“Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy.”
~Saint Theophan the Recluse
We look forward to the new Sunday School year, which began on September 10th. As we are rebuilding the Cathedral, physically, we are also rebuilding our Sunday School program, with a view to making it second to none. We continue to encourage the parents and grandparents that bring their children to Sunday School to help us set new goals this year. One goal is to double the number of students who achieve perfect attention. A second goal is to reach 100% attendance by the start of class—10:30 a.m.
We’ve planned an exciting year: On October 22, we will distribute Unicef Halloween boxes, which will be collected the following Sunday, October 29. Then, on December 17, we will hold our Christmas Pageant. Moving on to March, we will celebrate the great feast of the Annunciation, which is also the Feast Day of our Cathedral Parish. Godparent’s Sunday, which normally takes place the Sunday before Palm Sunday, will, instead, take place on Sunday, March 18, because the Annunciation falls on the Sunday prior to Palm Sunday. Then, of course, will hold TGI Pascha on Holy and Great Friday, April 6. We will not hold classes on Pascha, April 8, and we will end the school year on Sunday, June 3.
When you count the Sundays, you see that there are precious few Sundays for Sunday School. And, at one hour per Sunday, that’s just a handful of Sundays for education about our Faith. Of course, we are always looking for more and more teachers and ways for improving our program. We welcome your input and your suggestions and, of course, we look forward to teaching your children.