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Update From Project Mexico
This is a photo of the entrance to St. Innocent orphanage where our missionaries stayed.
This was the first photo taken of the Project Mexico mission team after arrival and the setting up of tents.
Day 3: "All Framed up"!
Day 3; "Carpenter George"
Day 3: Allie, Kevin, Stephanie and Joan painting Facia.
Our team building the house.
Day 3" All set, chicken wire up, roof all done and ready for 2 windows, a door and stucco.
Day 4: All finished. Two windows installed, 1 door. Stucco all done! Moises and Maria Guadalupe move in!!
Photo of the house blessing.
This is the family we built the house for.
The was the last photo taken after completing the project. The photo is of our group after the house blessing . There are 150 participants teens and adults from 12 churches. We built 6 houses for the Cumiai indians.
View of the property . You can see the tents in the distance. Everyone enjoyed sports after a week of hard work. We had Liturgy this morning. Tomorrow we will all be heading home.
Photo from inside the chapel at the orphanage. They have a relic of St. Innocent. They have 21 orphan boys in residence. We were shown all the facilities and the educational program.
This is the kitchen.
And this is the dormitory.
The van was used to travel 1 1/2 hours each day to the work site in the Kumiai Indian village. George and Maria were the drivers. Tomorrow the van will be returned to Avis and the team will fly back to Chicago.
Happy Father's Day And Many Years To Proto Deacon Andrew
Happy Father's Day to all fathers everywhere. The fathers at ST. Luke Parish all received this special St. Luke Cap as a gift.
A catered luncheon was also provided by our community team. Here Father Andrew leads everyone in the "Our Father" and the blessing of the food.
Also today we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Proto Deacon Andrew's ordination as a deacon. A cake special for this occasion was provided.
The food is served.
During the luncheon, Chuck was the MC for the event and prepared a "Roast" of Deacon Andrew.
Proto Deacon Andrew thanked everyone the occasion.
Father Andrew on behalf of the parish presented Deacon Andrew with a gift. We thank him for all his works and "God Grant Him Many Years".
A Busy Sunday At St. Luke Parish
Our team of missionaries will be leaving for Project Mexico to build houses for the poor and to support St. Innocent's orphanage. Fr. Andrew is leading the prayer service for the commissioning of missionaries.
The prayer service ended with the sprinkling of Holy water. Father also blessed the new Icon of St. Innocent which was donated by the Bauml family in memory of the departed.
Icon of St. Innocent.
Those who participated in the Junior Olympics were honored. Chuck, the ministry leader led the procession of Olympians.
This year we had 36 Olympians. This is the largest group in the 12 years we have been invited to participate by the Sts Constantine and Helen Parish and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. We thank them.
The bronze, silver and gold medal winners. Jonathan, Madeline, Emma, and Michael.
Elsa presented Luba with the award for the most credits acquired this year in the School of the Seventy. The school is a guided reading program which is part of the larger St. Luke Christian Education ministry. The school is open to anyone interested. The School of the Seventy - Join the "School of the Seventy" Adult Education Program. Listed under the Adult Education Ministry. Else Tennessen - Director.
June's Visit To The Garden Center
Fr. Andrew showed a picture of a man with large muscles. He asked if we thought he got that way by doing nothing.
He explained of course not, he had to work hard to get so muscular. Just like if you want to get closer to God you have to work at it by going to church and by reading the Bible.
Fr. Andrew with a couple of the residents.
A old friend, John came to visit.
Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Hierarchial Divine Liturgy
Metropolitan Jonah visited the south Chicago area to celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Michael's in Burbank. St. Michael's is the oldest of the four south suburban parishes in the Chicago area. Metropolitan Jonah entered the church and gave the blessing to the clergy to begin the liturgy.
Proto Deacon Joseph and Deacon Bob chanting the litanies.
The sermon was about all the saints of America especially all the unknown saints who founded church's like St. Michael's.
All the celebrating clergy and servers especially newly ordained Fr. Danial.
The venation of the cross. St. Luke had 42 members attend the liturgy at St. Michael's.
Fr. Andrew and his beatitude sharing memories when they were both in California.
Fr. Luke leading the people singing the Lord's Prayer for the blessing of the food at the dinner which followed the Liturgy.