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 "20th Anniversary" of the Philoptochos at Assumption Church.  We are sincerely thankful for your attendance at our Roaring Twentieth Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 26th  at Maggiano’s – Oak Brook.  We hope you enjoyed the evening with friends and family, solving the Murder Mystery and enjoying a wonderful dinner as well!   Your support of this event enables us to assist worthy charities including the IOCC, which provides emergency relief and long-term developmental assistance worldwide to those in need.  Also, The Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me is a ministry of our Metropolis that provides assistance to our youth with special needs and their families.

Philoptochos Mission Statement

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The mission of the Society shall be:

  • To help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and

  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;

  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;

  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.


Following Worship Services on Sunday July 16, elections for Philoptochos Officers for the term 2017 – 2019 were held in St. Catherine’s Chapel.  The new officers are:

2017-2019 Officers:

President: Valerie Green
First Vice-president: Francine Kott
Treasurer: Melia Linardos
Recording secretary: Nikki Massouras
Corresponding secretary: Maria Lakerdas
Advisor: Ann Dervis
Parish Council Liaison: Evelyn Maggos

2017-2019 Board Members:

Marina Demos   Jetta Georgopoulos
Patricia Karabas   Demetra Lakerdas
Joan Leakakos   Nancy Pilafas
Frances Riha   Lillian Stamas
Betty Tsiolis   Sophia Vlahos


Christine Kanel   Violet Skuteris   Elaine Yannias

Supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, February 3, 2019

2017 Christmas Luncheon and Sing-a-Long
at Greek Islands Restaurant, Lombard on Saturday, December 2, 2017





2017 Membership Sign-Up





November 2018 - June 2019 Calendar of Events
Tentative as of November 2018

4 - Sun Ss. Kosmas and Damianos - Artoclasia; Memorial; Coffee Hour; 2019 Membership Kickoff
15 - Thurs General Meeting – St. Catherine Meeting Room, 11:00 a.m., following Divine Liturgy
24 - Sat Vespers of St. Catherine & Fellowship Reception
25 - Sun St. Catherine Feast Day & Fellowship Reception
8 - Sat Christmas Party, Brief Meeting, Greek Islands Restaurant, Lombard, 11:30 a.m.
11 - Tues Feed the Hungry, Annunciation Cathedral, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
15 - Sat Baking and Packaging for Bake Sale, 9:30 a.m.
16 - Sun Bake Sale and Christmas Pageant
13 - Sun Assumption Cutting of Vasilopita - donation collection St. Basil Academy
13 - Sun Metropolis Vasilopita - Saints Constantine & Helen
17 - Thurs General Meeting, St. Catherine's Meeting Room, following St. Anthony Divine Liturgy - 11:00 a.m.
2 - Sat Metropolis Presidents/Officers Meeting - location TBD
3 - Sun Women's Heart Health Day - Wear Red
21 - Thurs General Meeting, St. Catherine's Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m.
3 - Sun Apokriatiko Glendi - Diplomat West
11 - Mon Clean Monday
TBD - Sun Loukoumathes
21 - Thurs General meeting & Lenten Lecture - St. Catherine's Mtg. Rm,10:30 a.m.
23 - Sat Metropolis Lenten Retreat - venue TBD
31 - Sun Elevation of the Holy Cross - Tray collection for HC (Oper. Exp.)
TBD - Sun Loukoumathes
13 - Sat Baking Day - 9:30 a.m.
18 - Thurs General Meeting - Election Committee appointment
20 - Sat Bake Sale Packaging after Saturday of Lazarus Divine Liturgy
21 - Sun Palm Sunday - Easter Bake Sale - Collection Tray for Epitaphio flowers
TBD Holy Week Reception
26 - Fri Good Friday - Decorate Epitaphio
28 - Sun Great and Holy Pascha
16 - Thurs General Meeting - Election
18 - Sat Metropolis Chapter Presidents' and Officers' Meeting @ St. lakovos Retreat Center, Kansasville, WI
TBD - Sun Presentation of Oratorical Awards
TBD General Meeting or Outing
TBD - Sun Oath of Office


Other events may occur or some changes may be made. Please check the bulletin or call the Church Office at 773-626-3114.