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.

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.  

 

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 Niki Kritikos

Grade 5 and 6 – Kathy Demacopoulos and Elizabeth Essopos

Grades 7 and 8- Christopher Triantafillou

Grade 9, 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 Fall 2022 - 2023

Sept. 11

Ministry Sunday

Sunday Before Holy Cross

Sept. 18

No Class/Festival

Sunday After Holy Cross

Sept. 25

First Day of Class

1st Sunday of Luke

Oct. 2

Class

2nd Sunday of Luke

Oct. 9

Class

3rd Sunday of Luke

Oct. 16

Class

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Oct. 23

Class

6th Sunday of Luke

Oct. 30

Class

5th Sunday of Luke

Nov. 6

Class

7th Sunday of Luke/ Participation Forms Due for Pageant

Nov. 13

Class

8th Sunday of Luke/ Pageant Leads Meet

Nov. 20

Class

9th Sunday of Luke/ Practice for Pageant 10:30 am- Leads & Choir

Nov. 27

No Class

13th Sunday of Luke

Dec. 4

Class

10th Sunday of Luke/ Pageant rehersal 10:30 am

Dec. 11

Class

11th Sunday of Luke/ Pageant rehearsal in the Church following Liturgy

Dec. 18

Class

Christmas Pageant /Sunday Before Nativity

Dec 25

No Class

The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Jan. 1

No Class

Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Jan. 8

Class

Sunday After Epiphany

Jan. 15

Class

12th Sunday of Luke

Jan. 22

Class

15th Sunday of Luke

Jan. 29

Class

Sunday of the Canaanite

Feb. 5

God-Parent Sunday

Godparent Sunday/Sunday of the Pharisee/Triodian Begins

Feb. 12

Class

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Feb. 19

No Class

Judgement (Meat fare)  Sunday

Feb. 26

Class

Forgiveness Sunday

Mar. 5

Class

Sunday of Orthodoxy/  Icon Procession

Mar. 12

Class

Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

Mar. 19

Class

Sunday of the Holy Cross/Oratorical Festival

Mar. 26

Class

Sunday of St. John Climacus

Apr. 2

Class

Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt

Apr. 9

No Class

Palm Sunday

Apr. 16

No Class

Great and Holy Pascha

Apr. 23

Class

St. Thomas Sunday

Apr. 30

Class

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

May 7

Class

Sunday of the Paralytic

May 14

Class

Sunday of Samaritan Woman

May 21

Class

Sunday of the Blind Man

May 28

No Class

Fathers of the 1st Council

June 4

Last day of Class

Holy Pentecost

June 11

No Class

Sunday of All Saints - High School and College Recognition Day

 

 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

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival: https://www.goarch.org/en/oratorical