Parents of area middle school students can group register through our parish for the 2012 St. Herman of Alaska Retreat at Antiochian Village, taking place December 14-16.
Holy Trinity’s Sunday School is sponsoring tuition and transportation for the annual winter camp themed on the Scriptures. The weekend schedule includes games, fellowship, wor-ship, great food, and, if God provides the snow, even sledding!
Registration and release forms are available at holytrinity-oca.org and due by Sunday, November 11. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Congratulations to Junior Orthodox Youth Association (Jr.OYA) participants Josiah Stickles, who finished in first place (scoring 191 on one game, with seven strikes and a spare) and Tanya Roberts, who finished in second place. Jr. OYA is open to fifth through eighth graders and meets regularly on the second Sunday evening of the month. Each meeting is a time for fun and fellowship. Friends are always invited to come!
Parents: Mark your calendars! August will feature two retreats for youth of all ages. On Thursday, August 18, our elementary and middle-school-aged kids will attend this year’s Archdiocesan Youth Retreat, “Icons: Windows to Heaven,” taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pittsburgh. The next day (August 19), high school students will go on an overnight camping excursion with the Orthodox Youth Association. Both events are free and will include prayer services, presentations, meals, and plenty of fun and fellowship. Holy Trinity is providing group transportation to both outings. For questions or reservations (no later than August 4, please), email Dn. Alexander.
Please note the following schedule changes and additions to the following ministries this summer:
- To accommodate our growing group of new catechumens now preparing for Holy Illumination, Orthodoxy 2.0 will join forces with Orthodoxy 101 this summer to offer specialized instruction. The combined group will meet on the second and fourth Saturdays in July and August at 4 p.m. All are welcome.
- The Junior Orthodox Youth Association (Jr.OYA) for children in grades 5-8 will meet on July 24 this month; the high school group (OYA) is postponing its July meeting to plan an overnight August retreat.
- Vespers is canceled on Wednesday, June 13 so the altar and nave can be repainted. An oil-based primer will be applied to remove and limit future soot buildup.