Congratulations to Anastasia Zygouras for being the recipient of the Saint Catherine Scholarship for High School Seniors. She was presented with $1,000 at the conclusion of services today by the Scholarship Committee. She will be attending Simmons University to study nursing. May God bless her in her future endeavors.
Telemachos Gregoriadis represented Saint Catherine’s at the Boston Metropolis Oratorical Festival! He spoke on how Orthodox Christians discern whether today’s politicians are genuine in their piety with their religious concepts and constituencies or are they using it to manipulate the electorate. It was held at St. Athanasius in Arlington, MA.
GOYAns prepared a full meal for the residents of DOVE in Quincy, MA. They did an amazing job making Greek lemon chicken with potatoes, salad, and brownees! They also prepared a craft for the children of the residence. Jessica Cohen, director of residential services, commented that it was a wonderful Mother’s Day present for the residents!
GOYA Trifecta Sunday had the youth active in ministry, worship, fellowship and witness. They served in all the various areas of the church including the altar, narthex, and passing of the trays. In addition, we held the Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival in which Telly delivered a wonderful speech. Lastly, a meeting was convened that discussed the remainder of the year. Father Dionysios gave a Lenten Reflection for all the youth!
"Prayer for GOYA Leaders" occurred at the end of the Divine Liturgy today! As Father Dionysios said, may God bless the FUTURE and the PRESENT of the Church.
Prayer for G.O.Y.A. Leaders
"O Lord and God, you have taught us that, “whoever of you desires to be first shall be a slave of all.” Lord, help us to lead the ministry by serving our fellow GOYA Ministry participants, our advisors, and our parish as a whole. Lord, enlighten our minds and strengthen our bodies, that we may direct this ministry according to Your will. Guide us to bring about works of goodness to Your service and glory. We thank You, Lord for the many blessings and mercies You continually bestow on us. In everything we do, in word or deed, may we always do so in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through His Holy Spirit. Amen."