Philoptochos Societies are an important part of Greek Orthodox Parishes everywhere. The word Philoptochos means "friend of the poor". Who are the poor? Those who are poor in financial and material resources, and also those who are poor in spirit, health, companionship, emotional stability and whatever is needed to lead a fulfilling life.
Philoptochos is the largest organization of Greek Orthodox women, supports many charities while spiritually enriching its members through their participation in its work. The benevolent works of Philoptochos are a continuation of Christ's ministry on earth. Through our participation in Saint Katherine's programs we can return to God a portion of the time, talents and resources with which He has gifted us.
The officers of the 2017 Philoptochos are:
- Sophia Stathos, President
- Kia Balalis, Vice President
- Diana Bueche, Treasurer
- Mirielle Ruppe, Corresponding Secretary
- Diane Petersen, Recording Secretary
Please contact one of the leaders above or email us for more information about becoming a member.