Youth and Young Adult Ministries at the Cathedral

Youth and Young Adult Ministries at the Cathedral

Youth Ministry | Word of Life COC Church

YOUTH WORKERS NEEDED: Anyone interested in helping our clergy and the Youth Committee coordinate and organize our various youth programs and ministries for next year (beginning this fall) can contact Fr. Ted or Fr. Dimitri at the church office. We need at least two advisors for each of our HOPE, JOY, Jr. GOYA, and GOYA groups; 12 Sunday School teachers (especially preschool and kindergarten) and substitutes; and at least four retreat leaders for our fall, winter, spring and summer retreats. Without parishioner support, especially our youth’s parents, we cannot continue our various programs. Please offer your time and talent. Also, keep in mind that anyone working with the youth must participate in the Archdiocese Youth Protection Program. 

BACKPACK & BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLESSING: With schools in our area preparing to begin their new school year in mid-August, our Cathedral will have a special blessing service for our children on Sunday, August 11th as they return to school. Students, teachers and administrators should be in church this day so that a special prayer may be offered for them as they start the new school year. Following the blessing, each student and teacher in attendance will be given an icon to keep for the school year. With the need greater than ever, we will once again be collecting school supplies for those less fortunate. See Eva Kostides for details. Please help us out and bring a little something to church with you on Sundays or during the week. Some current needs are: backpacks, wide-ruled paper, #2 pencils, color pencils, pencil boxes, boxes of 24 crayons, hand sanitizer, facial tissues, single-subject note books, two-pocket folders, rulers, earbuds and more. You can also shop our convenient wish list here:

HELLENIC DANCERS NEWS: Our Cathedral Hellenic Dancers will not practice for the rest of the month. For details, contact Taki Zarakas at 708-663-4915.

BEDTIME BIBLE STORIES: Our summer camp for Pre-K and Kindergarten children will be Tuesday, August 6th and Thursday, August 8th. Register your child using this link: