Hello Families! 

As you know we are attending Sunday School in person. However, in case you are not ready to return in person, here is a recap of what the Gospel lesson was this week.

This week's Gospel was Matthew 15:21-28 "The Canaanite Woman"

This Bible passage is hard to understand but Saint John Chrysostom explains it wonderfully!  Have you ever prayed to God and felt unanswered? The woman in this passage asks Christ to "have mercy on me". She goes unanswered. She turns to the Disciples and asks for help. We do the same when we pray to the saints knowing that they are truly in a place much closer to God than ourselves.  The woman, rather than being discouraged perseveres never wavering in her hope and faith in Christ.  Christ remarks, "Woman, you have great faith. Your request is granted."

Sometimes we can feel unanswered. What we see in this week's lesson is to keep the faith and persevere in prayer, even when we feel discouraged or unanswered.

Activity: Can you think of a time when you felt your prayer was unanswered? What did you do? Did you become discouraged or did it make you pray even more? This week talk with your family about prayer. Make up a family prayer and say it at bedtime.

*Please remember the Daughters of Penelope are having their "Gift From the Heart" can drive February 6-20. Please bring a canned food to church over the next 3 Sundays. Thanks!

Locations of bins for the food drive will be in the hallway near the Andre Room and in the hallway upstairs. The emphasis on the food drive is on healthful selections of canned and packaged goods. No glass containers or perishables. 

We can't wait to see you again!

Your Sunday School Teachers at Saints Constantine and Helen


Sunday School classes including 4 year olds (must be 4 by Sep. 30th 2021), Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, and High School ages have begun in person with the following safety measures:

  • Masks must be worn at all times by students, teachers and parents regardless of vaccination status
  • 3ft distancing will be practiced when possible
  • Hand sanitizer will be in all classrooms and students will be encouraged to use it upon entering the classroom
  • Surfaces in classrooms will be wiped down after each use with sanitizing wipes 

If you have any questions, please contact any of the directors or Dean at tiggasd@vagocathedral.org.

We look forward to seeing everyone this fall!  Your Religious Education Directors,

Krista Loucas (jloucas@hotmail.com); Maria Bartz (maria.e.bartz@gmail.com); Drew Baker (adbaker56@gmail.com)

Teachers + Substitutes: Do you want to join an active and impactful church ministry? Religious Education is a rewarding way to teach young people about our beautiful Faith.  No teaching experience is needed! Whether you want to co-teach or be on our substitute list, we would love for you to be part of Religious Education!  Contact one of the directors for more information.