Youth Catechetical (Sunday) School
Christina Vazquez, Coordinator
Please register for the 2021-2022 Sunday School year by clicking on this link--https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSwfR3bqLQ1WDvBqEJHhUuKjpAnhvWbcofJWeaw3GClom2cA/viewform?usp=sf_link.
Classes will begin on Sunday, September 19.
The Saint Katherine Sunday School is seeking the help of a few more individuals who are willing to teach. If you are willing to work with students and share your love of our faith, please reach out. You will be provided with teaching materials. Please reach out to Christina Vazquez for more information. Thank you.
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Due to COVID restriction our 2020-2021 Catechetical (Sunday School) Classes will be held virtually this year. Please make sure that you have signed up your student(s) using the Google Form link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13VZGK-Ny7FR5Ods_Su1R2xS-JFR4P6Els4dLFmeoWUk/edit.
May 16, 2021
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April 25, 2021
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April 11, 2021
Good Morning Everyone,
April 4, 2021
Have a Blessed Week.
March 21, 2021
March 14, 2021
I am sending the Sunday School lesson a bit early; I was eager to share some great activities for all of our students along with readings and crafts. Tomorrow we remember Christ's lesson regarding the Prodigal Son. Below you will find lessons for your students. Please click on the appropriate links and reach out if you have any questions.
February 21, 2021
Today we remember Christ's parable of the Publican and the Pharisee and the Triodion period begins for us. I hope you had a chance to listen to Father Costa's enlightening sermon on the parable. Below are a series of links meant to help you students understand the significance of the parable.
In case you missed my last email, I am including the link to the topics for this year's Oratorical Festival . The festival this year is only open to Middle and High School students; my hope is that next year we will be able to have ALL of our students participate.
Please reach out if you have any questions.
February 14, 2021
Hello Everyone and Happy Valentine's Day,
Christina Vazquez, Sunday School Director
January 31, 2021
This week, for example, the elementary students will study and understand The Altar Table, while Ages 11-12 will learn about the Magi, and our older students will examine The Creed. Since the lessons vary, we will not have a Sunday School teacher presenting each lesson.
Please click on the appropriate link(s) for your students and let me know if you have any questions.
December 13, 2020: CHRISTMAS PAGEANT--Since we will not have a Christmas Pageant this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, please enjoy this video of our 2019 Christmas Pageant. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
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JOURNEY THROUGH THE PARABLES
December 6, 2020
Parable of the Marriage Feast
Lesson Plan: https://tending-the-garden.com/2020/09/25/journey-through-the-parables-8/
November 22, 2020
Parable of the Laborers
Lesson Plan: https://tending-the-garden.com/2020/09/25/journey-through-the-parables-7/
November 15, 2020
Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
Lesson Plan: https://tending-the-garden.com/2020/09/25/journey-through-the-parables-6/
November 8, 2020
The Parables of the Hidden Treasure, the Pearl, and the Dragnet
Lesson Plan: https://tending-the-garden.com/2020/09/25/journey-through-the-parables-5/
November 1, 2020
Christ's Parable of the Leaven
Lesson Plan: https://tending-the-garden.com/2020/09/25/journey-through-the-parables-4/
October 25, 2020
Christ's Parable of the Mustard Seed
October 18, 2020
Christ's Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
Activities: Parable of the Wheat and the Tares Activities
October 11, 2020
Christ’s Parable of The Sower
Activities: Parable of the Sower Activities
October 4, 2020
Welcome Back to Sunday School Video from Fr. Costa
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September 30, 2020
We will begin by studying the Parable of the Sower. Below you will find a link to a lesson for all ages, plus activities to go along with the lesson. Additionally, Father Costas has created a short video introduction.
Finally, thank you parents for your help at home. Please feel free to share photos with me of your students studying the parables, photos of families talking about the parables, completed coloring sheets . . . I would love to share photos in our DOXA.
Christina Zervos Vazquez
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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:
- Providing separate age group classes with age appropriate and age relevant curriculum.
- Providing students with a comprehensive, working knowledge of Orthodox beliefs and practices.
- Tailoring teaching to answer questions and assist students in facing real world challenges to their faith.
- Providing students with the spiritual and moral foundations to address their varied and complex spiritual, intellectual, psychological and emotional needs.
- Fostering and developing mature and committed Orthodox Christians with an Orthodox world view.
• All classes will begin at 9:30am and dismiss at 10:30am.
• All students and parents are encouraged to attend the Divine Liturgy together. You have a choice of the 8:30am Liturgy or the 9:30am Liturgy.
• Students and parents are encouraged to be involved in special events sponsored through the Sunday school program (i.e. Christmas Pageant, Oratorical Festival, etc.).