HOPE

HOPE (Holy Orthodox Primary Education) is a ministry for little ones ages 40 days - 3 years old.  We invite moms or Yiayias to join us each Wednesday morning for fellowship, faith and fun! This ministry is set up for little ones to be exposed to our faith and learn about Saints, Feastdays, and hymns. Its a great way for Moms and Yiayias to also be able to create friendships with others.  

We meet each Wednesday at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.  On days when there is Divine Liturgy, we will meet at 9:15 a.m. in Church and will not have an actual lesson on these days. At each meeting we have time for, play, prayer/lesson, snack and songs! There is a nominal $10 fee for the whole year which will be used for arts and crafts.  Please join us! Contact Presvytera Stefanie for further details and questions about this ministry. (presstefanie@yahoo.com)

Click HERE for the 2017/18 HOPE Schedule 

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE 2017/18 HOPE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

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We serve "fast-worthy” snacks since our meetings take place on Wednesdays.  Although home fasting rules may be different, we encourage our children to begin learning about fast days, even from now. Fruits, veggies, crackers, and graham crackers are some good options. 

2017/18 Calendar of Events 

September 20 Welcome to HOPE! Making the Sign of the Cross

September 27 Continue lessons on the Cross  

October 4 Jesus Prayer                          

*THURSDAY, October 12, Fall Field Trip- Didier Pumpkin Farm (On your own for food)            

October 18 Reading lives of the Saints

*October 25 Venerate New St. Mardarije (Meet at St. Sava in Libertyville)

*November 1 Divine Liturgy (Holy Unmercanaries, Cosmas & Damian)

*November 8 Divine Liturgy (Holy Archangels)                          

November 15 Fasting in the Faith                         

November 22- THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 29 The Number 40 in the Church

*December 6 Divine Liturgy (St. Nicholas)

December 13 Christ's Birth                                         

December 20-January 3- CHRISTMAS BREAK

January 10 HOPE RESUMES/Theophany                                    

*January 17 Divine Liturgy (St. Anthony)                             

January 24 Giving Thanks (Ten Lepers)            

January 31  Acts of Kindness (The Good Samaritan)

February 7 Celebrating the Saints

February 14 Cheesefare Potluck Lunch (Meet at 11 am)

February 21 Great Lent: What is it about?

February 28 Lesson on: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

March 7 Lesson on: Salutations to the Theotokos

March 14 Lesson on: Great Compline

March 21 Presence of the Theotokos in our Lives

March 28 -SPRING BREAK

April 4-HOLY WEEK- NO HOPE

April 11-BRIGHT WEEK- NO HOPE

April 18 The Paschal Greeting              

April 25 TBA

May 2 TBA

May 9 Meet at St. John Chrysostomos Monastery at 10:30 am (Please note time change)

*Schedule is subject to change 

                      

                         

           

 

 

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