Below is an ongoing list of announcements about life at St. Christina of Tyre Orthodox Church.
This year we are hosting our 10th Banquet & Silent Auction to raise funds to purchase and pay down the principle on loans for our three properties. Over the years these events have raised over $100,000 towards that end.
Join us on Sunday February 12 from 5-8:30pm at St James Hall at 34700 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA (NEW LOCATION).
Announcing this year's St. Anna sponsored Middle School and High School Lenten Retreat to be held at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center in Dunlap, CA!
Nestled in the foothills of Kings Canyon National Park our teens and preteens will retreat from the chaos of our daily lives in an attempt to refocus themselves spiritually. Throughout the weekend our young people will have the opportunity to pray together, have discussions together lead by priests and youth workers, visit the Monastery of the Life Giving Spring, and much more. Though this is a drive for some of us, the weekend will be quite enjoyable and relaxing for everyone who participates!
This year the cost of the retreat is $100 without transportation. The fee is calculated by the cost of food (all meals Saturday and brunch on Sunday) and 2 nights lodging and the supplies needed to make the rest of the weekend happen. This is a very reasonable price as other facilities were quoting $200 and up for a weekend. Thank you to Michael Pappas, Director of St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, for giving us such affordable prices.
Registration is online at: http://goo.gl/forms/lJ5LZTk8xu Registration will close on Friday, March 25 and all monies must be sent to St. Anna's before Friday, April 1.
We use the funds from our annual banquet to pay back the principal on our property loans and so work towards achieving an important goal: to provide a permanent and vibrant Orthodox Christian presence & witness in the Fremont area.
For more details on what to expect at our banquet & to order tickets by snail mail, please open the PDF below.
Alternatively, you can log in to our Online Giving System to order banquet tickets & make donations towards our goal.*
** If you are setting up a new account there is a delay in being able to go back into the system until your information is verified; thus, if you experience difficulty going back into the system, you may want to wait a couple of days and then try again after our volunteers can complete your registration. If you experience other difficulties you can also contact us with the nature of the problem and we can forward it to the company.
January 29-31 Retreat in San Francisco with Fr Sergius, abbot of St Tikhon's monastery in Pennsylvania, with the miraculous icon of St Anna