Hope and Joy

Hope and Joy Ministry

Kindergarten – 5th grade

Ministry Team Leaders – Rachel and James Tavlarides


WHAT IS HOPE AND JOY? A youth ministry designed to gather together all children ages Kindergarten to 5th grade for fellowship, fun and service.


Please note: More details regarding the upcoming Hope and Joy activities will be communicated through Parish Bulletins, Newsletters and  Emails. If you would like to be included on the HOPE & JOY contact/e-mailing list please contact Alina Buzdugan at alina@stcatheirnechurch.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015 FOLLOWING DIVINE LITURGY: Children and parents Kickball game. Activity coordinators Rachel and James Tavlarides. Please bring a change of comfortable clothes to change into after Church. More details to follow.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015 FOLLOWING DIVINE LITURGY: Activity coordinator Patti Farr. More details to follow.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2015 FROM 4PM-6PM: Parish Christmas Pageant. Coordinator Kate Zehnacker. Please consider being a parent volunteer for this event and please let Kate know if you are able to help at kzehnacker@yahoo.com. Also, please consider chairing this event for next year and Kate will be happy to train you. More details to follow.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016 FOLLOWING DIVINE LITURGY: Epiphany Cross Dive activity from 6-7pm at the Lone Tree Rec Center. Love offering of $5-10 per family. Activity coordinators Rachel and James Tavlarides.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016 FOLLOWING DIVINE LITURGY: Ice Cream Social and Valentine Day card making. Parent coordinator Elena Gonzales. Please RSVP at elenavoronina@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20: Hope and Joy Bowling and Fun at 1pm at the AMF Littleton Lanes (530 E County Line Rd, Littleton). Love offering (to benefit upcoming Hope and Joy events). Please RSVP to Alex Demos at youth@stcatherinechurch.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016: Community Compline and Kiss of Forgiveness followed by dinner sponsored by the Youth Ministry (including Hope and Joy) and Palm Folding 6pm.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016: Saturday of Lazarus – Orthros 8:15am, Teaching Divine Liturgy at 9am, followed by a community sponsored Lenten Breakfast and Church cleaning/decorating. Everyone is invited to bring a breakfast dish and help with a deep cleaning and decorating of our sanctuary in preparation for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Pascha. We will clean the pews, windows, candle stands in the Narthex, vacuum, organize shelves with services by the altar area etc., and decorate the Church with palms. The cleaning starts usually around 11am and lasts for about three hours depending on how many people stay to help. If you are able to help, please RSVP to Alina at alina@stcatherinechurch.org.Thank you!

HOLY FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016 AT 7PM: Myrrh Bearing Girls event. All girls 5 and older are invited to participate in the Holy Friday evening service as a Myrrh Bearer. Parents or Senior GOYA girls, if you are available to help with the Myrrh Bearing Girls please contact parent coordinator Rachel Tavlarides at racheltav@gmail.com. Thank you!

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 FOLLOWING THE AGAPE VESPERS: Children Easter Egg Hunt. If you are available to coordinate or help with this event, please contact Alina at alina@stcatherinechurch.org. Thank you!

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 FOLLOWING DIVINE LITURGY: End of the year Youth Picnic. All Hope and Joy parents are invited to help with this event. We will need to set up and break down and most of the food will be brought by the entire Youth Ministry (potluck) but we need a handful of parents to run the grill (hotdogs and hamburgers). If you would like to volunteer please contact Alina at alina@stcatherinechurch.org. Thank you!