Even with the frigid temperatures many came out to watch the movie Ferdinand at the Cameo Theater in South Weymouth! We enjoyed laughs and fellowship while learning about the power of love!
Saint Catherine's Braintree Families gathered together for the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Kalanda and carols were sung, ornaments were hung on the tree, then the tree lighting occurred. Afterwards, there was a fellowship reception with make your own gingerbread people, hot cocoa, Christmas photo booth, and a visit from Santa! A great time was had by all!
The families of Saint Catherine's participated in a Family Night where they learned to bake prosforo. Each family worked together to make two loaves of prosforo! Additionally, the night consisted of lessons from Father Dionysios and Presbytera Maria on the importance of prosforo, its meaning, and a demonstratation of what is done during orthros at the proskomide. We ate dinner together, sampled the prosforo bread, and ended with prayer. It was a fruitful time growing in the faith together. God bless everyone!
Families came together in the evening for a retreat in preparation for Holy Week based upon the Saturday of Lazarus! Families worked together to make Palm Crosses, ate dinner together as a community, and then broke up into groups. GOYA, HOPE and JOY were in separate lessons, as were the adults led by Father Dionysios and Presbytera Maria. It ended with the Small Compline in the church. Over 60 participants were present.