Sunday, 2/4

  • + Του Ασώτου. Sunday of the Prodigal Son.
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Altar Boys: Team Mark – Aris Roubanis C, Alex Roubanis C, Emilio Platis, Mateo Platis, John Confrey, Dimitri Spiropoulos, Dimitri Stavros, George Stavros.
  • Sunday School
  • Choir Practice 9:00 am

Wednesday, 2/7

  • Panagia’s Little Lambs 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Greek School 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, 2/9

  • PeeWee Basketball 5pm – 6pm
  • GOYA Basketball practice 6pm – 9pm

Saturday, 2/10

  • + Ψυχοσάββατο. 1st Saturday of Souls
  • Orthros 9:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Sunday, 2/11

  • + Αποκρέω. Judgment (Meatfare) Sunday.
  • Orthros 8:45 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
  • Altar Boys: Team Matthew – Elias Eleopoulos C, Dennis Dalkos C, Panayotis Christidis, Alexander Eleopoulos, Nikolas Eleopoulos, Paul Dunbar, Andrew Girgis
  • Philoptochos Membership Luncheon
  • Sunday School
  • Choir practice 9:00 am
  • Goya Basketball: Assumption vs St. Basil (Home)

Saints and Feasts

Abramius

Sunday of the Prodigal Son – Through the parable of today’s Gospel, our Saviour has set forth three things for us: the condition of the sinner, the rule of repentance, and the greatness of God’s compassion. The divine Fathers have put this reading the week after the parable of the Publican and Pharisee so that, seeing in the person of the Prodigal Son our own wretched condition — inasmuch as we are sunken in sin, far from God and His Mysteries — we might at last come to our senses and make haste to return to Him by repentance during these holy days of the Fast.

Furthermore, those who have wrought many great iniquities, and have persisted in them for a long time, oftentimes fall into despair, thinking that there can no longer be any forgiveness for them; and so being without hope, they fall every day into the same and even worse iniquities. Therefore, the divine Fathers, that they might root out the passion of despair from the hearts of such people, and rouse them to the deeds of virtue, have set the present parable at the forecourts of the Fast, to show them the surpassing goodness of God’s compassion, and to teach them that there is no sin — no matter how great it may be — that can overcome at any time His love for man.

John the Righteous, Bishop of Irinopolis


Announcements

Memorial Services/Μνημόσυνα – Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the servants of God Helen Apostle (40 days), Jane Kotsakis (40 days) and Thomas Kotsakis (5 years). May their memory be eternal.

Churching – 40 days churching of Lukas Paul Silva son of Robert & Nicolette Silva. Congratulations

Social Hour – Sponsored by Nick & Katherine Mantikas.

Philoptochos News

  • The Philoptochos Membership Luncheon will be on Sunday, February 11, 2018 following church services. Adults $30; Children under 12 $15. To sponsor and decorate a table or to make reservations for yourself or your friends, please contact Bobbie Soupos at bsoupos@sbcglobal.net or (714) 307-1488 or Lia Kakaris at tlkakaris@charter.net or (562) 773-1778. A buffet lunch will be served, so it is not necessary to bring plates and flatware unless you feel you need those to decorate your tables.
  • Philoptochos Clean Monday – Koulouma Monday, February 19 at 6:00 pm. Start Lent by breaking bread together as a family with delicious Lenten meals. Bring your favorite Lenten dish to share.

Hope & Joy – PEE WEE BASKETBALL from 5pm-6pm in our Gym. No previous basketball experience necessary. Open to children 7-11 years of age. Please wear tennis shoes and bring a basketball. More info directly from your coaches at practice. See you there! Yota Batsaras (call/text) 7143068082

Request for 2017 Year-End Tax Receipt – Contact Voula at office@assumptionlb.org or call 562.494.8929 to request your church year-end tax receipt for 2017.

Upcoming Memorial Service – February 11 – Joanne Liakos (3 years), Christine Foutris (40 days), Alexandra Kiapos (6 months), Helen Foutris (35 years) & Markus Picoulas (35 years), February 18 – Eleni Stergiou (40 days), Erma Ruth Jianas (20 years) & Sultana Dokianos (20 years)

Jorge’s 1st week of vacation – Jorge, our church sexton will be on his 1st week of vacation from Friday, 2/2/18 to Monday, 2/12/18.

Panagia’s Pantry – We are collecting:

  • Non perishable/canned foods
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Blankets