Our Ministries

As St. James tells us, faith without works is dead. Here are some of the ways our community shows our faith through our works.

College Campus Ministry

We transform the lives of college students by guiding them along the path to Jesus Christ through His Church. Our focus is with the higher education institutions in the Western MA area. Our parish priest along with other area clergy coordinate regular meetings at UMass Amherst, which include faith discussions, social activities, and fellowship.

GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America)

GOYA is an extension of the Sunday School program specifically for teens. Our youth volunteer, engage in community activities, make friendships, and express their faith while developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church.

JOY (Junior Orthodox Youth of America)

JOY is an extension of the Sunday School program designed to help elementary school age children learn about their Orthodox faith, promote friendships, and grow in positive ways so as to strengthen the relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Church.

Loves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes shares God's love by making and distributing food to organizations who provide for the needy. We meet to prepare and deliver 150 lunches several times a week. The funding for this outreach comes primarily from the generous donations of our parishioners.

Philoptochos “Evangelismos” Chapter

Members of Philoptochos help the church and assist those in our community in great need. We are the philanthropic arm of the parish, giving thousands of dollars each year to those in need locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our mission is to promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach; to preserve the sanctity of life and family; and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions. See the Philoptochos pages for more information on their work and how you can get involved.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Warmth that comforts body and soul! Giving love through knitting — offering hope, comfort, encouragement, and a tangible reminder of God’s care and love to those in need. We knit and crochet shawls and scarves to be given to those in need of comfort and hope. We also make baby blankets to be distributed at 40-day blessings.

Prison Ministry

The St. George Prison Ministry was recently established in 2022. Our mission is to provide spiritual support to men and woman who are incarcerated within the United States. The prison ministry has expanded to serve inmates on a local level as well. There are several levels of involvement possible: writing Christmas and Easter greeting cards, pen-pal correspondence, supporting the local Sheriff’s department, and visiting inmates at the three local jails. The level of involvement is up to you.