Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Bright Monday with Vladika Michael 2022
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Pascha John 1:1 2022 Languages of the Parish
Bright Monday 2022
Bright Monday 2022
Bright Monday 2022

2023 Revised House Blessing Schedule

Wed, Feb 1:   11:00AM - South River; Jeffrie, Center, Southside, Ridge, Willet, George, Colfax

Thurs, Feb 2: 12:00PM - South River; Terry, Caroline, plus Milltown

Fri, Feb 3:      1:00PM - Mercerville, Yardville, Cream Village

Sun. Feb. 5:   1:00PM - Jamesburg, Spotswood, Sayreville, Parlin, Avenel, Old Bridge

Mon. Feb. 6:   3:00PM - Monroe Twp., East Brunswick

Tues. Feb. 7   1:00PM - Freehold, Colts Neck, Matawan, Manalapan

Wed. Feb. 8:   1:00PM - Edison, Bridgewater, Raritan, Bound Brook

Memorial Soul Saturdays

As Orthodox, it is natural for us to pray for the departed as it is for those who are still alive. We are taught that the departed are no longer able to rectify their lives as they could on earth; hence, their only hope is for us to pray for them and to do good deeds in their name in order to cover any unrepentant sins that they have brought into the next life. As an act of love and mercy, yhe Church has set aside four Saturdays this year, called Memorial (Soul) Saturdays to publicly commemorate all her departed children: February 18 (Pre-Lent); March 11 (Great Lent); June 3 (Eve of Pentecost) and October 21 (Demetrius Sunday). A form was included in the bulletin, and is also availabel at the Candel Desk. Please write their FIRST names only, amnmd drop it off at the church or rectory. Our bright and joyous faith teaches us that someday, you will again see them in a renewed form.

Coffee Hour

COFFEE HOUR has returned. However, for this ministry to continue, we will need volunteers to host! A signup sheet with simple guidelines is available on the bulletin board in the hall by the kitchen. Let's keep this custom going!! If noone comes forward, Coffee Hour will be CANCELLED.


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March 13, 2022

Upcoming Events

Confession schedule can be found in the bulletin OR by clicking here: Monthly Calendar For those who are hesitant to worship in person, Fr. David is available to meet with you, either at home or in church, to participate in the Sacraments of Holy Confession and Communion. Please email or call Fr. David to set up an appointment. 
Prosphora Bakers needed! Our Holy Rollers are looking for additional volunteers to assist in this vital and ongoing aspect of Orthodox Church life. Please meet at the church hall at 10:00AM on Saturday, Feb. 4th - you won't be sorry!
On Sunday, Feb. 12th, our Church School  will be participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring  in an effort to benefit both the South River Food Bank and International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Everyone is invited to bring a can of soup or a dollar bill, which will be collected during Coffee Hour. There will be a Soup Sale to raise additional funds. This has been a national event for over 30 years; let's harness the energy of Super Bowl weekend to unite us for a higher good!
The Senior R Club will host a Bus Trip  to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Tuesday, Feb. 7th. Enjoy a day with friends on your journey. Bus leaves from the Whitehead Avenue parking lot at 9:00AM. Cost is $35.00/person. To make reservation, please contact Janice Meade (732-257-8671) or
Our Annual Parish Meeting will be held after the Coffee Hour on Sunday, February 12th,  in the church hall. Mark your calendars and plan to stay for this very important event. The 2022 Annual Report is now available to take home and review. Please bring it with you on the 12th!
Annual Easter Bazaar - April 1, 2023
Weeks of hard work and prep have already begun for our Annual Easter Bazaar. There will be Lenten and Paschal foods for sale, as will as arts and crafts for the upcoming holiday. Volunteers are needed! If you would like to help, please contact one of the co-chairpersons: Rebecca Kozak (973-634-7517) or Deborah Silowka (609-918-0249).  Gift cards and Tricky Tray items are needed. Monetary donatons to buy food are also appreciaated. Look for further details in upcoming buletins - and please VOLUNTEER to work!
FOOD CARD PROGRAM : Food cards are available for various supermarket chains after Divine Liturgy, and do not cost any more than the face value of the card. The church receives a percentage as a free fundraiser! See Judy Znaiden in church or at
The South River Balalaika Orchestra will present a Fundraising Concert on Sunday, Jan. 29th @3PM at St. Demetrios Greek OPrthodox Church Hall, 41 Wisteria Ave., Perth Amboy. Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be reserved by contacting Jen Simnatos (732-343-2266) or Presbytera Sharon Mary (908-432-2205) Proceeds benefit St. Demetrios' Greek Orthodox Youth Association (GOYA). Info is posted in the narthex.

Church School: Classes will meet Sun, Feb. 5th

Altar Society: Mon, Feb. 13th @6:30 (Hall)

Parish Council: Mon. Feb. 13th @7:30PM (Hall)

Choir Rehearsal: Tues, Jan. 31st+ @7:00PM (Church)

Men's Club: Thurs, Feb. 16th @ 7:00 (Hall)

Wednesday, February 1st
7:00 Great Vespers w/Litiya Blessing of Candles
Thursday, February 2nd
9:00 Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Candles
Saturday, February 4th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, February 5th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, February 11th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, February 12th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church / South River, NJ / 732-257-0102