"If we seek the things that are perfect, the secondary things will follow. The Lord says, Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33). What sort of person do you think the children of such parents will be? What kind of person are all the others who associate with them? Will they not eventually be the recipients of countless blessings as well? For generally the children acquire the character of their parents, are formed in the mold of their parents' temperament, love the same things their parents love, talk in the same fashion, and work for the same ends. If we order our lives in this way and diligently study the Scriptures, we will find lessons to guide us in everything we need!"
- On Marriage and Family Life by St. John Chrysostom
This will be our third year of continuing this wonderful
ministry! Family Night allows all of our
faithful to gather once a month as a family to enjoy fellowship, group
activities and breakout sessions. The evenings begin with a potluck supper and
followed by a group activity. Sometimes breakout sessions occur to discuss the
message or theme of the night, (sessions are typically divided into HOPE/JOY,
GOYA and adults). It is a night in which our entire parish is called to gather
and enjoy a family setting. The gatherings are not limited to families with children.