2012-04-11: Holy Wednesday - Holy Unction & Retreat

Post date: Jan 20, 2015 11:27:56 PM

As is our custom every year, at 4:00 PM on Holy Wednesday, April 11, 2012, we will have a special Holy Unction service for all Church School students.

This will be followed by our annual Holy Week Church School Retreat, 5:30-6:30 PM.

All Church School students should attend both the Holy Unction Service and the Retreat.

For the Retreat, students will assemble by youth group (in the Education wing of the church) as follows:

  • GOYA (Dani Nadra and Deno Prokos)

  • JOY (Cleo Mihalopoulos and Joanne Gabl)

  • HOPE (Eva Mikhail and Tony Mihalopoulos)

Teachers will stay with their group and teach all three topics.

We hope that Fr. Nick will be able to move from group to group and teach Topic 1.

The three topics for our Retreat this year are:

  1. The Fig Tree

  2. The Parable of the 10 Virgins

  3. The sinful woman who anointed Christ

More information about these topics is available on the Church School calendar (look for April 11, 2012):

Additional resources about Holy Week can be found here:

  • http://lent.goarch.org/bridegroom_services/learn/

  • http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/ourfaith8432

  • http://www.goarch.org/ourfaith/ourfaith8435

It is a good idea for children to have a good snack prior to attending the Holy Unction Service and Retreat (as there will be no food inside the Church).

Parents can plan to pick up the children from the exonarthex around 6:30 PM.