Our Parish Organizations
The Men’s Club of Patronage of the Mother of God Church is a spiritual, social, and service organization open to all adult men of the parish. The Men’s Club serves the parish through works of charity, fellowship, maintenance and improvement of the physical structure of the church, and sponsoring events that promote the spiritual and communal growth of the parish.
Projects include: preparing and serving fellowship breakfasts and potluck meals, coordinating altar flower donations for Christmas and Easter, providing general maintenance and repairs, sponsoring Men’s Retreats in conjunction with other Byzantine Catholic churches in the Baltimore-Washington area, and coordinating recurring Community Giving donation drives.
The Men’s Club generally meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Hall.
The current slate of officers are:
President: Dann Karlson
Vice-President: Mike Erdek
Secretary: Mark Jesko
Treasurer: Joseph Belensky
We are still looking for volunteers to be substitute teachers.
If anyone has unreturned ECF textbooks, please return them as soon as possible.
ECF CALENDAR 2019 (as of 9/15/19)
09/15/19 Catechetical Sunday (Blessing of Teachers and Students 09/22/19 Class (Panachida at Holy Trinity Cemetery) 09/29/19 Class 10/06/19 Class (Blessing of Pets – Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) Please arrive early to store your crated pet in the rectory basement before Liturgy 10/13/19 Class 10/20/19 Class 10/27/19 Class 11/02/19 Saturday Daylight Savings Time ends (turn clocks back 1 hr) 11/03/19 Class 11/10/19 Class 11/17/19 Class 11/23/19 Saturday – Patronage Festival 11/24/19 Class - St. Nicholas Practice 12/01/19 No Class (Thanksgiving weekend) 12/07/19 Saturday – St. Nicholas Practice – please arrive at 9am 12/08/19 Feast of St. Nicholas celebration play (pot luck luncheon to follow) 12/15/19 Confession for grades 3-12 (please meet in the front of church) (we will also be decorating the church for Christmas) 12/22/19 Practice for Christmas Eve 12/24/19 Tuesday – Christmas Eve Liturgy and procession 9pm. Please arrive by 8:30pm. 12/25/19 Wednesday – Christmas Liturgy at 9:15am 12/29/19 No Class 01/05/20 Classes resume – Epiphany (Blessing of Water)