"HAPPY NEW YEAR"
Welcome Everyone to St. Paul!
St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church has its doors open to all Christians. It is indeed a Pan-Orthodox community located as close to paradise as we can imagine here on earth. With swaying palm trees, brilliant warm sunny days, sparkling coastline, well maintained landscapes, our parish prides itself with having the friendliest and most caring family one can wish for. For first time visitors to our site and our Church, you are welcome here. We are always honored to embrace visitors to join us for prayer and worship.
If you have young children, we certainly welcome them. We strongly support the belief that Christian children should be raised and involved in the Church.
Here at St. Paul all of our facilities are handicap accessible. If you need any type of assistance please do not hesitate to ask any of our parishioners. We will be honored to help.
A Special Note From Fr. Joe
Every end marks a new beginning. Keep your spirits and determination unshaken, and you shall always walk the glory road. With courage, faith and great effort, you shall achieve everything you desire. I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year. May God Bless each of you and your loved ones!
Thought Of The Day
"Be fearful that you do not become famous because of some work that you do. If they begin to praise you because of your work, do not rejoice or take delight in it, but keep your works secret as much as you can, and do not allow anyone to speak about them." -- St. Anthony
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The Book & Gift Store wishes everyone a Blessed Nativity and Happy New Year to all!
Please join us for COFFEE-AND Fellowship in the Pavilion immediately following Liturgy each Sunday. If you would like to host a Coffee Hour, please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the foyer. COFFEE HOUR offers our parish family the opportunity to welcome new faces as well as catch up with those members of our parish family whom we already know.
BELOVED FAMILY OF ST. PAUL:
THE ANTIOCHIAN WOMEN of our Parish are offering each of us an opportunity to offer aid to the suffering people – throughout our world – by preparing: EMERGENCY KITS* During December, January and February we are preparing Emergency Kits
1. Buy a one-‐gallon plastic bag with a zippered closure and fill it with the following items: • One hand towel • One washcloth • One comb • One metal nail file or nail clipper • One bar of soap (bath size in original wrapper) • One toothbrush • Six Band-‐Aids
2. Please bring your filled zipper-‐bags in (may we expect several from each family?) and place in the clearly marked box in the Vestibule of our Church. Our Antiochian Women will take care of mailing these items, as they are received, to: * This will be an on-‐going project, as the need is so great.
(Any cash donations to offset mailing costs will be accepted.) Paypal can also be used.
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1.Home 2.St. Ignatius of Antioch 3.What is The Order 4.Governing Council 5.Finances 6.Articles 7.Video 8.Contact
Of all of the saints particularly loved by Antiochian Orthodox, St. Ignatius ranks somewhere near the top of the list. Of Syrian origin, St. Ignatius, otherwise known as Theophorus, which in Greek means "God-‐Bearer," led the Christian Church during a critical period of her history. Pious tradition has always maintained that he was the little child that Christ held on His lap when he uttered the immortal words, “Let the children come unto me.” What is known for certain is that he grew up to be a disciple of the Apostles, St. Peter personally ordained him a Bishop, and his name is mentioned in the book of Romans.
Antiochian Women Lunch and Tour of St. Matthew’s House on January 17.
This is a great opportunity to increase funds for St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church through AmazonSmile donations by reminding our supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com. Spread the word to our parishioners and friends. Support us when you shop. "StartWithaSmile" at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates to St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church. Thank you.
Celebration of Fr. Joe's 57 Anniversary of his Ordination - 09/20/16
Great time - Great family
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SATURDAY, January 21, 2017, 9:00 am
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The Clergy, Parish Council & Parishioners Of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church Naples, Florida Joyfully announce the honor of welcoming His Grace, Rt. Reverend Bishop Antoun Hierarch of the Diocese of Miami & the Southeast
SAVE THE DATE: Next February 18 and 19, 2017, St Paul Naples, Fl. will be hosting a double celebration honoring the retirement of Archpriest Joseph Shaheen and the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Naples parish.
After 57 years of devoted service to the archdiocese, Father Joseph Shaheen will retire. He and Khouria Diane will continue to reside in Naples. The retirement date is planned to coincide with the annual Founder's Weekend celebration in sunny Naples, Fl. in February 2017. Guests and parishoners of St. Paul will be honored by the attendance of His Grace Bishop Antoun, Diocese of Miami and the Southeast for this special weekend. More details are readily available by contacting Ed Edge, Co-Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell at 317-418-5300
St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church
Founder’s Weekend Agenda
Friday, February 17, 2017
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm --- Reception for Out of Town Guests and Dignitaries Location: Aria, 4501 Gulf Shore Blvd. Naples, FL Phone: (317) 418-5300
Saturday, February 18, 2017
6:00 pm 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Cocktails Dinner, honoring the retirement of Very Reverend Father Joseph Shaheen Location: Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, 896 River Point Dr., Naples, FL Phone: (239)-774-0424
Sunday, February 19, 2017
9:00 am 10:00 am Orthos Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Location: St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church 2425 Rivers Rd., Naples, FL Phone: (239) 348-0828
Immediately Following Divine Liturgy
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church
Location: Wyndemere Country Club, 700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, Phone: (239) 643-6336
Hotel Reservations: Holiday Inn Express, Located 1 block from US-41, this contemporary, newly remodeled hotel is a 20-minute drive from the airport and 20-minute drive to St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church. Includes free breakfast and WIFI. ROOMS MUST BE RESERVED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 15, 2017 to receive the exceptional rate of $159.00++. Please reference St Paul Church when making reservations. Address: 27891 Crown Lake Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Phone: (239) 948-0699
PRAYERS FOR THE HEALTH OF / AND IN MEMORY OF/ OUR LOVED ONES ARE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED. Please do not hesitate to send in your requests each week - if possible before Wednesday evening so the names can be included in the Sunday Bulletin.
A Special Thank You from Bob Aber for all the prayers, notes and kind thoughts received during his recent illness. We thank God that he is feeling better and should arrive in mid-‐January.
Next PC Meeting, Tuesday, January 10 at 5 PM
The Parish Council has approved the formation of the following committees in order to make our work more efficient and to encourage parishioner participation. The committees are:
1. Advisory 2. Finance 3. Religious 4. Maintenance 5. Activities 6. Future development.
So..... Share your talents . Contact any council member with any questions, or to VOLUNTEER. Thanks to Robert Cardoos for his work on this project.
The Clergy, Parish Council & Parishioners
St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church
Joyfully announce the honor of welcoming
His Grace, Rt. Reverend Bishop Antoun
Hierarch of the Diocese of Miami & the Southeast
The 20th Annual St, Paul Founders’ Weekend
February 18, 2017, 6:30 PM – Program devoted to…
The Retirement of Archpriest Joseph Shaheen
Naples Sailing & Yacht Club
896 River Point Drive, Naples, FL 34102
February 19, 2017,
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy 10 AM
St. Paul Brunch Immediately following Liturgy
12 Noon – Program devoted to
The 20th Anniversary of St. Paul
Wyndemere Country Club
700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, FL 34105
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R.S.V.P. by January 15, 2017
St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church – Naples,
Florida Founders’ Weekend 2017 – February 18, & 19, 2017
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After February 1 – cost is $110
Please reserve ____Seats for Sunday, Feb. 19 @ $40_____
After February 1 – cost is $45
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