The Youth Program at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is aimed at developing a deeper faith and strong friendships among the young people of the parish. Our young people are encouraged to take part in various philanthropic activities, such as helping at Lazarus House in Lawrence MA, collecting canned goods and warm clothes, providing Christmas gifts for needy children, etc. Our meetings are a combination of activities and serious discussion.
The JOY group includes our young people from 1st to 5th grades. The children enjoy getting together for activities and projects, as well as for outings and fun events.
All young people of the parish from 6th to 8th grades are invited to join the Jr. GOYA.
All of our young people from 9th to 12th grade are invited to participate in the Sr. GOYA.
The Sr. GOYA has a couple of special projects. Every Christmas they adopt a family and go shopping for Christmas presents. In February and March they spend a couple Sunday afternoons on the soup truck for Lazarus House in Lawrence MA. They also take part in the annual "Hike for Hope" to help support the good work done by Lazarus House.
When our young people set out into the world, mostly for the first time in their lives, and go on to college, the Annunciation Parish Family wants to remain a part of their lives. Under the auspices of the Evangelism Team, our college students receive messages and periodical "care packages" to help strengthen that bond and keep them aware of the love and concern the family 'back home" has for them.
Every summer before school starts, the youth of our parish gathers for a day summer camp. The mysteries of the Faith are taught through games, crafts and various activities.
Save the Date
Saturday of Lazarus, April 20th
Divine Liturgy starts at 9:30 am followed by Breakfast & Palm Making - Everyone Welcome!
Palm Sunday Luncheon April 21st
Divine Liturgy starts at 9:30 am with blessing of palms. Please join us immediately following Divine Liturgy for a delicious meal prepared by the Greek Ladies Aide Society. Reservations Required by 4/14. See attached form for details and to RSVP.
Bridegroom Service April 21 - April 23
Nightly service begins at 7 pm.
Holy Unction April 24th
4 PM Holy Unction; 7 PM Last Supper Matins with Anointing
Holy & Great Thursday, April 25 - 9:30 AM Vesperal Liturgy (Last Supper); 7 PM Service of the Twelve Gospels
Holy Friday Sunday School Retreat & Services
9 am -3 pm Sunday School Retreat
3 pm Service of Unnailing
7 pm Lamentations
Holy & Great Saturday, April 27 - 9:30 AM Vesperal Liturgy; 11:30 PM Resurrection Canon
Holy & Great Sunday of Pascha, April 28 - 12:00 Midnight - Anastasis & Liturgy of Pascha Followed by Avogolemono Soup and Lamb Fellowship; 11:00 AM Vespers of Agape Followed by Easter Egg Hunt!
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Monthly Bulletin - The Beacon
Shining Forth the Good News!
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