Philoptochos Introduction

The Philoptochos Women’s Society of St. Athanasios is an organization whose primary purpose is aimed toward philanthropic endeavors and programs.  All men and women in our parish may become members of this society, which provides for the disadvantaged and assists the church in many ways.   Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month.

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Philoptochos News

Dear Parishioners,

On behalf of St. Irenes’ Philoptochos Society, we wish you and your families Kalo Kalokeri (Happy Summer) We are winding down our efforts as we begin to get ready for our summer vacation.

Below is an update of our recent activities:

On April 14thwe participated on the CFA Weekend Snack Pack Program in Saddlebrook. We donated $2,500 towards the snacks, and along with our Goyan’s we prepared 500 snack packs.The CFAWeekend Snack Pack Program (WSPP) is made possible by generous and dedicated individuals and groups such as Philoptochos.  The purpose of this program to fill the gap for children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are not left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks. By providing healthy, kid-friendly, and easy to prepare snack foods, this children not go hungry at weekend.

On Saturday, May 5thwe celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Irene, the patron Saint of our Philoptochos Chapter, by offering Artoklasia.

We also attended to the Metropolis of New Jersey Clergy Laity Assembly and Philoptochos Convention held at the Venetian on May 7th.  The event was successful and very well attended. We all enjoyed the fellowship and we left with deeper knowledge and better understanding about the workings of our Metropolis Philoptochos.   Our Philoptochos honored Maria Emmanouilidis for her dedication and service to Philoptochos during the Annual Clergy Laity Banquet that evening.

On Sunday, May 13th, Mother’s Day we made our annual Gift to our Parish of $5000, as well as donated $1000 towards sponsorship of our festival.   We also provided lovely carnations to the Mother’s in our Community.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm.   We encourage all to attend.

As always, we thank you for your continued support.


Vasiliki Panagopoulos


Philoptochos Board:

President:                                Vaso Panagopoulos

1st V.P.                                      Thea Portelos

2nd V.P.                                      Karen Scoullos

Recording Secreatary:             Aspasia Panagiotopoulos

Corresponding Secretary:       Stephanie Mouzakis Smith

Treasurer:                                Xanthippi Nakopoulos

Asst. Treasurer:                        Anna Gourmos

Advisor:                                   Karen Scoullos

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