This Sunday we also commemorate Saint Pachomius the Great. This short video gives a look into the life of this great monastic saint.
Family Hosted Lunch, Sunday May 15th 
This Sunday, May 15th, the Coffee Hour and Fellowship Meal will be hosted by the Parras Family.

If you would like to volunteer to host a Fellowship Meal one Sunday, please reach out to a parish council member or email to support the continued fellowship of everyone at our parish!
The Vine - Summer Issue

Our next issue of The Vine is set to come out this June. If you would like anything to be included within this issue (any events from June through August), please send the information to no later than the week of May 31st. Thanks!

Project Mexico Fundraiser
Offering your Time, Talents and Treasure
It's time to prayerfully consider your 2022 Stewardship offering to God. How will you offer your time, talents and treasure in the new year? With your support, our parish will continue to grow and thrive. Pick up a stewardship card from the narthex to make your pledge soon or if you would like to make your pledge or donate online, please fill out the new form on our website.

If you would like to stay engaged with the parish please fill out our Parish Membership Form online to update your contact information and let us know about any ministries you would like to be a part of!
Community News
Holy Cross Bookstore
The bookstore has recently restocked with a lot of new books and icons! We hope to continue to bring in plenty of new items, including coffee from the Vashon Island monks and all natural soaps!

If you would like to donate to the bookstore directly, have any questions, comments, or suggestions, there is a box and form you can fill out at the desk of the bookstore.

Likewise, if there are any books or icons of specific saints, or you would like to order a Saints Constantine and Helen shirt, please fill out the form too and we'll start looking to fill the order as well.

Prayer List

Please keep in your prayers the servants of God: Stefanos, Zander, Maro, Roger, Rommel, Stephanie, Samir, Demetria, Katerina, Irvin, Roula, Joshua, Andreas, George, Nitsa, Georgia Nickolatos, Brandon, Anastasia, George, Stefanos, Pat, Bill, Michael, Dorothy, Rosa, Alberto, Amy, Phil Thomas. If you have anyone else you would like to add to this list, please email Joshua.

Please also pray for our Catechumens: Arthur Pena, Jason Cortez, Margaret Wen

Worship Services
Byzantine Chant & Great Vespers
Great Vespers is at 5:00pm, every Saturday
Our new choir is learning the Byzantine tones and beautiful liturgical hymns of our Orthodox Church. Practice is every Saturday at 4pm before Great Vespers. Come join us! No prior experience necessary. 

Sunday of the Paralytic
For Sunday, May 15th
Orthros 8:30am
Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Sunday of the Paralytic 
Pachomius the Great 
Achillius the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Larissa 
Placing of the Honorable Head of the Apostle Titus Matins Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13-35 
Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 9:32-42 
Gospel Reading: John 5:1-15 

For Wednesday, May 18th
Orthros 8:30am
Divine Liturgy 10:00am
4th Wednesday after Pascha - Mid-Pentecost 
Holy Martyrs: Peter, Dionysius, Andrew, Paul, Christina, Heraclius, Paulinus and Benedimus 
Stephen I, Patriarch of Constantinople
Julian the Martyr Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 14:6-18 
Gospel Reading: John 7:14-30 

Vespers for Saints Constantine & Helen
For Friday, May 20th
Great Vespers 6:00pm
Followed by a small fast-friendly meal in the Hall

Feast Day of Saints Constantine & Helen
For Saturday, May 21st

Orthros 8:30am
Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Constantine and Helen, Equal-to-the Apostles 
Pachomios the Righteous New Martyr
Matins Gospel Reading: John 10:9-16 
Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 26:1, 12-20 
Gospel Reading: John 10:1-9 

Following the Liturgy, please join us outside for a nice meal from our new Pizza Oven! All donations will go to support our Project Mexico volunteers!
 Byzantine Chant Practice
Saturdays 4:00pm
Our new choir is learning the Byzantine tones and beautiful liturgical hymns of our Orthodox Church. Practice is every Saturday at 4pm before Great Vespers. Come join us! No prior experience necessary.  
Save the Date - Parish Feast Day
Friday, May 20th at 6:00pm Vespers
Saturday, May 21st 8:30am Matins
10:00am Divine Liturgy

Save the date! Our parish feast day falls on a Saturday this year. We hope to see everyone there!  We are planning to fire up the newly installed pizza oven and fundraise for the Project Mexico ministry that day.  
Philoptochos Luncheon, Sunday May 22nd 
Philoptochos will provide a luncheon on Sunday, May 22nd in memory of Christine Gonos, George Gonos, and John Val.
Saint Demetrios Harvest Gala
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 5:30pm at the Contra Costa Country Club, Pleasant Hill, CA.
Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Concord is putting on a Harvest Festival this Autumn. This year's Gala will be hosted by the famous Greek stand-up comedian Basile. They have extended an invitation to join them for a beautiful evening of dining, laughing, fundraising, and dancing.
For more information, please reach out to or call (925) 676-6967
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