Upcoming Events

The following are re-commencing for 2015,  (all initially at our current site at 11 Hassall St, Parramatta, God willing, within a few months, they will be held at our new site, at the corner of George St and Purchase St, Parramatta)

St Ioannis Fellowship, which is held every Tuesday 7.15 – 8.30pm, (but not on weeks when we have an English Liturgy)  will recommence on Tuesday 3rd February, in the classroom under our current hall

English Liturgies are held once a month, 7 – 8.30pm, our next one will be on Wednesday 18th February in our current Church

Greek School  is held every Tuesday and Friday,   4 – 6 pm, for now in the classrooms under our current hall and Church, later at our new site.  1st lesson will be on  Tuesday  3rd  February.  Our teachers have all been highly educated in Greece and are:

  • Christiana Alimperti   (Years 1 and 2)
  • Grammatiki Chatzistamatiou   (Years 3 and 4)
  • Ιoannis Kalaitzidis  sharing with Patricia-Panagiota Koromvokis   (Years 5 and 6)

Fees per year are:    $260 for first child, $240 for second, $220 for third, 4th and subsequent children free.

For any queries on Greek School you can contact the Greek School facilitator, Nektaria Elafros, on nekta_e@yahoo.com.au   or 0401 444293

Greek dancing lessons are held Fridays,  6 – 7 pm in our hall, and will re-commence on Friday 6th February

Filoptohos  is for women who want to help the Church and the poor, meetings are held every 1st Wednesday of the month, 7.30 – 8.30pm, in the room under the alter, the first meeting for the year will be on Wednesday 4th February

A playgroup for preschool children together with their carers, is held on Mondays  10am – 12 midday, under our hall, it will recommence on Monday 9th February

A Senior Citizens group, is held on Thursdays, 10am – 12 midday in our hall, it will recommence on Thursday 19th February

A vibrant Youth Group for teen-age boys, is held on Saturdays  5 – 6.45pm, it will recommence on Saturday 14th February

A Fellowship in Greek for ladies is held on Saturdays  3 – 4.30pm under our hall, it will recommence on Saturday 7th March

Sunday School, that inspires children & youth is held on  Sundays, after Holy Communion, it will recommence on Sunday 8th March

If you would like to receive regular emails, informing you of what our Parish is doing, simply email us on church@stioannis.org and ask to be put on our email database. Those receiving such emails do not see who else gets them, in this way advertising companies will not get hold of our database.

From the Holy Fathers

Despondency is the worst thing.  It is a snare set by Satan to make a person lose his appetite for spiritual things and to bring him into a state of despair, inactivity and negligence.  In this state a person is unable to do anything and rendered useless.  The person says, “I am sinful and wretched,...  I didn’t do this, I didn’t do that... I should have done that then, now it’s too late, nothing can be done...

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