YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) is a program of FOCUS North America and is coming to our community!
What is YES?
YES provides opportunities for junior high students, high school students, college students, and families to participate in formative weekends of service that aim to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and bring participants to an awareness of Christ in themselves and others. Through this experience, we aim to identify and cultivate leadership gifts in trip participants, with the ultimate purpose being to raise up service leaders who will lead others in loving and serving our most needy neighbors in their own parishes and communities, and on future YES trips.
WHEN? Friday, April 28th – Sunday, April 30th, 2017
WHAT? A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Chicago, IL.
WHO? 13 years old- College
WHERE? We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights at All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church: 4129 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60641. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, April 30th.
COST? A registration gift of $150 a person will cover all trip expenses, make it possible for the YES Program to prepare and execute the trip, and enable our service team to meet the needs of those we serve.
HOW DO I REGISTER? www.yesnorthamerica.org
ANY QUESTIONS? Please contact Katrina Bitar, YES Program Director Kbitar@focusna.org or Larissa Hatch, Trip Leader: email@example.com.
A flier can be found here.
Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15, our beloved Hierarch His Grace, Bp. Paul visited with us. It is always a joy and blessing when he comes.
Sunday was the March For Life-Chicago in downtown Chicago. His Grace prayed with and for us all who were there. Gathering together in a peaceful way to give voice and raise awareness to the sorrowful effects of abortion and its legalization is very important. This is the mission of the March For Life-Chicago and it is a mission the Orthodox Church can support.
A photo gallery of His Grace, Bp. Paul's weekend visit and March For Life-Chicago can be found here.
Additional news about the March can be found on the following websites:
In a centuries old tradition, many Orthodox Christians celebrate New Year's Day with a slice of Vasilopita, also known as Basil's Pie, hoping to find the coin tucked inside. There are several legends regarding the start of the tradition found here and here. Many of our Greek parishioners celebrate this tradition on New Year's Day. Photos can be found here.
What is Goodshop?
Goodshop provides the best shopping deals and coupons AND a donation will be made to St. Panteleimon Orthodox Church! Not only do you save with great coupons for your most frequently shopped stores, but you also give at no extra cost.
Great idea! How do I get started?
Go to www.goodsearch.com/goodshop and register. Enter St Panteleimon Orthodox Church in the ‘cause’ search box and you’re on your way.
Did you know that $90.24 was donated to the parish in 2016? How much more can be done in 2017?!
Goodshop also has a free app. Check it out!
March for Life-Chicago is an annual free public event during which people of all walks of life gather to march in defense of all human life, both born and unborn. Their goal is, "to serve as a visual and vocal reminder that the people of Chicago and the Midwest stand for LIFE."
This year's march will take place Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL.
If you are interested in joining other St. Panteleimon parishioners and friends, please contact Fr. Andrew at the Rectory. The March for Life Chicago website http://www.marchforlife-chicago.org/ provides information about the organization, the march, the speakers, and participants.
Click on the image for a printable flier.
For the second year in a row the faithful of St. Panteleimon Orthodox Church will open their doors to those homeless and lonely of Summit to provide a warm place and a hot Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. "This special meal will be provided free of charge. Food preparation is being done by Village Trustee and Venetian Garden Restaurant owner, Sam Dardovski," said Fr. Andrew Bartek, Rector. The meal will be served on Sunday, December 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean-up.
Fr. Andrew said, "It is a great commitment to give a few hours of time doing something like this. However, Christ tells us in the Gospel of St. Matthew 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ What better gift can we give Him on the day of His birth than to feed the least among us."
A flier can be found here.
Please join us on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Noon. There is no cost but a free will offering will be taken.
Please RSVP by January 4, 2017 to the Rectory (708-552-5276).
Metropolitan Tikhon, Bishop Paul of Chicago and Bishop Mstislav of Tikhvin, Russia will preside at this year’s celebration at Holy Trinity Cathedral,1121 North Leavitt St., Chicago. Bishop Mstislav will present a reproduction of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God that will be blessed and enshrined in the Cathedral.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
2:00 p.m: Akathistos Hymn in honor of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God
4:30 p.m.: Vigil
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
9:00 a.m.: Entrance of the Hierarchs
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
Blessing of new Icon of the
Synaxis of Saints of Holy Trinity Cathedral
1:00 p.m: Banquet at Pizano’s Restaurant, 2056 West Division Street, Chicago
$55.00 per person,
$100.00 per couple
Children’s menu and pricing available.
Reservations: Seating is limited, so please make reservations early by calling Dennis Pelak at 847.602.2118.
It's time to gather together, to celebrate the accomplishments of this past year, to offer thanks to God, and to ask His continued blessings on the coming year for the Martha and Mary Maternity House!
St. Panteleimon Orthodox Church parishioners, join us in the celebration, and extend your support. We thank God for you and for your love and support of this life-affirming ministry!
Thursday, November 10, 2016
6 PM Social Hour
7 PM Celebratory Thanksgiving Dinner
9 PM Silent Auction Concludes
Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
893 Church Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Tickets are $40, or $300 for a table of 10.
Click here for tickets or to donate, or call 317-709-0168 to RSVP.
Click here for a one-page invitation flyer with response card. Reservations, donations, and program advertising requests can be mailed to:
Martha and Mary Maternity House Benefit
388 Adams Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
Saturday, November 5, St. Panteleimon Orthodox Church will host a Harvest Fest dinner. The event will begin with Vespers at 3:00 pm. Dinner will follow with seating from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. See the flier for more details. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors for an evening out!
Christ Is Risen! Photo album of Holy PASCHA 2016
NEW Hall renovations 2016. Photos before and after.
June 2016 - Photo update. Parish Grads and Altar boy
On Saturday August 27, 2016, the faithful of Saint Panteleimon Church held their Second Annual Community Picnic and their first-ever Block Party.
“The purpose of the picnic is an outreach tool to the community to share the love of Jesus Christ and to welcome them to the Church,” said Priest Andrew Bartek, Rector. “Approximately 100 people from the parish, the neighborhood and near-by communities joined in the afternoon of fun, games, food and fellowship.”
With the encouragement of Summit Mayor Sergio Rodriguez, the date for the picnic — which was expanded into a block party — was moved from a Sunday to a Saturday afternoon.
“Last year’s the picnic drew about 14 community members,” said Father Andrew. “Throughout the afternoon young and old alike enjoyed free games, a Slip’N Slide, face painting and a dunking booth. Various kinds of music filled the neighborhood air with a party atmosphere. And Russian dancers from Holy Virgin Protection ROCOR Cathedral in Des Plaines performed to the delight of neighbors and guests.”
The Summit Fire Department brought out a couple of their trucks, and the children were excited to get an inside look. get a seat inside one of the trucks.
“Tours of the church also were given, while the representatives of Chicago’s Orthodox Christian Coalition for Healthy Youth passed out fliers in Spanish for our predominately Spanish-speaking neighbors,” Father Andrew added. “Already, our parishioners are excited about next year’s picnic, offering many suggestions to enhance the experience.”
Church school icon procession
St. Panteleimon's parish celebrates it's 75th Anniversary with His Grace Bishop ALEXANDER - Locum Tenens of the Midwest Diocese.
Dec. 6, 2015 - St. Nicholas visits St. Panteelimon's Parish!
Calling all cars! NEW parking lot for our parish!
Nov. 17, 2015. His Grace Bishop Paul adwards the Gold cross to Fr. Andrew.
July 26, 2015 Please join us for our Patronal Lamb Feast at 12 noon. Ticket info and menu click for more.
June 11, 2015 - Our Parish made the Desplains Valley Newspaper about this upcoming Father's Day!
June 7, 2015 - Photo update of our 8th grade graduates!
May 3, 2015 Photo update - Many Years to Father Andrew as he celebrates his 10th Annivsary to the Holy Priesthood!
Apr. 19, 2015 Blessing of the Artos and Easter Egg Hunt!
CHRIST IS RISEN! Holy Thursday - HOLY PASCHA Photo update.
April 5, 2015 Palm Sunday
Jan 18, 2015 - We welcome His Grace Bishop Paul on his visit to our parish.
Dec. 7, 2014 - St. Nicholas brings gifts and tells us about his life.
New Icons blessed and installed at our parish.
Oct. 5, 2014 - Fr. Andrew blesses Catechumens & Parish Council.
September 21, 2014 Fr. Andrew blesses the Church School teachers and students.
Fr. Anthony & Mat. Roberta celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
St. Panteleimon's Patronal Feast Day with Lamb dinner & Fr. Myron's retirement and farwell to Minnesota.