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Mission and Goal of HOPE Ministry

The mission and goal of the HOPE ministry (K-2nd grade) is to lead our children into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living church, our children will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation. By laying a foundation of faith at this age, the young people will have something that will guide and strengthen them through life. One of the most important things we can encourage for our children is to develop relationships with other Orthodox children so, as they grow, they have a “parea” (company) of faithful friends.

The HOPE ministry at St. Katherine is using the frequently scheduled Family Movie Nights (FMN) as the basis for age-specific activities for our K-2nd graders.  A portion of the FMN schedule will be dedicated to each age group.  In addition, we'll take the children to ever-popular Wickham Park Christmas Lights on a hayride with hot chocolate and s'mores.  Please check the online church calendar, Sunday bulletins and the monthly newsletter for specific information.  All parents are encouraged to get involved to make this ministry beneficial to our children.

For more information please contact:



Cindy Paterakis


Presvytera Eleni Tsigas