Sunday School Program

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The Sunday School Program at St. Josaphat Cathedral begins on Sunday, September 15, 2019, and ends in April, 2020. It is offered for all school age children and Junior High students who attend the Cathedral Parish.

We use the God-With-Us series, a catechetical program developed by the Eastern Catholic Bishops of the United States.

To Register… Sunday School Registration Form | Online Form

Complete 2019/20 Sunday School Schedule
September 15 Blessing of Children and Teachers; Regular Classes Begin
September 22 Regular Classes
September 29 Children’s Liturgy & Regular Classes; no Preschool Class
October 6 Regular Classes
October 13 Thanksgiving Long Weekend
No Sunday School
October 20 Regular Classes
October 27 Children’s Liturgy & Regular Classes; no Preschool Class
November 3 Regular Classes
November 10
Regular Classes
November 17 PARISH FEAST DAY – No Sunday School
November 24 Children’s Liturgy & Regular Classes; No Preschool Class
December 1
Regular Classes
December 8 Children’s Liturgy – No Sunday School Classes
St. Nicholas Party
December 15 Regular Classes
December 22 Regular Classes
December 29 Christmas Break – No Sunday School
January 5 Regular Classes
January 12 Regular Classes
January 19 Regular Classes
January 26 Children’s Liturgy & Regular Classes; No Preschool Class
February 2 Regular Classes
February 9 Regular Classes
February 16 Family Day Long Weekend
No Sunday School
February 23 Children’s Liturgy & Regular Classes; No Preschool Class
March 1 Regular Classes
March 8 Regular Classes
March 15 Regular Classes
March 22 Regular Classes
March 29 Children’s Liturgy & Regular Classes; No Preschool Class
April 4 First Confessions (Lazarus Saturday)
April 5
Solemn Holy CommunionNo Sunday School
April 12 EASTER SUNDAYNo Sunday School
April 19 Regular Classes
April 26 Easter Brunch (Sviachene) – No Sunday School
May 3 End of Sunday School ProgramParty for all classes
May 10 No Sunday School
May 17 No Sunday School
May 24 Victoria Day Long Weekend – No Sunday School
May 31 Children’s Liturgy
Party for all classes after Divine Liturgy
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“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt.19:13)

Pre-school Children (English)

For children ages 3 to 6. This class for pre-school children takes place during the 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, with children leaving the Divine Liturgy at the Small Entrance and returning at the Cherubic Hymn.

Elementary and Junior High Program

For children ages 6 and up, attending Elementary School or Junior High. Classes take place every Sunday, beginning September 15,  at 10:30 am (immediately after the 9:30 am Divine Liturgy) and finish at 11:30 am.  These classes, taught in English, are open to children who attend either the English or Ukrainian Divine Liturgies. Children from both Liturgies are encouraged to attend!

First Solemn Communion Classes

Those children who are ages 8 and up (Grade Two) will follow the program suitable for preparing them for their First Confession and Solemn Holy Communion. The date for Solemn Holy Communion has been set for Sunday, April 5, 2020 (Palm Sunday).
Two options are offered this year:
1. Sundays from 10:30 to 11:30 am, beginning September 15, 2019 (taught in English). These classes will run throughout the year during the same time-frame as the other Sunday School Classes, which occur between the two regular Sunday Liturgies.
2. Saturdays, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, beginning Saturday, January 11, 2020 (taught in English).

Monthly Children’s Liturgy

On the last Sunday of each month, at the 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, children and youth participate by helping with the responses, singing the hymns and reading the epistle. The homily is directed toward the children, who are invited to sit in the front pew of the church.

 

To Register… Sunday School Registration Form | Online Form

Contact the Parish Office at 780 422 3181 for more information or questions.