Youth Catechetical (Sunday) School

Bill Porter and Eleni Porter, Coordinators

(Please click here for the 2016-2017 Catechetical (Sunday) School registration form. Please fill out one per child and bring with you on the first day of class. You may also email a copy to beporter1@verizon.net.)

MISSION: In the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Colossians, the Church’s mission is to . . . “present everyone as fully mature in virtue of their union with Christ” (Colossians 1:28). To encourage and develop this enduring and personal communion with the Holy Trinity, we need to; be invested in worship in the Divine Liturgy, honor the Church’s Holy Traditions, and grow in our knowledge and practice of the Holy Scriptures. These are the keys to our growth in grace. 

OBJECTIVES: To provide foundational and practical Orthodox Christian Education from pre-school age children through mature adult. This is to be accomplished by:

  1. Providing separate age group classes with age appropriate and age relevant curriculum.
  2. Providing students with a comprehensive, working knowledge of Orthodox beliefs and practices.
  3. Tailoring teaching to answer questions and assist students in facing real world challenges to their faith.
  4. Providing students with the spiritual and moral foundations to address their varied and complex spiritual, intellectual, psychological and emotional needs.
  5. Fostering and developing mature and committed Orthodox Christians with an Orthodox world view.

GUIDELINES:

• All classes will begin at 9:00 am and dismiss at 10:00 am
• All students and parents are encouraged to attend the Divine Liturgy together.
• Students and parents are encouraged to be involved in special events sponsored through the Sunday school program (i.e. Christmas Pageant, Oratorical Festival, etc.).

CATECHETICAL (SUNDAY) SCHOOL
          2016-2017 SCHEDULE

04-Sep

11:00am

Registration during Coffee Hour

11-Sep

9:00am

Prayer with Fr. Costa in Meletis Charuhas Hall
  followed by Open House and Registration

18-Sep

9:00am

First Day of Classes

25-Sep

9:00am
10:00am

Class
Youth Church Duty (Zoe Gould, Captain)


02-Oct

9:00am

Class

09-Oct

- - -

NO CLASS (Church Festival)

16-Oct

9:00am

Class

23-Oct

9:00am
10:00am

Class
Youth Church Duty (GOYA Captain)

30-Oct

9:00am

Class

06-Nov

9:00am

Class

13-Nov

9:00am

Class

20-Nov

9:00am
10:00am

Class
Youth Church Duty (Sunday School Captain)

27-Nov

9:00am

NO CLASS (Happy Thanksgiving)


04-Dec  

9:00am

Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal

11-Dec

9:00am
11:00am

Class
Christmas Pageant

18-Dec

9:00am
10:00am

Class
Youth Church Duty (GOYA Captain)

25-Dec

- - - -

NO CLASS (Merry Christmas!)


01-Jan

- - - -

NO CLASS (Happy New Year!)

8-Jan  

9:00am

Class

15-Jan

9:00am
10:00am

Class
Youth Church Duty (Sunday School Captain)

22-Jan

9:00am

Class

29-Jan

9:00am

Class


05-Feb

9:00am

Godparents' Sunday
Class

12-Feb

9:00am
10:00am

Class
Youth Church Duty (GOYA Captain)
VBC Registration Begins

19-Feb

9:00am

Class
Jeopardy Game | OCMC Coin Boxes

26-Feb

9:00a

Class
Jeopardy Game | OCMC Coin Boxes


05-Mar

9:00am

Sunday of Orthodoxy
Class
Students bring icons

12-Mar

9:00am

Class
Youth Duty Sunday (Sunday School Captain)

19-Mar

9:00am

Class

26-Mar

9:00am

Class


02-Apr

9:00am

Class

08-Apr

10:30am

Saturday of Lazarus
Divine Liturgy
BYOLL (Bring Your Own Lenten Lunch)
Fold palms into crosses

09-Apr

_ _ _

NO CLASS (Palm Sunday)

16-Apr

_ _ _

NO CLASS (Pascha)

23 Apr

9:00am
10:00am

Class
Youth Church Duty (GOYA Captain)

30-Apr

9:00am

Class


07-May

9:00am

Class

14-May

9:00am
10:00am

Class
Youth Church Duty (Sunday School Captain)

21-May

9:00am

Class
Commencement following Liturgy