Diocesan Advent Mission Project

Just as the Lord has generously granted us abundance of the fruits of the earth, so should we, during the time of this Fast, be generous to those in need” - St. Leo The Great.

Johnstown, PA -- [National SR ACRY] With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Senior ACRY is sponsoring an Advent Mission Project to benefit Diocesan mission parishes. This project will be an annual event during the Advent season, and will focus on assisting our Diocesan mission parishes that are in need of various liturgical articles and supplies. Working closely with the Diocesan Chancery, the National SR ACRY has learned of significant needs, most notably liturgical vestments.

Throughout the Advent Season, ACRY chapters and parishes can help by holding an event or fund-raiser to provide funding for the Advent Mission Project. Individual donations, as well as donations from other church groups are welcome. Collection boxes in parish fellowship halls for use during social time following divine services may also be a means of raising funds. The entire proceeds of the Advent Mission Project will be used to purchase much needed liturgical items and supplies that will greatly assist our Diocesan mission parishes in proclaiming the good news and beauty of the Orthodox Faith in their local communities.

Local ACRY Chapters and parishes are also invited to send pictures and/or articles about the activities they are doing in their local chapter or parish to help raise funds. These pictures will be posted on the Diocesan (www.ACROD.org) and ACRY websites (www.sracry.org) as well as the National Sr. ACRY Facebook page. Pictures may be sent to National Sr. ACRY Vice President, Rachel Pribish at sracry.vicepresident@gmail.com. 

The deadline for submitting donations is January 31, 2015.

Checks are to be written out to “National ACRY” with “Advent Mission Project” in the memo line and sent to:

Deborah Samilenko
22 Nicole Drive
Milford, CT 06460

For more information, please contact Rachel Pribish, National SR ACRY Vice President at sracry.vicepresident@gmail.com or at (908) 247-2269.

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