskets
Once again, we are selling Easter baskets for our young members this year! Each basket is $50 and will contain an Easter Story book, an Easter activity book, a Labatha for Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Koulourakia, plus a couple of extra goodies! All proceeds will go towards our Church. Limited quantities available. 

Sunday School
Request for Myrofores & Angels - Parents who have daughters aged 7 and upwho would like to be Myrofores or Angels during the evening service for Good Friday, (April 26th) are asked to sign up by clicking here and to read the information on the form.

Please take some time to reflect as a family about Lent/Σαρακοστή. What are your goals during Lent in order to get closer to God? As parents, you can model as well as discuss your goals with your children. In addition, what acts of kindness can you do as a family to follow Jesus's teachings?

Spruce Cliff Public Art Collaborative
You're invited to a collaborative public art project for the Spruce Cliff Community! Any artists are encouraged to attend this fun filled night at Bow Cliff Centre on Thursday, May 2nd from 6-9PM. All are welcome to attend! Click here to view their informational poster. 

Greek School
Please note, Greek School will be closed on Wednesday,April 24th and Saturday April 27th for Holy Week. May your Easter Basket be full of Joy, Happiness and Peace. Happy Easter!

ARC Seniors Society
General Meeting on Tuesday, May 7th at 6PM
All members are invited to attend and the meeting will take place in the lower community hall right at 6PM. Please don't be late!

Scholarship Announcement
Calling all high school & university students! Click here to view and apply for Ahepa & Daughters of Penelope Chapter and National scholarships!

Attention Business Owners
Our membership business  directory is now live! Click hereto view it. As a reminder, all paid members can have their business listing added free of charge. Please contact Penelope at admin@calgaryhellenic.com if you wish to add your business name and contact information to the directory.

Lost & Found
Our lost and found is growing! If you have misplaced something, please call the admin office at 403-246-4553 ext 5 to check if we have it!

Information for Funeral Services
For information regarding funerals and memorial services, please click here

To view this newsletter in Greek, please click here


April 8, 2019 

Open House
The Community Council invites all members to an OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, April 14th at 5:30 to 7:30pm to view the renderings for the new church steps.

Easter Sunday
The Community will be hosting a celebration after the Agapi
 service on Easter Sunday at 2PM! Click here to view the poster. Included in your ticket is: lamb, chicken, potatoes, salad and more! Members are also encouraged to bring a dessert or a platter of fruit for a potluck-style dessert table. Tickets can be purchased after church services, by calling the admin office at (403) 246-4553 ext 5, by emailing admin@calgaryhellenic.com or by clicking HERE to purchase your tickets online! Tickets will be available until April 21st

Palm Sunday Lunch
Members are invited to Palm Sunday Lunch, hosted by the Community, on April 21st, following Liturgy. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Community Hall the day of. 

Philoptochos
The Philoptochos ladies are going to be selling Easter Tsourekia once again on April 21st! We will also be making Koulouria as well. We strongly encourage people to pre-order, as the Tsourekia sell out quickly. If you would like to pre-order, please call the Philoptochos President, Ms. Kathy Vlismas at 403-836-3665 or Mrs. Kiki Doikas at 403-246-8579. Tsourekia will be $10 each and the Koulouria will be $5 for a package of 10. Kali Sarakosti!    

Easter Baskets
Once again, we are selling Easter baskets for our young members this year! Each basket is $50 and will contain an Easter Story book, an Easter activity book, a Labatha for Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Koulourakia, plus a couple of extra goodies! All proceeds will go towards our Church. Limited quantities available. 

Sunday School
Request for Myrofores & Angels - Parents who have daughters aged 7 and upwho would like to be Myrofores or Angels during the evening service for Good Friday, (April 26th) are asked to sign up by clicking here and to read the information on the form.

Please take some time to reflect as a family about Lent/Σαρακοστή. What are your goals during Lent in order to get closer to God? As parents, you can model as well as discuss your goals with your children. In addition, what acts of kindness can you do as a family to follow Jesus's teachings? One act of kindness we can do, is help to make palm crosses for Palm Sunday during the Met Youth Lenten retreat on April 20th. Check out Met Youth’s information for more details.

MET Youth
Save the date! Met Youth Calgary is hosting their 4thAnnual Youth Lenten Retreat on Lazarus Saturday - April 20th, from 12-4PM! This year we will be hosting "Easter Olympics", with fun activities to be revealed later. As with previous years we will be making palm crosses and a lent friendly lunch will be provided. We hope you all can join us on Lazarus Saturday at the Hellenic Community for a day of learning and fun! All ages welcome!

Scholarship Announcement
Calling all high school & university students! Click here to view and apply for Ahepa & Daughters of Penelope Chapter and National scholarships!

Attention Business Owners
Our membership business  directory is now live! Click hereto view it. As a reminder, all paid members can have their business listing added free of charge. Please contact Penelope at admin@calgaryhellenic.com if you wish to add your business name and contact information to the directory.

Lost & Found
Our lost and found is growing! If you have misplaced something, please call the admin office at 403-246-4553 ext 5 to check if we have it!

Information for Funeral Services
For information regarding funerals and memorial services, please click here

To view this newsletter in Greek, please click here


March 25, 2019 

Easter Sunday
The Community will be hosting a celebration after the Agapi service on Easter Sunday! Details will be on the website and emailed to members this coming week.

Annual General Meeting
Please click 
here to view the AGM Announcement - happening soon!

Philoptochos
The Philoptochos ladies are going to be selling Easter Tsourekia once again towards the beginning of April. We will also be making Koulouria as well. We are strongly encouraging people to pre-order, as the Tsourekia sell out quickly. If you would like to pre-order, please call the Philoptochos President, Ms. Kathy Vlismas at 403-836-3665 or Mrs. Kiki Doikas at 403-246-8579. Tsourekia will be $10 each and the Koulouria will be $5 for a package of 10. Please note there will be no meeting in March. Our next Philoptochos meeting will be April 16 at 7pm. We hope to see you there! Kali Sarakosti!

Easter Baskets
Once again, we are selling Easter baskets for our young members this year! Each basket is $50 and will contain an Easter Story book, an Easter activity book, a Labatha for Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Koulourakia, plus a couple of extra goodies! All proceeds will go towards our Church. Limited quantities available. 

Scholarship Announcement
Calling all high school & university students! Click here to view and apply for Ahepa & Daughters of Penelope Chapter and National scholarships! 

Greek School
Thank you to everyone who attended our celebration for Greek Independence Day. Your enthusiastic participation and applause made this day special. Hronia Polla! Please keep in mind that there will be no classes on 
March 27 and 30  thth due to the Spring Break. Cenovus Energy has generously donated audiovisual equipment that will enhance students’ learning experience in Greek School, a big Thank you for the donation.

MET Youth 
The early bird registration deadline is quickly approaching (March 31st) for the 2019 National Youth Conference in Vancouver, BC! This is a wonderful opportunity for all youth groups across Canada to get together for a weekend to learn about Orthodoxy, meet other Greek youth from across Canada, and have lots of fun! This weekend conference is open to youth between ages 16-30! We would love to have youth delegates from Calgary attend such a unique opportunity. If you are interested or would like a registration package, please email us at orthodoxyouthcalgary@gmail.com.

Save the date! Met Youth Calgary is hosting their 4th Annual Youth Lenten Retreat on Lazarus Saturday - April 20, 2019thThis year we will be hosting "Easter Olympics", with fun activities to be revealed later. As with previous years we will be making palm crosses and a lent friendly lunch will be provided. We hope you all can join us on Lazarus Saturday at the Hellenic Community for a day of learning and fun! All ages welcome!

Calgary Roughnecks Multicultural Night
The Calgary Roughnecks will be hosting their Multicultural night on March 30th. Tickets are $15 + GST and can be purchased by clicking here

Attention Business Owners
Our membership business  directory is now live! Click to view it. As a reminder, all paid members can have their business listing added free of charge. Please contact Penelope at admin@calgaryhellenic.com if you wish to add your business name and contact information to the directory.

Lost & Found
Our lost and found is growing! If you have misplaced something, please call the admin office at 403-246-4553 ext 5 to check if we have it!

Information for Funeral Services
For information regarding funerals and memorial services, please click here

To view this newsletter in Greek, please click here.


February 25, 2019 

Daughters of Penelope
The Calgary DOP will be hosting the 'That's the Spirit!' wine and beer tasting event on Saturday, 
March 2nd benefiting CP (Cerebral Palsy) Kids! Bring your dancing shoes as well, as there will be a live '80s cover band! Tickets are $65 and be sure to purchase yours early, as this event will be sold out! Email thatsthespiritop19@gmail.comfor tickets and more information. This is an 18+ event. 

Maids of Athena
The Calgary MOA are putting on a bake sale and coffee on Sunday, 
March 17th after church. The girls will be preparing all sorts of goodies and will also have some Lenten treats. The proceeds will be benefiting the National Project, Xamogelo Tou Paidiou. For information on this charity, visit www.hamogelo.gr/gr/en/home.

Greek School
It is our reporting period here at the Greek School. Report cards will be sent home on March 
2nd and March 6th. Our students will welcome the first month of Spring by making “Martis Bracelets” on March 2nd. Please feel free to join us and help us in fostering this beautiful tradition to the younger generations. Interested to find out more information, visit https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/02/09/martis-bracelets-mark-arrival-of-greek-spring/.

Hitmen Multicultural Night! 
Join the Calgary Hitmen as they host their 4th annual multicultural night on 
March 1st at 7PM! It is a night dedicated to celebrate and showcase Calgary's cultural diversity! Tickets are $12 and you can be purchased at https://calgaryflames-znsoe.formstack.com/forms/hitmen_multicultural_night.

Met Youth
From June 28th - July 1st, Met Youth Canada will be hosting the 2019 National Youth Conference in Vancouver, BC! This is a wonderful opportunity for all youth groups across Canada to get together for a weekend to learn about Orthodoxy, meet other Greek youth from across Canada, and have lots of fun! This weekend conference is open to youth between ages 16-30! We would love to have youth delegates from Calgary attend such a unique opportunity. Join us on Wednesday, February 27th at 6PM for an information night at the church. If you are interested, or have any questions please email us at orthodoxyouthcalgary@gmail.com. More details will be posted soon! 

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
Our online membership business directory is now live! As a reminder, all paid members can have their business listing added free of charge. Please contact Penelope at admin@calgaryhellenic.com if you wish to add your business name and contact information to the directory.

Lost & Found
Our lost and found is growing! If you have misplaced something, please call the admin office at 403-246-4553 ext 5 to check if we have it!

Information for Funeral Services
For information regarding funerals and memorial services, please visit: https://calgaryhellenic.com/Funerals.


February 11, 2019 

New members of council
Thank you to Aristotle J Tipoukidis and George Liaridis Jr. for putting their names forward to join the community council. They will be sworn in at the next council meeting on Tuesday, February 12th by Father Peter Rougas.

Pastoral Message
Click here to read Father Peter's updated pastoral message!

Golden Ladies
The Golden Ladies are having a meeting on February 14th at 6 pm. We will be cutting our vasilopita as it is our first meeting of the year and we will celebrate Valentine’s Day together. All new and old members are welcome to attend!

Blood Drive
On
 February 20th, Canadian Blood Services will be holding another blood drive in the hall from 4PM-8PM. All who are able to give are encouraged to do so. Please go to www.blood.ca to book your appointment today!

Daughters of Penelope
The Calgary DOP will be hosting the 'That's the Spirit!' wine and beer tasting event on Saturday, March 2nd benefiting CP (Cerebral Palsy) Kids! Bring your dancing shoes as well, as there will be a live '80s cover band! Tickets are $65 and be sure to purchase yours early, as this event will be sold out! Email thatsthespiritdop19@gmail.com for tickets and more information! Click here to check out the poster. This is an 18+ event. 

Maids of Athena
The Calgary MOA are putting on a bake sale and coffee on Sunday, March 17th after church. The girls will be preparing all sorts of goodies and will also have some Lenten treats. The proceeds will be benefiting the National Project, Xamogelo Tou Paidiou. For more information on this charity, please click here.

Hitmen Multicultural Night! 
Join the Calgary Hitmen as they host their 4th annual multicultural night on March 1st at 7PM! It is a night dedicated to celebrate and showcase Calgary's cultural diversity! Tickets are $12 and you can click here to purchase them.

Met Youth
Met Youth Calgary would like to thank everyone that attended the Wine & Cheese Event! A very special thank-you to Father Peter who addressed some challenging questions. It was very educational and a wonderful success! 
From June 28th - July 1st, Met Youth Canada will be hosting the 2019 National Youth Conference in Vancouver, BC! This is a wonderful opportunity for all youth groups across Canada to get together for a weekend to learn about Orthodoxy, meet other Greek youth from across Canada, and have lots of fun! This weekend conference is open to youth between ages 16-30! We would love to have youth delegates from Calgary attend such a unique opportunity. Join us on Wednesday, February 27th at 6PM for an information night at the church. If you are interested, or have any questions please email us at orthodoxyouthcalgary@gmail.com

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
Our membership business  directory is now live! Click hereto view it. As a reminder, all paid members can have their business listing added free of charge. Please contact Penelope at admin@calgaryhellenic.com if you wish to add your business name and contact information to the directory.

Lost & Found
Our lost and found is growing! If you have misplaced something, please call the admin office at 403-246-4553 ext 5 to check if we have it!

Information for Funeral Services
For information regarding funerals and memorial services, please click here

To view this newsletter in Greek, please click here.


January 28, 2019 

Request for Candidates
The current Community Council has 4 vacant positions and as per our bylaws, the council is able to appoint members to fill these vacancies. The vacant positions are:
     -  2 positions for a 1 year term
     -  2 positions for a 3 year term

Please consider offering your time, skills and talents to support our community. We hope you will consider volunteering and if you are interested, please put forth a letter of intent to Diane Polesello at dapolsello@shaw.ca, outlining your interest and areas in which you would like to contribute. The deadline to apply is January 31st, 2019

11th Annual Greek Poker Night
On behalf of the Poker Night Committee and the Community Council, we would like to extend our greatest appreciation to all who attended this years' very successful event! A big thank-you to all of the donors and sponsors and all of the wonderful volunteers as well! 

Greek School
What a great start of 2019! Greek School got the lucky coin during our Vasilopita cutting. The winners of the Christmas door Contest enjoyed their prize, courtesy of Gus’s Pizza. Thank you for donating pizzas for both Wednesday and Saturday classes, it is much appreciated! We would also like to extend our gratitude to Cenovus Energy for the stationery materials donated to our School. Cenovus is an integrated oil company headquartered in Calgary. Cenovus is known for being a responsible developer of Canada's oil sands, with an emphasis on innovation, safety and environmental stewardship The company's business strategy focuses on creating value through the development its oil sands assets, achieving predictable, reliable performance and maintaining financial resilience. Adult classes are being offered on Tuesday and Wednesdays evening. For more information, please contact Jeannette at 
greekschool@calgaryhellenic.com.

Bible Study & Wine & Cheese Event
Join Father Peter and Met Youth Calgary on Wednesday January 30th at 6PM in the Church for wine and cheese along with an open Q&A Bible Study discussion session! Please submit questions you would like answered via the Facebook event, Instagram or by emailing orthodoxyouthcalgary@gmail.com. This event is open to EVERYONE - young and old! There will be wine, cheese and light appetizers as well as juice and refreshments for the youth. We hope to see you all there!

Blood Drive
On
February 4th, Canadian Blood Services will be holding another blood drive in the hall from 4PM-8PM. All who are able to give are encouraged to do so. Please go to www.blood.ca to book your appointment today!

Hitmen Multicultural Night! 
Join the Calgary Hitmen as they host their 4th annual multicultural night on March 1st at 7PM! It is a night dedicated to celebrate and showcase Calgary's cultural diversity! Tickets are $12 and you can click here to purchase them.

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
Our membership business  directory is now live! Click here to view it. As a reminder, all paid members can have their business listing added free of charge. Please contact Penelope at admin@calgaryhellenic.com if you wish to add your business name and contact information to the directory.

Lost & Found
Our lost and found is growing! If you have misplaced something, please call the admin office at 403-246-4553 ext 5 to check if we have it!

Information for Funeral Services
For information regarding funerals and memorial services, please click here.

To view this newsletter in Greek, please click here


January 14, 2019 

Wishing all of our members the very best for 2019! To view the members of the 2019 Community Council, please click here

11th Annual Greek Poker Night
Just 2 weeks away! Plans are being finalized for this years Greek Poker Night, happening on January 26th! This years event is in memory of Vic Alefantis, who started this with others 10 years ago, while he on the Community Council. This years proceeds will be donated to Scleroderma Canada and to our Community. Registrations can be made through the online portal by clicking here. Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Diane Polesello at dapolesello@shaw.ca or Bill Alefantis at balefantis@shaw.ca for more information. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation to the Poker Night, please click here and select Poker Night 2019 for the donation type. Alternatively, you can contact Penelope or Jeannettee by email at admin@calgaryhellenic.com or by phone at 403.246.4553 ext 5 to receive your 100% tax deductible receipt for any donations made. 

New Years Eve
The Community Council would like to thank everyone who attended the New Years Eve event. Community participation at events like these is vital to the success and future of our community! 

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
Our membership business  directory is now live! Click here to view it. As a reminder, all paid members can have their business listing added free of charge. Please contact Penelope at admin@calgaryhellenic.com if you wish to add your business name and contact information to the directory.

Lost & Found
Our lost and found is growing! If you have misplaced something, please call the admin office at 403-246-4553 ext 5 to check if we have it!

Information for Funeral Services
For information regarding funerals and memorial services, please click here

To view this newsletter in Greek, please click here.

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