St. George The Great Martyr and Trophy Bearer Romanian Orthodox Church
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America
144 30th St. N.W., Canton, Ohio 44709
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Welcome to St. George Romanian Orthodox Church.  Our Parish Council strives to make faith-based decisions regarding the upkeep of our wonderful Church Home.  If you need to reach any council member, please call the Parish office at 330-492-4592.

2017 Parish Council

Parish Priest - Rev. Fr. Ionel Satnoianu

President - Laura Sarclar

Vice President - Wendy Cheatham

Secretary - Daniela Archer

Treasurer - Bill Cutshall

Councilman - Silviu Sandru

Councilman - Liviu Bogdan

Councilwoman - Barbara Stelea

Council Updates

Council Update (taken from latest bulletin)


Father Ionel opened the meeting with a prayer and then thanked everyone for working so hard to make the transition and move as smooth as possible.  He knows that it was difficult for the parish not having him living in Canton for a month, but he is excited that the move has finally happened and he can now concentrate on his duties as parish priest. 


He looks forward to getting to know everyone, but realizes that it will take some time and he has asked that everyone be patient with him and his family.  He reported that he visited a family that has been ill and hopes to begin reaching out to others that would like a visit.  Please feel free to call the office to set up a home visit or to schedule confessions.  Father Ionel said he hopes that a permanent schedule will be in place soon, but until that time to please make appointments by calling the office or talking directly with him.


Thank you to Liviu Bogdan for letting us use his box truck to move Father Ionel and his family from Cleveland.   Liviu also helped hook up the washer and helped move appliances.  Liviu has a wonderful attitude and is the first one to volunteer for many jobs that need completed at the church.  We appreciate his generosity and thoughtfulness.  May God Bess You and Your Family.  


Treasurer/Auditors:  We have included your statements in this bulletin and we hope everyone will access your donations for the first half of the year.  Please look over the statements to make sure we have not made any errors and please let us know if you find any mistakes.  Remember we are all volunteers and take our positions on council very seriously, but we are also human and if we made a mistake, please be kind when addressing the issue.


Ladies Auxiliary:

We would like to thank Wendy and the Ladies' Auxiliary for working so hard to get the house ready for Father Ionel and his family.  It really looks amazing. 


We are also very fortunate to have had Jim and Michael,  our Community Workers, who put in the new laminate floor.  They worked very hard and had to work with obstacles such as finding the correct tools!  It was a slower process than hiring a company, but we did not have to pay for labor.  They were awesome and worked for food and bus passes! 


Sunday School:

Daniela Archer and Laura Pralea will be sharing the role of director for the upcoming year.  We are so grateful that these two teachers have come forward to make sure our children learn about our beautiful Orthodox Religion.  You have an important position in the parish and we are grateful for your dedication.