Parish Family Nights give families the opportunity to learn more about the Orthodox Church, while spending quality time with one another and other members of the parish. The hope of Family Nights is that what has been learned is taken and implemented in the life of the home. This is to reinforce “Family as Church,” encouraging practice of the Faith.
Each Family Night includes a family activity, Compline Service, dinner and various breakout sessions focused on a theme. Through worship, service, fellowship, and witness growth in the Faith by God’s grace happens together one day at a time!
Around 1,500 palm crosses were folded! After dinner, there were breakout sessions for all! The youth participated in wonder activities which include a reader’s theater of the Scripture verses regarding Lazarus being raised from the dead, and learning about building up the virtues using the game Jenga as a metaphor. The adults had guest speaker Joanne Tassiopoulos Hall who spoke on drugs and the youth today.
Families came together on the eve of the first Saturday of Souls to learn how to make koliva, the meaning, and the importance of remembering those who have fallen asleep in the Lord. It was beautiful evening which ended with a Small Compline.
Over 160 people were in attendance! It was a night filled with great fellowship, dancing, music, and food!
The Youth Gala is a fundraising event for youth ministries at Saint Catherine's Church. The night included a buffet dinner with beer and wine, silent auction, live auction, and live entertainment from the St. Catherine’s Dance Group and DJ Lacos! It was a great evening for a great cause!
Ornaments, Lights, Kalanda/Carols, Gingerbread Men, Hot Cocoa, Santa Claus, OH MY! Click on the link for pictures from our 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting today! Many thanks to all who came and to those who made this event possible! It was a wonderful evening filled with great fellowship with all sharing the spirit of the Nativity Season!
Food, Fellowship and fun!
The families enjoyed watching the movie Wonder. Discussion proceeded about how we all must view our neighbors as an icon of Christ.
Godparents were invited to come and worship with their Godchildren, join them in Sunday School, take portraits, and enjoy coffee hour together.
Our community participated in the parade celebrating our Greek heritage! Zhtw h Ellas!
Families participated in an evening of learning about the Faith in breakout sessions for all ages, eating together, and making palm crosses.
Family Night celebrating the beginning of Great Lent for 2018.
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!
Greek School, Sunday School and Youth Choir preform the ABC's of Christmas in both languages. Christ is Born! Let us Glorify Him!
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 Youth Gala is a fundraising event for youth ministries at Saint Catherine's Church. The night included a buffet dinner with wine, silent auction, live auction, and live entertainment from the Boston Metropolis Youth Dancers and DJ Salonika Boys! It was a great evening for a great cuase!
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.