Community Outreach

Next Community Outreach meeting: Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 pm

John B. Cary Elementary Supply Drive

The Community Outreach Ministry is once again sponsoring a teacher supply drive to benefit John B. Cary Elementary school teachers as well as our own parishioner teachers. Look for the "apple tree" display in the church foyer beginning August 25 to select an apple or two with items you wish to donate and return by September 15. Thank you in advance for your generous support of this outreach.

Community Outreach Ministry Vision

To grow closer to the broader Richmond community through acts of service as a Cathedral family and, by this, unite ourselves to Christ.

To achieve this Vision, we will:

  • Help build awareness of existing outreach activities at the Cathedral
  • Be a resource to facilitate involvement and participation of Cathedral parishioners in outreach activities
  • Serve as a sounding board for expanding the scope of volunteer outreach
  • Sponsor community-wide activities (outside existing organizations) targeted for the local community
  • Coordinate Cathedral response to national & international crisis/emergencies

Community Outreach Ministry Members:

Jim Katsaros, Chair / Parish Council Liaison

Tom Kazas, Co-Chair / Communications Director

Father Nicholas Bacalis, Sponsor / Inspiration

Key Ministry Champions:

Calypso Bletsos, College Student Ministry

John Bletsos, Companionship Ministry

Ruth Catherines, Philoptochos Liaison / Sts Cosmos & Damianos House

Mark Chronis, IOCC Liaison: Emergency Supply Drives & Tennis Tournament / Fisher Guest House Meals

Gina Guinn, FeedMore / Food Drives

Elaine Hall, Clothing Supply Drives

Nikki Katsaros, ICU Comfort Kits

Patsy Kowal, Habitat for Humanity Programs

Beth Ann Lucas, Elementary School Ministries / Micah Initiative

Greg Silvestri, Reinhart House Guest Meals / FeedMore & Food Drives

Martha Sotos, Medical Services Ministry

Dean Tiggas, Youth Liaison


If you would like more information contact the cathedral office.