Announcements for April 3-9, 2011

St. John of St. Catherine Monastery, Sinai — Author of The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Lenten Brunch; Parish Council Meeting

Monday: 5:00 pm Funeral Vigil

Tuesday: 9:30 am Funeral Office and Liturgy of the Presanctified; 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Wednesday: 6:00 pm Liturgy of the Presanctified & Confessions

Thursday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Friday: 6:00 pm Liturgy of the Presanctified; 7:30 pm Akathist Hymn

Saturday: 5:00pm Catechumen Class; 6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Brunch

Our Lenten Discipline of Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving and Works of Mercy:

Please be sure to take one of the Lenten Offering Cans (available in the narthex) home and return it to church on Palm Sunday.  Funds collected will benefit the needy — primarily through the work of St. Francis Dining Hall.

Additionally, a bucket in the narthex is for “Pennies for Parkinson’s” —a special project for Spring.

And finally, a box in the narthex marked “Box Top Education” is to collect box top labels that can be redeemed to benefit Agia Sophia Academy.