The St. Anthony's Church School meets every Sunday during the early stages of the Divine Liturgy. Our sessions include approximately 45 minutes of instruction and then all staff and students return for the remainder of the Liturgy. Our Church School year works on the same calendar as the school year. We begin our classes in September and wind down at the end of May. No classes are held during the summer months.
The Parish focus for Church School is Orthodox education. Three levels are currently in place. Level One includes children in the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten age group. Level Two covers children in the grade one to grade two age group, and Level Three the grade three to grade six age group. We are blessed with wonderful instructors that provide invaluable education of the Orthodox Faith to our children. Our teachers use many of the resources that have been made available by the OCEC and are encouraged to attend Church School workshops. Our Church School Director is Charlene Boyko, who also teaches our Level Two students. Mackenzie MacDonald provides instruction to our Level One children, and Donna Reed leads the Level 3 class.
Special Church School events are held periodically throughout the year. These include "Super Saturdays" which provide opportunities for children and youth to participate in an age appropriate religious discussion with the Parish Priest, as well as Ukrainian cultural activities such as Pysanky Writing (Easter egg decorating) and making bread. We also include other creative/educational activities like clay working and many other craft projects. The Church School students participate in our annual St. Nicholas Night, our Ukrainian festival and many other parish activities.
St. Anthony's 2023-2024 Church School year commenced on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Children from 3 years old to Grade 6 are welcome to attend. Registration will be held that morning beginning at 9:30 AM. Both registration and classes are held in the church basement. Please call the church office if you have any questions, 780-487-2167.