St. Joseph Announcements

Pledging Households:29
Amount Needed: $470,000
Amount Pledged: $169,040
Amount Received: $16,336

GROWING IN FAITH APPEAL 2017-2020 CAMPAIGN NEWS: We have received nearly 40% of Phase 1 in pledges from 29 families! Be a part of the exciting growth at Saint Joseph – turn in your pledge today.

BIBLE BOWL PRACTICE will be in Fr. Meletios’s office next to the bookstore for junior, teen, and adult bible bowl participants (during church school).

SOYO PAINTBALL: On Saturday, May 27, teens will be participating in low impact paintball games at the TxR Paintball center located at 15550 Grant Rd in Cypress. This event is for teens who have put their names on the paintball sign up list located in the church hall. The event time is scheduled from 9-12. Please have your teen meet in the St. Joseph parking lot, for transportation to the paintball event, no later than 8am. Teens will have lunch after paintball and will be back at St. Joseph by 1:30 for parent pick up. Parents, please go to and follow the instructions for doing an online waiver. Make sure you put in the correct date (05-27-2017) and group name (St. Joseph Teen SOYO). This waiver must be filled out prior to the event for your teen to participate. Lock and load teens!

THE ANTIOCHIAN WOMEN meetings over the summer will be also social events and meet at various member’s houses. The next meeting is Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 1 pm at the home of Pamela Smallwood. It will be lunch and a white elephant auction.  Bring one or more items of jewelry, accessories or household items to share in the auction. Proceeds will be donated to the AW treasury for charitable donations. RSVP to Pam Smallwood. All women are welcome!  Babysitting will not be available at this meeting.

GRADUATION SUNDAY: On the Great Feast of Pentecost, June 4th we will honor our high school & college grads.

2017 DOWAMA Parish Life Conference: June 7th-10th, hosted by St. Anthony/Spring, TX. Father Josiah Trenham, guest speaker.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral June 12-16.

PROTOPRESBYTER PETER HEERS AT ST. JOSEPH! PDF Saturday, June 17th, 10AM-4PM. All are welcomed to attend! Hosted by the Young Adult Ministry; the registration fee is $30/person. Register online today!

53RD BIENNIAL ANTIOCHIAN ARCHDIOCESE CONVENTION: The buzz continues with great excitement as the 2017 Archdiocese Convention approaches! Visit Convention website at

2017 MEMBERSHIP FORMS available in the Hall or online PDF.  A new form must be on file each year for members to be in good standing.  Our General Fund, which pays the operating expenses of the parish, does not receive money from the archdiocese, festivals, dances, or galas. The members of St. Joseph Church are the sole source of parish income. Occasional fundraising events are for non-budgeted items, building projects or special ministries. The work and ministry of St. Joseph Church is made possible by tithing and pledging members.  May God bless your generosity!

BURIAL: St. Joseph is one of the contributing parishes making possible an Orthodox Cemetery in Houston; we have a section reserved for Orthodox Christians at Forest Park, Westheimer.  Please help sustain this ministry by making your arrangements in advance; see Fr. Joseph for information.   May God rest the souls of our faithful departed – and grant you and yours long life!

KROGER: If you have a rewards card with Kroger, please add St. Joseph's to your rewards program through the online community rewards!  This can only be done at Thank you!

DEADLINES: The deadline for Tuesday’s eBlast is Monday, Noon; the deadline for the Sunday bulletin is Tuesday, Noon.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY: Please continue to bring in your gifts of non-perishable food for the hungry in our community; place your gifts in the cabinet in the Parish Hall.

Please pray for:

With Child: Beth Ann Papas, Ashley Trlica
Homecare/Facility: Jean Kean, Joe & Sophie Krill, Nicolae Maxim
Health & Well Being: Herman Engelhardt, Irene, John, and Michael Fedikovich, Stephen & Marilyn Romoga, Christopher Ghekiere, Michel Nahhal, Mikal Hasan, Henk Smit, Jason & Whitney Wandel, Issa & Kamra Zanayad, Yusra Zanayad, Joy Browne, Wanda Walker, Barbara Kinn, Mac & Shirley Perkins, Brandon, Photini, Debbie Monk, Tyler Benton, Judie Geil, Robin Rude, Kimberly & Nicholas, Melvin & Georgia Marx, Ursula Dickerson, Cheri Muegge, Nicole Voitle, Lisa Ramey, Tiffani Clark & family, Irina Shoshitaishvili, Shirley Burns, George Pittas, Deborah Wallis, Anthony Impastato, Sharon Seay, Teresa Wade, Ezra Javaherian, Nouhad Bassila, Kh Erin Marie Kimmett
Comfort: Met Paul, Abp John & those suffering in Syria; Diocesan Protopslatis Sameer Cohlmia & his brother, George; Peter Elgohary & family
Active Military: George Norton, Josh Hellerich
Traveling: Martha Kinn (5/23)
Supported Missions/Ministries: The Saint Constantine School; Floyd & Ancuta Frantz/Romania; Metropolitan Saba & the Archdiocese of Bosra-Hauran/Syria; the MacDonald Family/Albania; Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry; our Church School & College Students
Newly Illumined: Jarrod “Macarius” & Ashley “Elizabeth” Trlica; Donald & Logan “Luke” Martin; Yvonne “Photini”, Alondra “Xenia”, and Wilhelm “Michael” Licht; Mari “Elizabeth” Herron, Cesar “Michael” Puente, Nicole Yates
Departed: Bruce Khoury (5/13), Delano Thomas Skaff (5/7), Renate Elgohary (4/28), Alonzo Meadows (4/18), Chafica Cohlmia (4/14)

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Last Updated on 5/21/17