Sunday School

 Saint Paraskevi Sunday School  

 

Click here for Sunday School Registration Form

We will continue to have Open Enrollment

The Saint Paraskevi Sunday School provides religious education and an Eastern Orthodox Christian foundation for the youth of the community. Classes are available for children Pre-Kindergarten through High School, Grade 12. The education provided by the Sunday School enables children to learn and grow in the Orthodox faith, while practicing the faith in a dynamic environment where the student’s relationship with God can grow. Our program encourages life-long membership in the Church community, which is the body of Christ. Our teachers use various methods and resources to create a classroom full of enthusiasm for learning, while maintaining the suggested curriculum of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

This year’s Sunday School theme is “Becoming Christ-like” ---The students will learn as part of the curriculum, what it means to “Follow Christ” as  taught in the Holy Scriptures and lived by our Saints(Also see our Mission Statement below).

Sunday School families are encouraged to arrive for the Divine Liturgy on Sunday promptly at 9:45 a.m.  Our Sunday School classes begin every week following Holy Communion.  Class time is approximately 45 minutes.

Please note, students will be sitting in church with their families and will be able to receive Holy Communion first, to proceed to their classrooms and begin their Sunday School classes.

 

IMPORTANT: ALL CLASSES CONCLUDE AT 12 Noon. Parents of Pre- K to Grade 4 students may pick up their children from their classrooms.  Parents of all other students (Grades 5-12) can wait for their children in the Community Center where there is Coffee hour.

Please note, we are following COVID guidelines for classroom settings.  Masks must always be worn properly and in the classroom.

 

Our Sunday School classes and teachers this year are as follows:

Pre-K and Kindergarten – Lisa Schiede and Eleni Triantafillou

Grades 1 and 2- Nick and Karen Kontos

Grade 3 and 4- Cally Schickler and Melanthi Parpas

Grade 5 and 6 – Kathy Demacopoulos

Grades 7, 8 and 9- Christopher Triantafillou and Nicholas Kouroupakis

Grade 10, 11 and 12- Gus Constantine and  George Demacopoulos

 

Sunday School teachers and other volunteers are always needed.

Click here to VOLUNTEER to help.

 

Saint Paraskevi Sunday School

Program Classes For 2021-2022

Sept. 12

1st Day of Class

Sunday Before Holy Cross

Sept. 19

No Class/Festival

Sunday After Holy Cross

Sept. 26

Class

The Falling Asleep of St John Evangelist/Theologian

Oct. 3

Class

2nd Sunday of Luke

Oct. 10

Class

3rd Sunday of Luke

Oct. 17

Class

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Oct. 24

Class

6th Sunday of Luke

Oct. 31

Class

5th Sunday of Luke

Nov. 7

Class

7th Sunday of Luke

Nov. 14

Class

8th Sunday of Luke

Nov. 21

Class

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Nov. 28

No Class

13th Sunday of Luke

Dec. 5

Class

10th Sunday of Luke/Pageant rehearsal

Dec. 12

Class

11th Sunday of Luke/Pageant rehearsal

Dec. 19

Class

Christmas Pageant/Sunday Before Nativity

Dec 26

No Class

Sunday After Nativity

Jan. 2

No Class

Sunday Before Epiphany

Jan. 9

Class

Sunday After Epiphany

Jan. 16

Class

12th Sunday of Luke

Jan. 25

Class

14th Sunday of Luke

Jan. 30

Class

Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs

Feb. 6

Class

Godparent Sunday/Sunday of the Canaanite

Feb. 13

Class

Sunday of the Paharisee/Triodian Begins

Feb. 20

No Class

Sunday of the Prodical Son

Feb. 27

Class

Judgement (Meat fare)  Sunday

Mar. 6

Class

Forgiveness Sunday

Mar. 13

Class

Sunday of Orthodoxy/Icon Procession

Mar. 20

Class

Oratorical Festival/Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

Mar. 27

Class

Sunday of the Holy Cross/Youth Choir Rehearsal

Apr. 3

Class

Sunday of St. John Climacus/Youth Choir Rehearsal

Apr. 10

Class

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt/Youth Choir Rehearsal

Apr. 17

No Class

Palm Sunday (Myrophores/Youth Choir)

Apr. 24

No Class

Great and Holy Pascha

May 1

Class

St. Thomas Sunday

May 8

Class

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

May 15

Class

Sunday of the Paralytic

May 22

Class

Sunday of Samaritan Woman

May 29

No Class

Sunday of the Blind Man

June 5

Last day of Class

Graduation Sunday/Fathers of the 1st Council

 

 Mission Statement 

    The mission of the Saint Paraskevi Sunday School is to nurture, instruct and direct students growing in the Orthodox faith by fostering a closer relationship with God and one another, by following Christ in Christian living “the life in Christ”.

     Education of faith is a life-long journey that starts in the family home and is enhanced, nurtured and fulfilled in the community of faith, the household of God, which is the Church. The goal of the Orthodox teaching is for each person to become an icon, a living image of God, a person who lives in continual fellowship – communion – with God, reflecting a particular way – the Christ-like way – of knowing and living in the world.

Click on the below links for Online Religious Education Resources:

Sunday’s Gospel’s for Children:  http://ww1.antiochian.org/christianeducation/letusattend

Saint or Feast (Online Chapel):  https://www.goarch.org/educators/churchschool

Y2AM Live the Word:  https://www.y2am.org/athome