Hope your Lenten Journey has been a wonderful experience to date. We have another month before we get to celebrate Pascha.
April Children's Sermon
On Sunday, April 18th, Father David will have his next Children’s Sermon that will focus on Palm Sunday and Holy Week. Throughout the Lenten Period I will be sending out weekly activities as well as activities reflecting Father David’s Children’s Sermon.
GOYA Virtual Lenten Retreat
All participants need to register by Sunday, April 4th
Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
On Sunday, March 21st we held the Parish Level SJCOF event. All the participants did a marvelous job with their speeches. We had a total of five participants.
Participant Senior Division
1st Place Zoe Kiritsis $100.00 Visa Card
2nd Place Cleo Shiomos $ 75.00 Visa Card
3rd Place Joanna Meskos $ 50.00 Visa Card
Participant Junior Division
1st Place Natalie Sousou $ 75.00 Visa Card
2nd Place Demos Mantalios $ 50.00 Visa Card
Also, would like to recognize Kosta Georgiadis for providing technical support for our parish level event.
In late June we will hold the Youth recognition program to present the participants with a participation certificate and a small token for their participation. Based on their ranking the Visa card award will be presented at that event.
The first and second place participants in each division will move up to the District Level event that is being hosted by St. Sophia on Saturday, April 17th. This is a virtual event with speakers across the district participating. The 1st and 2nd place participants from each division for the District event will move up to the Metropolis event scheduled for May 15th. The national event will take place in mid-June. There will be one representative from each division representing the Metropolis.
In the meantime, wishing you all a beautiful Pascha.
Yours In Christ,
Sunday School Director