St. Michael International Cookbook Project

We hope everyone is doing well through this pandemic and finding comfort in Faith, Family, Friends and Food!! Speaking of food… the Women of the Church started thinking about its next project. We are very excited about this and hope you will be, too…

Our parish is very fortunate to have the BEST cooks, bakers and chefs around and we would like them to share their recipes and memories about them in a St. Michael International Cookbook. Everyone can contribute, young and old, men/women/children, amateur cooks and kitchen veterans! Our plan is to have our cookbook ready this fall, preceding the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

There are lots of categories to which you can contribute, with some dishes falling into more than one category. Feel free to submit as many recipes as you like. Remember that variety is the spice of life! Please also let us know if there is a dish you would like included, but do not make yourself.

Perhaps consider including a memory about your recipe(s) if you have any (for example, making it with your grandmother or your children). Sharing artwork or photos would also be welcome. Consider this a love letter to our heritage, our families, and our experiences. Your memories and comments will make that possible. We can help you with the process if you need it.

Categories for your submissions are:

  • Religious – example: Holy Bread; Memorial Wheat (Koliva)
  • Appetizers
  • Soups/Salads
  • Main Dishes
  • Side Dishes
  • Lenten Dishes
  • Kids’ Corner
  • Pastries/Desserts
  • Breakfast

Please, download the Recipe form, complete the form on your computer (without printing) and sent back to us with your recipe and information. This will minimize having to re-type and will help with editing formats. You can just email your recipe as well. If you have any questions or need some assistance, please contact us.
The deadline to submit the completed form is the end of summer.

With much love and thanks to you all,
Your Cookbook committee:
Linda Davis, Elaine Burke, Soraya Bandeli

Thanks to Our St Michael’s Outreach Angels

Thanks to our outreach angels, St Michael was able to donate 90 reusable face masks to the staff and residents of Cataumet Village homeless shelter for families. We were able to turn out these masks in a record 10 days from call to action, to donation of supplies, to actual production.

God bless our Angels and thanks to all who made this such a successful project. The staff and residents of Cataumet are beyond grateful for all your hard work and dedication. Below are pictures of the staff from Cataumet with the food donation that Kh. Alyssa has been having delivered and with our masks for all residents and staff.

St. Michael Pascha Card 2020

The proceeds of this year’s Pascha card will be going to St. Michael’s Narthex Project.
We thank you for your continued generosity.
Please fill out the form below and return by April 5, 2020. Please include your name on the St. Michael the Archangel Pascha Card.

Pascha Card 2020 order form

POSTPONED! Fish Feast – March 22, 2020

Unfortunately, Zoe House Luncheon on March 22 is postponed (date to be determined).

Join us on Sunday, March 22 after Liturgy to support ZOE House, a pan-Orthodox crisis pregnancy center!

For reservations, please contact Kh. Alyssa, or 508-873-9199.

If you are unable to attend the Fish Feast, ZOE House still needs your support! Please send your donation to:
St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, 62 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635
Please make checks out to St. Michael with ZOE House in the memo.

Fish Feast 2020 flyer

School Vacation Lunch Boxes 2020

For families whose children receive free breakfast and lunch at school, school vacations are an additional hardship for struggling families. We will be packing and delivering a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch foods for the school‐aged children at the Village at Cataumet on Sunday, February 16.

Additionally, we will be providing lunch for all of the residents at the Village at Cataumet on Wednesday, February 19. Please speak to Kh. Alyssa if you are able to help shop for the food, assist with the packing and delivery on Sunday 2/16, and/or attend the lunch at the Village on Wednesday 2/19.

Scarves for Homeless 2020

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, kids were TYING SCARVES along Main Street in Hyannis to spread warmth to the homeless in that area.

Winter 2020 Clothing Drive

Throughout the month of January, we will be collecting items to be donated to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Now is a great time to clean out those closets and dressers and share your gently used items with those in need! Please see the list below for suggestions, and thank you for your time and generosity!


We accept any kind of jewelry and it is one of the top-selling items at our Second Glance Thrift Boutique. All proceeds from the sale are used to support The Family Pantry of Cape Cod.


We accept the following clothing items in good/clean condition: Sizes infant through adult for both men and women. We also accept handbags and shoes. Shoes should be in very good condition.

Household Items

We accept gently used linens, blankets, and towels. We also accept household items such as vases, artwork, small working appliances (nothing bigger than a bread box) and knick-knacks.

Items will be delivered to The Family Pantry of Cape Cod on Saturday, February 22. Please speak to Kh. Alyssa if you are able to help with the delivery!

Once again we will be TYING SCARVES along Main Street in Hyannis to spread warmth to the homeless in that area. Join us after coffee hour on Sunday, January 26 for this act of love and kindness.

Delivery Pictures

Christmas Outreach 2019

CALLING ALL COOKIE BAKERS!!! We will be delivering 50 Christmas meals to Faith Family Kitchen this December, and we will be including a tin of homemade cookies with each meal. If you are interested in baking a batch or two of cookies, please speak to Kh. Alyssa. We will be packing the cookies on Sunday, December 15 during coffee hour and delivering the meals to Hyannis on Friday, December 20. Thank you!!!

We have once again adopted a family through Cape Cod’s Christmas Wishes program! We will be collecting money through the end of December to help pay for the gifts that have been purchased. Thank you for bringing joy this Christmas to a struggling family!
Family Description: This is a single mom with 3 children. This has been an extremely tough year for this family. Mom’s ex-boyfriend is now incarcerated after physical abuse to the children and mom. The children are traumatized and currently are in counseling. Mom had to quit her job and focus on the well-being of the children. The closest relative lives out of state so they are on their own to get through this horrible ordeal. Mom is determined to keep the family together and to heal all the children. Odin, male, any clothes 18-24 mos. Penelope, 9 female. Likes pink & purple and likes to be “girlie and sparkle” leggings, size 16, any kind of tops size 16. Loves Unicorns, fairies, Pokemon and Star Wars. Laurelyn, 12 female. In need of sweaters XL, Leggings XL, PJ’s XL. Likes neutral colors like blue, green, black, grey. Like Pokemon, Star Wars. Mom, Colleen would like a gift card to Target for household items and maybe to buy some surprises for the children.

Thanksgiving Meals 2019 – Thank You and Photos

Thank you to everyone who made it possible for us to deliver Thanksgiving meals to FIFTY families this past week by your donations of money, food, and time. These bountiful meals are tremendously appreciated and needed by the families who received them. Thank you for providing this blessing to our struggling neighbors!

Thanksgiving Meals 2019

The number of families on the Cape who are hungry and suffering from food insecurity is increasing, and we have been given the opportunity to provide 50 Thanksgiving meals to such families this November. You can help by

  1. speaking to Kh. Alyssa about specific items you can purchase,
  2. give a monetary donation, and/or
  3. help deliver the meals to Faith Family Kitchen on Friday, November 22.

Thanks be to God for the blessings He gives us so that we may share with His children in need!