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,

St. Irene’s Philoptochos has been busy in September and October.  We joined our sister chapters at Asbury Park for the celebration of Holy Cross. It was a beautiful summer day. Congratulations to the GOYAn’s who retrieved the Cross.

We are busy preparing for our annual Fashion Show on Tuesday, November 5th at the Venetian. The Fig Leaf of Maywood will be showing the fashions.  We have beautiful prizes for our Tricky Tray that night. Hope to see you there.

We are also looking forward to our Christmas Party on Tuesday December 10th for the ladies of our community. We will have the party at Season’s in Washington Township.  Come and celebrate the Christmas season with us with good friends, good food and dancing.  Look for the flyer in the Sunday bulletins.

On December 22nd we will have our annual bake sale of Greek pastries to take home with you. Yummy!!

On December 28th we will join our community to our annual visit to St. Michael’s Home for the Aged in Yonkers. Visiting St. Michael’s is a highlight for Philoptochos. The residents of St. Michael’s welcome us with a smile and a story they want share. They are a pleasure to talk with and visit.  We will sing carols and maybe Greek dance with them.

I want to personally wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and a joyous Christmas.

Aspasia Panagiotopoulos


    Annual Fashion Show



6:30 p.m.

The Venetian

546 River Drive,  Garfield, NJ


50% of the raffle proceeds will benefit the October Foundation

 Donation     $65.00


 Thea Portelos:  201-446-9144   • Anna Gourmos:  201-745-5875 

Anthoula Kamvosoulis:  201-390-5973  • Church Office:  201-368-8881

Philoptochos Board:

Aspasia Panagiotopoulos, President

Thea Portelos, 1st Vice President

Anna Gourmos, 2nd Vice President

Rita Pavlou, Corresponding Secretary

Karen Scoullos, Recording Secretary

Xanthippi Nakopolos, Treasurer

Eleni Dedes, Assistant Treasurer

Vaso Panagopoulos, Advisor to the President

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