St. Helen Philoptochos Society Saints Constantine and Helen

Greek Orthodox Church

Cardiff by the Sea, California

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Please attend this year’s Agape virtual Celebration, “United in Peace and Love,” a ministry sponsored by our San Francisco Metropolis Philoptochos, and support the wonderful work that our Metropolis president, Jeannie Ranglas, and her team do to help so many children and their families who are afflicted with cancer.  This year’s event will be on Sunday, April 11th, at 2:00 p.m., and promises to be a meaningful presentation of testimonials and entertainment.  Click here for more information. Please support this most important and worthy cause.

Our Spring Project, co-chaired by Kristy Laliotis and Laure Bemis, has commenced with a collection drive of some basic items to help the homeless of San Diego County.  We ask all our parishioners to, please, help us reach our goal of providing 200 drawstring bags filled with a few significant items to help people cope with daily living needs.  Your donations may be dropped off to a Philoptochos Board member, outside the C. G. Pappas Hall, on Sundays, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  The drive will continue through Bright Week (the week after Easter Sunday) with the final drop-off date of May 9th.  Thank you for your help with this important endeavor to support those in critical need, without permanent shelter.

Click here for backpacks.    Click here for water bottles.

Click here for the full flyer.

If you would like to donate lilies for the Anastasi, in memory or in honor of loved ones, please complete the form in the Bulletin that is sent via email, or use the Donate button o this page AND send us an email to listing the names of those who you are donating In Memory or and/or those you are donating In Honor of.  Carolyn Koumaras is, again this year, making a lovely slide show of recognition that will be posted on our web-site on Easter Sunday.


April 11 - Camp Agape Fundraiser (see information at the top of the page)


Board Elections on May 15th

THANK YOU to all those who attended our membership event on January 30th!  If you missed the event and would still like to become a member, you may still do so.  Just click on the Donate button above, or send a check with payable to "Saint Helen Philoptochos" to the church office.  Please write "2021 Membership Dues" in the memo portion of the check.  

Membership Meeting:  Introductions

Membership Meeting:  In the Kitchen with Patty

Membership Meeting:  Financials/Budget

Membership Meeting:  Mindfulness with Kristy

Philoptochos, one of the largest women’s charitable organizations in the US, is the heart of the Greek Orthodox Church and has a major impact within our Parish, our local community, our country and the world. Philoptochos is philanthropy, fellowship and faith put into action. We strive to live the message of Saint James that faith, without good works, is dead.

This chapter, Saint Helen Philoptochosm was established in 1979 and consists of women in the Parish whose main objectives are of a charitable and philanthropic nature. Men participate as associate members.  At its founding the concept of Circles was introduced by Father Theodore Phillips. Each member is requested to join one of the three Circles. Through our three circles, various activities and programs, we provide a wide range of services. 

Who we are ...

Our mission is to help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, and to undertake the burial of impoverished persons, and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts.  We are also committed to preserving and protecting the Orthodox Christian Faith and helping the Church.

We are striving to increase our involvement in social/moral issues such as human trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, pornography, substance abuse, and the needs of aged. Of course, we continue to serve our individual Parishes first but strive to extend to our local and global communities.

What we do ...

  • Children’s Medical Fund

  • General Medical Fund

  • Cancer Fund

  • Autism Assistance Fund

  • Emergency Fund

  • Social Service Fund


  • OCF

  • OCMC

  • Support a Mission Priest

  • Saint Photios Shrine

Who we help ...

  • Feeding San Diego

  • Vista Boys and Girls Club

  • ALPHA Project

  • Elizabeth Hospice

  • Trafficking House

  • Camp Agape (Ramona), a Kids n Cancer Ministry

  • Hellenic College Holy Cross College (Scholarships and Operational Expenses)

  • Support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

  • Presvyteres Benevolent Fund, retired Clergy, & widowed Presvyteres Funds

  • Aid to the People of Greece/Cyprus

  • Saint Basil Academy

  • IOCC - International Orthodox Christian Charities

Saint Helen Philoptochos President

Connie Fellios


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