OUR COMMUNITY

LADIES AUXILIARY

Known in Greek as ‘philoptochos’ (meaning friends of the poor), this group of dedicated ladies behind our Parish philanthropy and hospitality. They are resposible for Hospital and Nursing Home visits, visits to the homes of the sick, elderly and disadvantaged, Parish fundraising, convening of Parish functions, catering for wakes and memorial services, providing Artos & Prosphoro, and the publication of the Parish Cookbook (famous Australia wide). The ladies are always looking for assistance, volunteers and other dedicated women to join their group. For more information contact our Ladies Vice President Maria Birbilis on (07) 3849 1776. To purchase copies of our cookbook, contact the Parish Office.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Our Circle of Senior Citizens & Friends offers the senior members of our community the opportunity to come together for social events with friends of like-minded people. Our Seniors group operates each Thursday morning from 9:30am in the Hall with morning tea and games as well as social outings throughout the year. A bus service is available in certain areas (by appointment) to assist those who have difficulty with transport (numbers are limited). The Seniors are headed by a dedicated group of volunteers who are now celebrating their 16th year of operation. For further information please call Irene Cayas on 0407 145 000.

GREEK SCHOOL

Our afternoon Greek Language School operates each Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons during the School Year in the building adjacent to the Church. Students from Prep to Year 12 enrich their knowledge and identity through study of the Greek language, history, culture, and Orthodox faith. Our School is pleased to offer Senior Modern Greek studies to students in Years 11 & 12 which is accredited toward their Senior Certificate and O.P Score. Our teachers are experienced and use an accredited curriculum according to the requirements of LOTE. Students also enrich their learning through the use of computers kindly donated to the school. For more information please contact the Parish Office or our School Coordinator Christina Koranias on 0423 709 763.

GREEK DANCE

Our Parish operates a Greek Dance School each Friday evening during the School Year in the Hall from 6:30pm where students in both Primary School and High School learn traditional Greek dances. The Dance Group is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and perpetuating the Greek heritage and culture among youth through expression in traditional dance. The program is one of many outreach activities for the youth of our Parish, serving to create greater communication and stronger ties through interaction. Our dance group participates in many performances throughout the year i.e. Greek Festivals (the ‘Paniyiri’), national celebrations, and community functions. For more information regarding the Dancing School contact the Parish Administration Office on 3343 7304.

G.O.TEENS

G.O. Teens is a social group for children between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age and meets monthly during the school year. Teenagers enjoy social activities like Trivia and Movie nights; Dances & River Cruises. This Group is coordinated by volunteer parents of our Church and Parish community. All teens are invited to attend any of the monthly get-togethers. For more information contact Aphrodite Livanes on 0407 585 952.

JUNIOR YOUTH

Junior Youth is for children from Prep  to Year 7, and is run by a group of volunteer mothers. Functions occur each Friday after Greek Dancing where the children enjoy social activities such as games nights, craft, cooking, dances, and of course understanding more about our faith and culture. All children are invited to come and join us in a fun filled environment where they can “learn to play” with one another in the spirit of fellowship. For more information contact the Parish Office.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Our Sunday School operates on all Sundays throughout the year (except between Christmas and the beginning of the new School year). Children attend Sunday School in the Greek School building adjacent to the Church after they have received Holy Communion. Our children have the opportunity here to learn about God and His Church by teachers who make learning fun. Games, prizes, and storytelling make up a large part of the lessons. For more information contact Fr Nicholas on 0403 658 420.

PANAGIA’S PLAYGROUP

Currently on hiatus