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SUNDAY CATECHETICAL SCHOOL

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."    

                                                                    - Matthew 19:14


Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.       

                                                                         - Proverbs 22:6


Our Mission and Goal

Our Mission is to bring all people to a saving knowledge of God and His Church. Our goal is to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment where all people, and especially our children, can learn about God and the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Christian Faith.

Why is Sunday School Important?

Sunday school is a place where our children can learn, grow and develop their relationship with God. It instills in them the teachings of the faith so that they may know, grow and go forth in their life with the Church as a guide and support.  The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education has developed the Sunday school curriculum. The lessons are geared toward laying a foundational understanding of who God is within the distinctive understanding and experience of the Orthodox Christian Church’s Holy Tradition, especially its liturgical services and sacramental life.

The Sunday Catechetical School is held for children from pre-kindergarten, 3 years old, to 12th grade. Once enrolled, students are requested to attend every Sunday and participate in the Divine Liturgy. Classes are held immediately following Holy Communion, and run approximately 45 minutes.  Our Sunday Catechetical School is in session from September through May, and recesses during the summer months.

CURRICULUM

Pre K-K; Students learn about the stories of the Bible and do crafts to reinforce what they  learn.

Grades 1 – 5;  are using the Living Our Orthodox Faith textbook series for Grades 1st – 5th.

Grades 6 – 8;  are using The divine Liturgy for Children to learn about Divine Liturgy.

Grades 9 – 12;  are using the Holy Bible and The Orthodox Church by Fr. George Nicozisin.


If you are interested in learning more or would like to join our Religious Education Program or would like to assist with the administration of the Talent Reward Program or with it’s financing, please contact the church office at 321-254-1045; or email sundayschool@saint-katherine.org


THE STAFF


 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATORS

Tiffany Sergis & Cathy Berger

tiffanysergis@gmail.com

cathyburger@cfl.rr.com


TEACHERS


Pre K – K

Brenda Roman

brock0187@yahoo.com


GRADES  1 - 2

Donna Thomson

dthomson1002@hotmail.com


 GRADES  3 - 5

Presvytera Eleni Tsigas

Nikonia01@hotmail.com


Maria Brewster


 GRADES  6 - 8

Trish Loso

losioso@aol.com


HIGH SCHOOL / ORTHODOX LIFE

Daniel Kennedy and Costas Triantafyllidis

dpk731956@yahoo.com

ctrianta@harris.com



New Teachers Always Welcomed!


If you are a person who has a love for God and for His children, if you have the motivation and/or training to teach or assist others in teaching, if you can be enthusiastic, supportive and spiritually informative, then please see Father Demetri. He has a job for YOU!

Religious Education Must Not Be Limited To Sundays

Religious Education should be a lifelong pursuit for all serious Christians. Fr. Demetri in addition to his preaching on Sundays and articles in our monthly newsletter and on this web site.  

Please check the parish calendar for upcoming faith studies.


A Prayer of Parents For Children


O God our heavenly Father, Who loves us and is most merciful and compassionate to us, I ask You to have mercy on Your children for whom I humbly pray. I commend them to Your gracious care and Your protection. Be both their guide and their guardian at all times. Lead them by Your light on the path of truth. Draw them ever closer to You, that they may lead a godly and righteous life, always walking in Your love and doing Your will in all things. Give them grace that they may be temperate, industrious, diligent, devout and charitable. Defend them against the assaults of the enemy, and grant them wisdom, courage and strength to resist all temptation and corruption in this life. Direct them in the way of salvation, through the intercessions of Your Son and our Savior Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the through the prayers of the Theotokos and all the saints. Amen.


Sunday School Class of 2012-2013