Saint George Hellenic Orthodox Church  

      

528 77th Avenue, Schererville, IN 46375
pastorstgeorgehoc@gmail.com

Father Constantine Aliferakis, Economos
Home (219) 662-8329

Office (219) 322-6165
Fax (219) 322-7271


Church Organizations

AHEPA

Altar Boys

Byzantine School of Music

GOAL

Jr. Goya

Parish Council

Pavlos Melas Macedonian Society

Philoptochos

PTA

Sr. Goya

Altar Boys

Boys mature enough are called to serve their Church as Altar Boys. Altar Boys attend the priest during the Divine Liturgy and other religious services. To serve the Lord as an Altar Boy is a great honor as only Bishops, Priests, Deacons and Altar Boys ARE ALLOWED IN THE ALTAR. Rev. Constantine Aliferakis is the advisor of the Altar Boys. The boys are trained in the altar and at regularly scheduled training sessions. A schedule is posted in the monthly bulletin. The boys should be registered and actively attending Sunday School to participate as an Altar Boy.

Byzantine School of Music

This program is for children of all ages, who meet and learn the Byzantine Hymns of our Church. They are not only taught the music, but the meaning and theology behind the hymn. Our Chant group will assist in the Sunday and weekday services. Lessons are offered by accomplished Chicago Diocese chanters here at St. George.

GOAL

The Greek Orthodox Athletic League is a ministry that fosters athletics in a Christian spirit of competition. Participation varies according to each program, but all require Church/Sunday school attendance and enrollment in Sr Goya or Jr Goya. This program includes the Annual Junior Olympics in May and in the Diocese's GOAL Basketball League.

Jr. GOYA

The Junior Orthodox Youth group welcomes parish children between the grades of 5th (by Sept 1st) through 8th. This is a fun-filled and spiritual youth group. Children should be registered and actively attending Sunday School to participate in all Jr. GOYA activities.

Parish Council

Chaired by our President, Danny Tzotzos, the Parish Council is a body of Practicing Orthodox Christians sacramentally in good standing with the Church. They are elected by the members of our parish for the purpose of working together with the priest in fulfilling the goals and needs of the parish. This brief description of a local governing body also reflects the fundamental structure of the Orthodox Church. That is, we as clergy and laity together, are the "People of God" seeking to the best of our human capabilities to fulfill the mission entrusted to us by our Lord and Savior Jesu Christ.

Pavlos Melas Macedonian Society

The Pavlos Melas Macedonian Society was first established in East Chicago, IN in Feb. 1965 by some of the first Macedonian land families to have immigrated to the region. Deeply rooted to the original St. St. George Church in East Chicago the families were critical in moving and re-establishing St. George in Schererville, IN. The society presently consists of 39 families from the area. The Association has society branches all across the US and world. The primary need in creating the association was in order to protect its land, its history and its culture from the expansionistic views and stance of the northern neighbors of Greece.

Philoptochos

The Philoptochos Society is the ladies of our parish who strive to meet the philanthropic challenges put before them, to reach out not only to the membership, but also to the community and the world at large.

PTA

The Parent Teacher Organization supports the ministries offered to our children including the Greek School, the March 25th Greek Independence Day Program, etc.

Sr. GOYA

The Greek Orthodox Youth of America is geared for teenagers grades 8th through 12th. The planning of activities and running of the business meetings are done primarily by the teens. Activities include an annual overnight Winter camp/retreat, participation in the Diocesan Basketball and outings such as bowling or sledding. Attendance at monthly meetings is mandatory for participation in athletic events. Children should be registered and actively attending Sunday School to participate in all GOYA activities.



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