St. Anthony's Parish Education
The St. Anthony's Sunday 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 Sunday 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 Sunday 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 Sunday School Director is Charlene Boyko, who also teaches our Level Two students, assisted by Morgan Sosniuk. Mackenzie Reed, with assistance from Iya Dvornikova, provides instruction to our Level One children, and Donna Reed leads the Level 3 class.
Special Sunday 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 Sunday School students participate in our annual St. Nicholas Night, our Ukrainian festival and many other parish activities.
St. Anthony's 2016-2017 Sunday School year will commence on Sunday, September 25th, at 10:00AM. Registration will be held that morning as well. Both registration and classes are held in the church basement. Please call the church office if you have any questions.
Once a student graduates from the Sunday School program, he or she is encouraged to attend the full Liturgy on Sundays and further Orthodox instruction is then provided by the Parish Priest in conjunction with our Youth Group.
Adult education is provided by the Parish Priest through "All Christian Teaching" Sundays and various lecture series such as our popular "Inquirers' Class."