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.
Weekly Bulletin Highlights
One need not look at the money he gives to beggars, but rather one should mix up the money in his pocket and give only what the hand removes. That hand will draw out whatever God’s providence ordains." -- St. Philaret the Almsgive
RECENT INTERIOR PHOTOS OF ST. PAUL CHURCH
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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.
Invitations for the 20th Annual Founder's Day Weekend, February 17, 18 & 19 will be mailed out in early December. If anyone would like to submit names and addresses or email addresses of anyone you think might be interested in attending, please click on Reply to this email and send them along! Thank you.
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.)
THE ORDER OF ST. IGNATIUS, ST. PAUL CHAPTER, FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the busiest shopping days of the year.
This is a great opportunity to increase St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church 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 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. "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
Parish Christmas Card
Brothers and Sisters in Christ - A message from your Choir:
Thanksgiving is next week.....and - well, you know - soon after, there will be so much necessary preparation for the Feast of the Nativity in our homes and in our parish........ and precious little time to complete all of these tasks.
This year, once again, your Choir is happy to help you - by designing an original Christmas Card and mailing it to each and every member of our St. Paul Parish. The proceeds of this card will be used to fund a designated parish project.
Voila! For a minimum donation of $25, your name will be imprinted on the Card, allowing you to personally and joyfully wish the blessings of the season to all of your St. Paul brothers and sisters as well as to our Hierarchs and area clergy and parishes.
Our absolutely final deadline is Sunday, December 4.
If convenient, please stop by Father’s office and leave the form and your donation. Or you may mail this form and your check to: Archpriest Joseph Shaheen 2415 Rivers Road Naples, FL 34120 _________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Name
(as you would like it to appear on Card)
Amount of Donation: _____ For those of us with two residences, please designate which address you would like your card mailed to:
Check one: Florida address _____________ Northern address ____________ (No need to write in address if you are sure we have it correctly in our Church records.)
Request to all Parishioners
As you may already know, there is a website labeled Church Finder.
Please write a review of our Church to enhance the attraction to our beautiful Church and family.
The steps are as follows:
St. Paul Church appreciates all your efforts.
St. Paul Parish in Naples, Florida to Honor Retiring Pastor, Archpriest Joseph Shaheen After 57 Years of Priesthood
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 email@example.com 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.
Tuesday December 6th --- Next Parish Council Meeting
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.
Sweet / Savory Bake Sale Sunday, December 11 after Liturgy.
Please plan to bake and to buy! Spinach Pies, Cheese Pies Sweets All the things you want to take home.
A Message From the Parish Council
Recently Bob Aber tendered his resignation from the Parish Council citing health reasons. It is with regret that we accept his decision. We thank Bob for his many years of service to the St. Paul community. We pray that his health improves and that we will see him and Michaelene back here soon. We miss you Bob.
The Parish Council