Philoptochos Society of Saint Katherine

The Mission of the Ladies Philoptochos Society

  • to aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick,  the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widow, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of the impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who my need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and


  • to promote the charitable, benevolent and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;


  • to preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;


  • to promote the participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The local chapter was organized on April 29, 1975. The Ladies Philoptochos Society has been since the first day of its inception the right hand of Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church.  The ladies countless hours of service and dedication to their cause as well as its financial help to their church through their bake sales and fundraisers are an inspiration to all.


Vanna Rickard

Vice President
Elaine Husayko

2nd Vice President
Maria Brewster

Despina Echevarria

Assistant Treasurer
Christine Balba

Recording Secretary
Evangeline Whitehead

Corresponding Secretary
Trish Loso

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