St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church
Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania
Orthodox Church in America
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2019 JT Telesko Golf Outing

2019 JT Golf Outing

2019 Annual "JT" Telesko Golf Outing

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Ordination of Deacon John Kotalik into the Holy Priesthood

Deacon John Kotalik ordination into Holy Priesthood
Ordination of Deacon John Kotalik into the Holy Priesthood

Deacon John Kotalik ordination into Holy Priesthood

On August 24, 2019, Deacon John Kotalik will be ordained into the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisedek.

Liturgy will begin at 10:00am.

All are welcome!

2019 Parish Development Forum

2019 Parish Development Forum


The following is the basic agenda for the Forum. Each session will include a balance of presentations, Forum group discussions, videos, Skype sessions, and small group discussions/ workshops.

Thursday July 11

3:00 PM Session 1

~ 5:00 PM Vespers

5:45 PM Dinner

6:30 Session 2

~ 7:45 Adjourn

Friday July 12

(Breakfast on your own)

8:45 Morning Prayers

9:00 AM Session 3

(Breaks as necessary)

Noon Group Photo

12:10 PM Lunch

1:00 Session 4

(Multiple breaks as necessary)

~5:00 Vespers

5:45 Dinner

7:30 Wine and Cheese Reception at Hotel

Saturday July 13

Breakfast on your own

8:45 Morning Prayers

9:00 AM Session 5

Breaks asnecessary.

Noon Adjourn

Box Lunch

Fr. Joe and Mat Annice Retirement Invitation

Retirement Party for Fr. Joe and Mat. Annice
Parish Centennial

Parish Centennial


October 6-7, 2018--Centennial Anniversary of the Parish

Saturday Oct 6-Parish Memorial Liturgy-9:00am

Vespers-5:00pm followed by informal reception with 

Archbishop Melchisedek

Sunday Oct 7-Greeting of Metropolitan Tikhon-9:30am


Grand Banquet--Racetrack DoubleTree Hotel

Cocktail Hour-1:00pm


2018 JT Golf Outing

2018 Golfing

2018 John Telesko Golf Outing

September 8, 2018

Sponsored by the 

St. John's Men's Club

Information about

 Playing and Teams


and Donation Receipt

available with links above

Parish Photo

Parish Photo

Parish Photo for the 100th Anniversary Program Book

Sunday May 20th

Be there and Bring Your Best Smile!

2018 Paschal Schedule

2018 Pascha Bake Sale

2018 Pascha Bake Sale

2018 Pascha Bake Sale

click here for more information

2017 All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

2017 All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Easter Candy Sale 2017

Church School Candy Sale

Indulge your sweet tooth!!

Important Dates:

Orders due--March 12

Orders delivered to church--April 8

Orders delivered to classrooms--April 9

Clothing Resale 2017

Clothing Resale 2017

Clothing Resale for the Entire Family

First Weekend in March

Friday, March 3, 2017--9am to 7pm

Saturday, March 4, 2017--9am to 2pm

Bag Sale--Sat 12pm--2pm   $5/bag


Drop off 1-5  February 26


Look here for more info.

Bowling and Ice Skating 2017

Sign Up Now for Bowling and Ice Skating

Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Youth Committee and Pittsburgh District FOCA

2016 Christmas Bake Sale

Christmas Bake Sale

Saturday, Dec 17

Call 724.743.0231

Look here for more information.

2016 Christmas Kolbassa Sale

2016 Christmas Kolbassa Sale

All Your Favorites




Look for more information here.

Annual Church Meeting

Annual Church Meeting

Annual Church Meeting

Sunday November 13, 2016

After Liturgy

It is everyone's obligation to be there.

Pancake Breakfast 2016

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday October 8, 2016  8: 00am to 12:00 noon

Pancakes, Scrambled eggs, Sausage, Home Fries, Beverage

Adults $8.00            Kids (6-12) $4.00          5 and under Free

Sponsored by St. John Jr. "O" Club

Archdiocese Centennial

Archdiocese Centennial


The Centennial

of the

Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

Friday November 11

Saturday November 12


Information here

Camp Agape 2016

Camp Agape Information and Registration

The Armor of God

Friday Sept. 23,  5:00pm to Saturday Sept 24 5:00pm

Look here for information and registration.

225 Dinner/Dance 2016

225 Dinner

St. John’s Growth and Development Fundraising Annual 225 Dinner / Dance

    Saturday, June 25 th , 2016

Purchase of 225 Dinner Ticket – Please join us for the evening and enjoy the fun. Each ticket is

$60.00 and includes dinner, entertainment and your chance to win many prizes including CASH

prizes up to $4000.00! (Winner need not be present to win.)  See or call: 

David Stockman

St. John’s Men’s Club - Treasurer

P: 412-414- 7628; e-mail:

Look here for the complete letter.


2016 Holy Week and Pascha Schedule

2016 Holy Week and Pascha Schedule

Great and Holy Monday:  Matins--8:00am              Presanctified Liturgy--4:00pm

Great and Holy Tuesday: Matins--8:00am              Presanctified Liturgy--4:00pm

Great and Holy Wednesday:  Matins--8:00am        Presanctified Liturgy--4:00pm   SW Deanery Service W. Brownsville--7:00pm

Great and Holy Thursday:  Vesperal Eucharist--1:00pm     Matins for Holy Friday and 12 Passion Gospels--7:00--

Great and Holy Friday:  3rd Royal Hour--9:00am     6th Royal Hour--12:00pm    9th Royal Hour--2:30pm

                                      Vespers--3:00pm     Matins of Holy Saturday with Procession--7:00pm

Great and Holy Saturday:  Vesperal Eucharist--2:00pm     Nocturne--11:30pm


12:00am Matins and Eucharist     12:00pm--Vespers

Bright Monday:  9:00 Eucharist and Cross Procession

Bright Saturday: 10:00 Deanery Paschal Eucharist(Belle Vernon)

St. Thomas Sunday:  9:30am Eucharist/Blessing of Graves


Easter Bake Sale-Part I

Easter Bake Sale-Part I

Easter Bake Sale --Part I

Orders taken until March 6, 2016

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church

601 Boone Avenue, Canonsburg

Featured baked goods:

Nut, Poppy and Apricot Rolls

Please call  Diane @ 724-743-0231

Thanks for your support!!!

Lenten/Paschal Mission Schedule 2016

The schedule for the Southwest Deanery Mission Services are listed here.

Syrian Relief Dinner

IOCC Relief Dinner

Sunday, April 17, 2015
IOCC Pittsburgh Syrian Relief Dinner
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Prayer Service 4:00
Lenten Dinner/Reception 5:30 – 7:30
Tickets:  Adults $50; Children 18 and under $20;
Children 6 and under free.   Click on the picture to read the Flyer.

Hosted And Led By Our Beloved Hierarchs:  His Eminence Metropolitan SAVAS, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh; Right Reverend THOMAS, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese;  His Eminence MELCHISEDEK, Archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania in the Orthodox Church of America: His Grace Bishop Dr. MITROPHAN, Serbian Orthodox Church in USA – Diocese of Eastern America:  His Grace Bishop DANIEL, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, His Grace Bishop GREGORY of Nyssa, American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA and The Phloptochos of St. Nicholas Cathedral International Orthodox Christian Charities Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee,  Antiochian Orthodox Community

Register online at  HYPERLINK “” or call Sophie at 412-341-6869 /; Mari at 412-915-7380; Zelfa at 412-417-4706; or mail: Nicholas Terezis, c/o IOCC, 306 Marberry Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15215 or ask if tickets are available in your home parish.

Make checks payable to “IOCC” write “Pittsburgh Syrian Relief” and number of tickets in memo.  Pre-Purchased tickets will be held at the door and will not be mailed. We will reserve tables of 10 – 8. Ticket sales & reservations must be made by April 15. For information or if you would like to volunteer call Zelfa at 412-417-4706.


IOCC Dinner with Wine Pairings 2016

Dinner with Wine Pairings

Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 4:30PM


1014 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh

Look here for more information.

Super Bowl Luncheon 2016

Super Bowl Luncheon

Benefits the FOCA Gift of Love Campaign

Sunday, February 7, 2016, after Liturgy

Adults: $8.00   Kids 6-12 $4.00  5 and Under  Free

Look here for more information.

Saturday Morning Cereal Social

Saturday Morning Cereal Social

Saturday Morning Cereal Social

January 30, 2016

Following Liturgy 

Sponsored by the Canonsburg "O" Club

Pour a Bowl, Grab a Cup of Coffee, Pick Up a Newspaper, Pull up a Chair, Enjoy the Fellowship!

Cost:  FREE

2015 Christmas Kolbassa and Bake Sales

Order Your Christmas Bake Goods and Kolbassa Soon

Pick up date is December 19th.

Toy Sale 2015

St. John’s Kids Resale! Toys For All Ages!

Nov 20-21, 2105

Click up there for more information.

Thanksgiving Bake Sale

Thanksgiving Bake Sale 

Saturday, November 21

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church

601 Boone Avenue, Canonsburg

Featured baked goods:

Nut, Poppy and Apricot Rolls

Advance orders taken until

Sunday, November 8

Please call  724-743-0231

Thanks for your support!!!

Spaghetti Dinner 2015


Christmas Charity


October 25

following Liturgy 

Adults - $5          Children – Free

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Tossed Salad      Italian Bread        Cake

50/50 Raffle     15 for $10       6 for $5 

Cash donations are welcome!  Thank you! 

Sponsored by St. John’s Church School 

The Church School Students Voted on Which Charity to Support This Year

All Proceeds Will Benefit

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry 

OCPM Mission - To bring the love of Christ to those who are in prison by providing

encouragement, material support, transition and reintegration services, Christian education,

spiritual guidance and the sacramental life of the Church.

Sweet Frog Fundraiser

Book Study

Starting on Oct. 26, during church school there will be a book discussion on the book  Father Arseny, 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father. (Click on this link to order a copy from Amazon.) Here is how this book is described:

It is one of the great mysteries of life that in atmospheres of the harshest cruelty, a certain few not only survive but emerge as beacons of light and life. Father Arseny, former scholar of church art, became Prisoner No. 18736 in the brutal 'special sector' of the Soviet prison camp system. In the darkness of systematic degradation of body and soul, he shone with the light of Christ's peace and compassion.

Father Arseny consists of a series of vignettes from prison life in Soviet Russia, and gradually builds a picture of this holy man. We’ll talk about what Fr. Arseny’s life has to teach us. This is open to anyone. Please see John Thompson if you have any questions.

All You Can Eat Breakfast


FOCA National Convention

FOCA National Convention


FOCA National Convention

July 18-20, 2105

Atlanta, Georgia

18th All-American Council

18th All American Council



18th All-American Council


18th All-American Council

How to Expand the Mission

Recalling St. Patriarch Tikhon's admonition at the first sobor in Mayfield, this year's Council will focus on the mission opportunities that have yet to be explored throughout the OCA.

July 20-24, 2015  Atlanta, Georgia


2015 "JT" Telesko Golf Outing

2015 "JT" Telesko Golf Outing

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 – 4 Player Scramble 8:00 AM Registration - 9:00 AM Shotgun Start

Village Green Golf Course 4050 Henderson Road (Rt. 18) Hickory, PA 15340

Contact David Stockman at 412-414-7628 or with any questions or to sign-up. Deadline is 09/06/15.

FOCA Summer Golf Outing

FOCA Summer Golf Outing

August 21, 22, 2015

Quicksilver Golf Club

Entry and Sponsor Forms

Sponsor Information


Canonsburg July 4th Parade

Celebrate again and enjoy the

Annual July 4th Canonsburg Parade


Meet at the RBO Club at 8:00am for breakfast and a brief meeting.

If you haven't already

Sign up and call, text, or email Bob Schenken @ 412-295-3614

"Spirit Night" at Chick-Fil-A

Pascha Bake Sale 2015



Easter Bake Sale 

Saturday, April 4 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church

601 Boone Avenue, Canonsburg 

Featured baked goods:

Paska and Paska with Raisins

Nut, Poppy and Apricot Rolls 

Advance orders taken until

Sunday, March 22


Please call



Thanks for your support!!!

Cheesefare Dinner 2015


February 22

Following Liturgy 


Cheese Stuffed Shells

Macaroni and Cheese

Cheesy Potatoes

Salad & Bread


Proceeds from this fund raiser help to offset

the Junior “O” Club expenses for the

 FOCA Basketball Tournament


Your generosity is greatly appreciated!


Thank you,

Junior “O” Club Families

Cereal Social and Super Bowl Luncheon 2015

Saturday Morning Cereal Social

Saturday January 24, 2015




Super Bowl Luncheon

Sunday February 1, 2015

Adults $8.00

Children 6-12 $4.00

5 and under Free


Sponsored by the Canonsburg "O" Club

See flyer "here"

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Community Blood Drive

Sponsored by St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church

Saturday, January 17, 2015

8:00a to 1:00p

All participating donors will receive a $10 gift card to Walmart

Schedule an appointment and more information click "here"

Detailed Upcoming Events

Detailed Upcoming Events


 For more details for upcoming events see flyer "here"

 Other information:

Hall Rental

Handicap/Elevator Accessible - Seats @128

Call Greg @724-228-1972


To be added to our Address List

Send an email to

Subject Line:   Your name and the words “Upcoming Events”








Spaghetti Dinner 2014

Pancake Breakfast 2014

Church School Hayride

Church School Hayride

Church School Hayride--Oct 19, 2014

5th Annual John "JT" Telesko Golf Outing

5th Annual "JT" Telesco Golf Outing

St. John’s Men’s Club 5th Annual
John “JT” Telesko Memorial Golf Outing

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 – 4 Player Scramble

8:00 AM Registration - 9:00 AM Shotgun Start

Village Green Golf Course

4050 Henderson Road (Rt. 18)
Hickory, PA 15340

Look "here" for information.

"Here" for registration.

Camp Agape 2014

Camp Agape 2014


Junior High and High School Overnight Camping Retreat

Friday Sept 26, 2014 5:00 PM to Saturday Sept 27, 2014 5:00PM

Camp Agape

72 Agape Road
Hickory, PA 15340

 Click "here" for information.

Registration "here".

Code of Conduct "here".

Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale!

Friday August 22-8:00am-4:00pm

Saturday August 23-8:00am-2:00pm

More infomation "here"

Parish Picnic

Parish Picnic

August 23, 2014

Angel's Acres

Everyone is Invited!

Archdiocesan Family Day 2014

Archdiocesan Family Day

Archdiocesan Family Day

August 17, 2014


Fun and Activities for Everyone!

More information "here"

Blood Drive

Donate Blood-Support Life Blood Drive-Sponsored by  

When: Saturday, August 2, 2014 -  8:00 am to 1 pm

Location: St. John Orthodox Church Social Hall

Summer is a critical time for area patients and hospitals.  Blood donations are down but the need for blood products is very high. Please take time out of your busy schedule to help save area lives. Thank you!

Schedule your life saving appointment by contacting Diane Yarosh at 724-743-0231 or log on to , click Make an Appointment and search with group code G0060013

Did you know?

  •         Central Blood Bank provides lifesaving blood and blood products to 40 local hospitals. 
  •         Central Blood Bank needs to register 725 donors every 24 hours to meet the needs of our region’s patients.
  •         There is no substitute for blood.
  •         Every 3 seconds someone in America needs blood.
  •         Each blood donation can save three lives!
Vacation Church School 2014

VBS 2014 - It's the Vacation of a Lifetime!
For students Pre K - 5th grade*
June 24 - 26 
9:30 - Noon
$20 per student
St. John's Church,  601 Boone Avenue
Registration begins May 18, 2014
Please contact Julianna Cario for more information:
*Adult and older student volunteers are needed.
Spread the word and bring a friend.
Children\'s Clothing Sale

Children's Clothing Sale

March 29-30, 2014

See "flyer" for more info


Super Bowl Luncheon

February 2, after Liturgy

Supporting Religious Kits for Orthodox Christian Members of the U.S. Armed Forces

Adults $8.00 

Kids under 12 $4.00

and under 5:  Free

Blood Drive

We are holding a blood drive on Saturday, February 1st, from 8:30 - 1:00 at St. John's Church on Boone Ave. in Canonsburg.  Please consider taking an hour or so of your time to join us in giving your help to those that truly need it.  I believe they will be giving away t-shirts!  As well as those delicious snacks!  You can either contact me at this email, by phone (724-743-0231), or log on to the Central Blood Bank website to schedule an appointment time.  Or you can just stop in - no appointment necessary.

Diane Yarosh

Cereal Breakfast

Cereal Breakfast sponsored by the "O" Club on January 25, 2014 from 9:00a to 11:00a.

Cost:  FREE

Special Archdiocesan Assembly

Special Archdiocesan Assembly

Information about the possible sale of the Archdiocesan property can be found "here".

Christmas Kolbassa Sale

St. John’s Christmas Kolbassa Sale 2013

Don’t forget to order plenty of your favorite type(s) for your Christmas parties and football season get-togethers...  All recipes are great for traditional preparations, for your favorite recipes and even on the grill for winter die-hards.

Office orders are due by Friday December 13.

Other orders due by the end of coffee hour, Sunday December 15.

All proceeds benefit the St. John’s Mens Club Projects.

Holy Supper

Holy Supper

December 15 @ 4p in the Social Hall

Come and enjoy a tradional Christmas Eve Supper Slavic Style

Adults 12 and older - $20.00

Children under 12 - $10.00

Children under 5 - Free

For tickets or questions, contact Matushka Myra or 724.941.5645

Reservations necessary.

See flyer

Toy Resale

Toy Resale

November 29 - 9am to 4pm

November 30 - 9am to 2pm

Any questions, call Kyra @412.833.2935

See "flyer"

St. Nicholas Giving Tree

St. Nicholas Giving Tree

sponsored by the

Junior "O" Club

Help the Junior "O" Club spread the gift of Christmas joy as St. Nicholas has shown us.

Details in the vestibule.

Thanksgiving Baking 2013

Thanksgiving Bake Sale

Saturday, November 23

11:00am to 1:00pm

Featured baked goods:  Nut, Poppy, and Apricot Rolls

Advanced orders taken until Sunday, November 10

Call 724.743.0231 or 724.255.9593



Saturday, October 19, 2013

Archdiocesan Center

5:30p Vespers   6-8p Bonfire

Enjoy food and friendship with fellow Orthodox youth and families.

Hot dogs, beverages and toasted marshmallows will be served

RSVP by Sat, Oct 5 to Helene Emerick at 724.941.4293 or Patty Lear at

Annual Basket Extravaganza

Annual Basket Extravaganza,

Saturday, November 9.

More details to follow.


"Come and See" Open House

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Come and see our newly renovated church entrance, look and see what Orthodoxy offers and ask questions about our faith, icons, services, vestments, and music.  You are welcome to pray with us.

Vespers: Saturday Evening--6:00p

Eucharist: Sunday Morning--9:30a

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast 2013

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

October 12h – 8 am to 12 Noon

Pancakes-Scrambled Eggs-Sausage-Potatoes-Beverage

             Adults $8 – Children 6 to12 $4 – Children 5 and under Free

Springhouse Hayride

Springhouse Hayride

Sunday, October 6


Cost:  $9 with pumpkin/$7 without pumpkin

The Church School intends to sponsor the entire cost for students.

Camp Agape

October 25 -26  St. John's Junior High and High School Camping Retreat
Camp Agape
72 Agape Road
Hickory, PA 15340
Jr's Carwash

Annual Jr "O" Club Carwash

August 11, 2013


Krispy Cream, Washington, PA

Information "here"

St. John Annual Blood Drive

St. John Annual Blood Drive

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Church Social Hall

Contact Diane Yarosh for an appointment--724.743.0231

More Information "here"

4th Annual JT Telesko Golf Outing - Sept 7th

The cost for the event will be $80.00 per player and $50 for juniors 16 years of age or younger.  The outing will be held on Saturday, September 7th at Village Green Golf Course in Hickory, PA.  In addition to a large number of prizes again this year, the entry fee includes: golf, cart fee, burgers and kolbassa at the turn, other snacks and beverages (including draft beer) and catered dinner after play. 

Click here for a flyer to forward to friends.  Deadline is August 25th!  Shotgun start @ 9:00am

Bishop Melchisedek to visit Canonsburg--April 21

Again we want to extend a warm welcome to

His Grace, Melchisedek,

Bishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

April 21, 2013

Paschal Schedule 2013


Click "here" for the complete Paschal schedule.

Click "here" for the Paschal Procession Responsilbilities.

Cheesefare Dinner 2013

Cheesefare Dinner

March 17, 2013 following Liturgy

Proceeds to help offset expenses for this year's

FOCA Basketball Tournament in Canonsburg

Click "here" for more infomation

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

March 17, 2013


St John the Baptist Church Clothing Apparel

Order Your Church T-shirts, Polo shirts, and Sweatshirts

with the church logo on it.

You can wear it at local, diocesan, and national(eg. upcoming BB tournament) events.

Click "here" for more samples, information and order form.

Meatfare Dinner 2013

The Ladies' Altar Society will be holding its annual Meatfare Dinner on Sunday,

March 10th. 

We are asking for donations of covered dishes or money (used to help defray costs). 


Here are a few suggestions for covered dishes:


  • Pasta with Sauce (Spaghetti, Rigatoni, etc.)
  • Meatballs
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Cold Pasta Salad
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Desserts
  • Fruit (grapes, etc.)


Please contact me with your donation preference, either via email or see me at Coffee Hour.

Mary Ann Zupancic

Ladies' Altar Society

2013 Easter Bake Sale

Easter Bake Sale

Saturday March 30, 2013


Featuring many of your favorite Easter baked goods!

All orders for Easter and Pascha will be ready for the March 30th bake sale.  We will not be baking paskas at a later date for Pascha.

Click "here" for more information.

Spring Clothing Sale 2013

Children's Spring Clothing Sale

April 5-6, 2013

See flyer by clicking "here"

FOCA National Basketball Tournament

The 2013 National FOCA Basketball Tournament is coming to

Canonsburg this year.  Please plan to attend this national gathering May 17-19.  Your help is needed!!!

Click here to see what you can do and here to go to the Program Ad Form.

Youth Bowling Party

All Archdiocesan youth and their families are invited to a bowling party on

Sunday, February 17 2013

Mt. Lebanon Lanes (1601 Washington Rd, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228)


Cost is $17 per person

RSVP by Sunday February 3 to Helene Emerick at 724.941.4293 or Elizabeth Goehring at 

Ice Skating at PPG Rink

All Archdiocesan youth and their families are invited to go ice skating at PPG Rink on

Sunday, January 27, 2013 3pm-5:30pm

Cost is $15 per person

RSVP by Sunday January 20 to Elizabeth Goehring at 412.369.7098 or

Cereal Breakfast

Saturday Morning Cereal Breakfast

January 19, 2013


Sponsored by our local FOCA

It's Free!!

Bishop Melchisedek to visit parish in Canonsburg

Melchisedek, Bishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania,

will visit our parish on

  Sunday, December 9, 2012

Be sure to greet and welcome His Grace to Canonsburg.

Christmas 2012 Kolbassa Sale

Christmas Kolbassa Sale

Again the Men's Club of St. John's is making your favorite fresh kolbassa.
Hot Sausage
All orders must be placed by the end of coffee hour on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012
Pick up is Saturday, Dec. 15th from 9:00am to 12:00 noon
in the Fellowship Hall
Orders can be placed with any Men's Club member or with
Bob Coulter(412.303.5592) or David Stockman(412.401.3366)
e-mail orders to
Make all checks payable to St. John's Men's Club
Click "here" for more information and order form.
3rd Annual Holiday Basket Extravaganza

Mark your calendars for our 3rd annual

 Holiday Basket Extravaganza

on Saturday, November 10th.  The proceeds from this fun event will benefit our

Growth and Development Fund.

Invite your family and friends. The cost is $20.00 which includes lunch and ten chances to win a basket.


See Julianna Cario for more information on how to do this.  She can also help with theme ideas.

Bring your unwrapped items to church any time between October 7th and November 4th.  If you have any questions or would like to help, see Matushka Annice.


Vespers/General Confession - 5:00 p.m.

Bonfire - 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Hot dogs, s'mores and  hot chocolate

Sleepover - 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Popcorn and movies

There will be some straw bales around the bonfire.  However, you may still want to bring a chair or a blanket just in case.

Remember to bring a towel, wash cloth, toothbrush/paste and church clothes.
Spaghetti Dinner

Christmas Stocking Project

Spaghetti Dinner

after Liturgy

October 28, 2012

Click "here" for more information
Church School Hayride

The Church School is having its annual Hayride at the SpringHouse on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00.
It includes a hayride, fun in the pumpkin patch, and time at the other activities. Sunday School will pay for the students and teachers, but all are welcome. The cost is $9.00 with a pumpkin and $6.00 without a pumpkin. Sign up sheets will be in the vestibule. If we have at least 25 people, the SpringHouse will include a free ice cream cone for everyone.
JT Memorial Golf Outing


St. John’s Men’s Club 3rd Annual

 John "JT" Telesko Memorial Golf Outing

 September 29, 2012  9:00am

   Greens Fee, Cart, Lunch, Steak Dinner, Snacks, Beverages & Great Prizes

(Foursomes, Singles, Men, Ladies, Juniors – All are Welcome)

For more information "click here"

\'Tea for Tikhon\'s\

"Tea for Tikhon's"--sponsored by the local "O" club in Canonsburg.  Proceeds go to the FOCA Pittsburgh District for the St. Tikhon's Married Seminarian Project.  For more information on the project "click here".

Menu includes--Sandwiches, Salads, Desserts, and Beverages


          Kids 5 - 12 --$2.00

          Under 5-- Free

When--September 9, 2012 following Liturgy              

Women\'s Bible Study Group

Our Women's Bible Study Group has selected "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" which is available at Barnes & Noble ($10.98 paperback, $9.99 Nook). 

...a short synopsis
The life of a woman today isn’t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to set at the Lord’s feet...but the daily demands of a busy world just won’t leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him...yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.

Then comes Jesus, into the midst of your busy life, to extend the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters from Bethany. Tenderly, he invites you to choose ’’the better part’’--a joyful life of intimacy with Him that flows naturally into loving service.

With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story, Joanna Weaver shows how all of us--Marys and Marthas alike--can draw closer to our Lord: deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.  Paperback, 241 pages.

If you are interested in joining in the discussion or just reading and listening, please join us on the folowing Sundays after Liturgy.  Grab a cup of coffee at coffee hour and bring it on over to the parish house.   The schedule, til January at least, is: 9/9, 10/14, 11/18, 12/9, and 1/14.

In Progress

Archdiocesan Family Day

Sunday August 19, 2012--3:30 until ???

Diocesan Center, 8614 Peters Rd, Cranberry Township, PA

Click "here" for more information

"225" Club Dinner/Dance

"225" Club Dinner/Dance
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Silent Auction(Sports Memorabilia/Travel/Golf/Gift Cards)

Chinese Auction and Many Other Games of Chance

Julian's Banquet Hall--Washington, PA--6:00 PM

Cash Bar--DJ


Bring your family and friends.  It's a fun night!!!

Click "here" for more information.
Click "here" for letter and donation receipt.
Orthodox Church School Workshop

Orthodox Church School Directors and Teachers Workshop
Orthodox Church School Directors and Teachers Workshop

                       Saturday, August 11, 2012


                    Click "here" and "here"

                      for more information.
Orthodox Christian Mission Center

On Sunday, August 5, 2012, we will have a chance to meet Nathan and Gabriella Hoppe, who serve with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) as missionaries in Albania.  Nathan will give a message during the service, and he and Gabriella will make a brief presentation about their work during coffee hour.  For more information on their mission go to:  

Please welcome Nathan, Gabriella, Tristan(14), Katherine(12), and Daniel(3) to our church.

Church Picnic

Our annual church picnic will again be at Angel's Acres on August 26, 2012.

More information will follow soon.

Canonsburg 4th of July Parade

Help wanted for the parade route!!! 

Twenty-four people are needed!!!

See Kip,David,or Bob and volunteer.

Vacation Church School

June 26-28 "Daniel's Courage in Captivity"

June 29-Swimming at Angel's Acres after Liturgy.

Forty Day Liturgies

Forty Day Liturgies

June 22, 2012---Canonsburg
Summer Church Camps

Summer is just around the corner!  Plan ahead and have your children attend an Orthodox Summer Camp and meet other Orthodox youth.  Check out the following links for a wonderful opportunity for your kids.

Antiochian Village near Ligonier, PA
Camp Nazareth in Mercer County, PA
St. Tikhon's Summer Camp in South Canaan, PA

Phase ll Capital Campaign Weekend Update 4.28.12

Total Committed = $227,770.00 Total Paid = $64,895

Special thank you to Kip & Diane Yarosh for sponsoring the NEW Handicap Accessible Entrance Ramp, naming in memory of the deceased members of the Yarosh and Petrisin families.

Phase ll Capital Campaign Weekend Update 4.06.12

Phase ll Capital Campaign Weekend Update 3.31.12

Paschal Schedule 2012

Holy Week/Paschal Service Schedule available.  Click "here"

2012 Paschal Processional Schedule

Click "here" for the 2012 Good Friday/Paschal Procession Responsibilities.

Spring Cleaning

It's time to clean the church.  You can pick your chore from the sheet on the bulletin

board in the vestibule and complete it when you can beginning
Monday April 2, 2012.          

Chandelier Cleaning

Chandelier Cleaning

Monday, April 2, 5:00pm 

As always, the more help available, the faster and easier it is for everyone.
Men\'s Club Kolbassi Sale

Help is needed to make kolbassi again on April 3, 4, 5.

Contact Kevin Reck or David Stockman and get your orders in.
Thanks to everyone who helped!!!
Flowers for Pascha

Order your flowers for Pascha by April 8, 2012

They will be placed around the grave and can be taken home

after Liturgy on Pascha

Lilies(6-8 blooms)--$8.00

Mums(6" pot-5 plants--$8.00

Hydrangeas(4 blooms-8"pot)--$14.00

Shhhh - Prayer Pal Surprise

Pascha 2011
Pascha 2011
Pascha 2011
You are invited to honor your Prayer Pal along with your church this Lenten season.
Thanks to a "matching" anonymous donor if you make a donation up to $25 to our "Illuminating the Future" Campaign then...
Your $25 donation becomes a $50 gift
Your $20 donation become a $40 gift
Your $15 donation becomes a $30 gift
Your $10 donation becomes a $20 gift
Your $5 donation becomes a $10 gift

Last year, $2150.00 was raised honoring Prayer Pals.  What a delightful way to express our love and commitment to our growing parish!  Those who participate will receive a chocolate egg elegantly wrapped to present to their Prayer Pal on Easter along with a notecard indicating that a donation was made by you to the Capital Campaign.  You can pick up your egg in the vestibule in the coming weeks.  Please remember to use your green envelope provided in last month's Prophet.
  Deadline April 1st.   Thank you!

Phase ll Capital Campaign Weekend Update 3.11.12

Click here for photos of maintenance concerns and new "Why It Matters" testimonials.

  $4000.00 in monthly pledge commitments by April 30th to proceed with Phase ll.

How much have we received?

$1377.00 received in monthly pledge commitments from 24 donors/families

How much do we still need?

$2,623.00 in monthly pledges

Won't you please act now and help us to reach our goal?

There are also (4) $25,000 Naming Opportunities still available.

Thank you to Shirley Brookman for sponsoring the Candle Room/Office in memory of her husband, Bill.

Thank you to Dr. John & Eva Chupinsky for sponsoring the Library.
2012 Pascha Bake Sale

Ladies Altar Society Pascha Bake Sale

Saturday, April 7


Advanced orders taken until Sunday, March 25, 2012

For more information click "here"

Church School Luminary Project

Church School Luminary Project

Remember your loved ones at Pascha

For more information click "here"

Children\'s Clothing Sale

Children's Clothing Sale Help Needed!!!

March 30 and 31

       Your Help was very much               appreciated!!!       
Church School Annunciation Tea - This Saturday

How Can We Serve God?

signing by

Elizabeth Crispina Johnson

Author of

And Then Nicholas Sang and What Do You Hear, Angel?

Special Guest:

Yvonne Doncic, from THEOS

"Using Our Gifts to Serve God"

1:00 PM
RSVP to Matushka Pam Onest


Junior "O" Club March Madness

The Juniors are selling chances for the upcoming NCAA March Madness Basketball tournaments.  The cost is $10.00 per chip.  The winner will receive $200 and contestants with the final four teams will each win $10.00.

The proceeds will hep to defray some of the costs for the upcoming National FOCA Basketball Tournament in New Jersey in May 2012.  we have 2 teans participating this year.  Thank you for your continued support of the Juniors!

Any questions? See David Schenken, Junior "O" Club Fundraiser Chairman


Prayer Pals

Would you like to be included with our Lenten Prayer Pals?
See a member of our Junior "O" Club to sign your own name onto a Prayer Pal slip on Sunday.  Prayer Pals will be drawn tomorrow on Forgiveness Sunday.  Remember if you put your name in you'll need to pick a name and that person will become your Prayer Pal whom you'll pray secretly for during Lent. 


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