Special Olympics Held at St. Michael's Center in Jermyn, Pennsylvania - 09/10/17

On Sunday afternoon, September 10th, the Special Olympics were greeted with sunny and warm weather at St. Michael's Center, in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, which was the setting for the Special Olympics Boccie Ball Tournament. St. Michael's Church has embraced the this special most-worthy organization as an integral part of the outreach ministry of our Church and has included them as part of the spiritual family at St. Michael's.

St. Michael's Orthodox Church has opened its heart and sprawling property for the Special Olympics to have an opportunity to practice and challenge the many players in exercise and skill in the Boccie Ball Sport.

Fr. John had the opportunity to bless the food prepared by St. Michael's Center and to present medals to the many winners.

Fr. John stated: "To be with these special children and young adults was one of the highlights of my pastoral ministry, to say the Lord's Prayer together, sit and enjoy the food with them and present medals and see the joy they had, and the love reflected in their faces, will always remain with me. God Bless our Special Olympians."