Mahragan Al-Keraza’ 2012 Final Competition – September 22, 2012

An interesting Final Competition of Mahragan Al-Keraza this year @Mississauga Church (Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius) on September 22, 2012.
 
Multiple groups of our Church’ Kids, Youth and even Adults (For the first year) have participated in Spiritual, Drama, Coptic, Writing, Arts, Sports, Choir, Chess and Table Tennis.
 
Thank God:  This is our third year in a row to participate in this great Coptic event worldwide.
 
We thank all servants in Mississauga and our beloved Church for investing tremendous amount of efforts and time to organize and conduct this event.  We ask the Lord to reward them all and bless our Coptic Church all over the World.
 
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Graduation Day – August 26, 2012

Our beloved SMSJB Church celebrated in August 26, 2012 the Graduation Day of her Youth:
 
  • Youth graduated to High School
  • Youth graduated to University
  • Youth ready for Career Opportunities
 
After the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Daniel on behalf of the Congregation distributed a gift for each individual, wishing him/her a blessed and fruitful new school year and prosperous career opportunity.
 
Congratulations to our Youth and their families.  God bless them and all our Church’s activities.
 
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Kids’ Summer Camp – July 10 to August 24, 2012

We thank our Dear Lord for a second Kids’ Summer Camp full of Kids’ learning, practices, fun, sports and more from July 10th to August 24th, 2012.

There were plenty of activities: Bible Contests, Behavior lessons, Talent shows, Mahragan and Convention practices, Hymns, Cooking class, Science experiment, craft, games(Outdoor and Indoor), French class, Academic lessons, video games and movies.

Each Friday during the course of this Summer Camp, there was a trip for the kids. They visited Cedar Park, Liverpool Beach and Park, and Petticoat Creek Conservation Park and Swimming pool.

Thanks a lot to everyone who invested his/her time and effort to leverage this ministry and get our kids together to collaborate in a great manner. Special thanks to G7 and G8 and our Youth Group for their mentoring and supporting all our beloved kids.

God reward you all many folds and bless our beloved kids.

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G3 to G6 Coptic Children Convention – August 17 to 19, 2012

Our beloved G3 to G6 Kids contributed this year in the Coptic Children Convention (CCC) from Aug 17 to 19, 2012.

The Kids studied the whole Book of Acts and 12 chapters from the Book of Genesis. In addition, they studied about Coptic Church history, Coptic language and Hymns.

G3 to G6 Kids had lots of fun in a spiritual environment by playing sports, doing crafts, attending very funny plays, singing Christian songs, presenting their drama “The Heavenly Express”, watching other churches’ drama and attending Divine Liturgy every day.

God bless all our beloved Kids and reward all Servants who invested their time and put lots of efforts to build prosperous Christian Kids.

Thank you All.

With the grace of Our Lord, our beloved Kids did very well in the Convention competitions even with the short time preparation: Some got 3rd place trophy in Drama for performing “The Heavenly Express” play. They got 8 FIRST places medal for memorization, 6 FIRST places trophies in Bible study, one FIRST place trophy in Church study, 4 Second places in Church Study, 3 third places prizes in Church Study, one FIRST place trophy in Coptic study, and one second place in Coptic study.

Our beloved SMSJB Church appreciated their achievements and rewarded them all in August 26, 2012 right after the Divine Liturgy.

Congratulations and God bless all our beloved Kids (Keep it up).

Kenya High School Mission Trip – July 29 to August 11, 2012

Twenty people, under the leadership of Father Daniel Bessada, served on this mission trip in charity, spiritual, and medical services.
 
Our SMSJB High School Group Mission visited Nairobi and Maseno in Kenya:  They visited the RAHA Kids Center in Nairobi, 2 Orphanages in Maseno, A Prison that holds 480 male prisoners, and went on many house visitations.  They also visited a church in the village of Bondo, that is a hut and needs to be built.
 
Each day, they had Quiet Time from 7-8 AM, Prime prayer from 8-8:30 AM, Reflection from 8:30-9:30 AM, Evening Quiet Time from 6-7 PM, Evening Prayer from 8-8:30 PM, and a Bible Study from 8:30-9:30 PM.
 
Click Kenya Mission’ 2012 to read more details about this successful Mission Trip.

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Golden Beach Trip for G5 to G8 Group – July 26-27, 2012

Our SMSJB G5 to G8 Group organized a two-days trip to Golden Beach on Rice Lake from July 26 to July 27, 2012.

They enjoyed the boating and fishing there as well as the outdoor swimming pool. They had fun on the Playground, Paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, Fitness Centre and biking.

Fr. Daniel joined them to conduct spiritual sessions and they had bible study sessions too.

Thanks everyone (Servants and Youth Helpers) for the time and effort they spent to offer spiritual and recreational benefits for G5 to G8 Group. God reward you all many folds.

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Kenya Mission Trip – University and Graduates Group – May 08th to 19th, 2012

Our Church beloved university and graduated group went on a mission trip to Kenya where they spent few days in Nairobi and Maseno. Visited Raha Kids; a wonderful place for orphans. Stayed at the Coptic Mission Compound, had the opportunity to serve kids, youth, families and seniors through organized spiritual days at different churches, home visitations and one on one talks. This Short-term mission trip was an awesome opportunity for personal spiritual growth. It left a lasting impact on the community as well as on the individual missionaries. The youth group and councilors were very effective in organizing the trip. Through their dedication to prayer, quiet time, bible study and tireless efforts in preparing stories, sermons, songs, crafts, games and social activities, they were able to reach out to many people and touch their lives. They enjoyed the wonderful scenery when climbing hills early in the morning prior to sun rise for quiet time with God; also, through the amazing nature through day trip safari.
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Kids’ Easter Presentation – April 22, 2012

With the blessed spirit of Easter, our beloved SMSJB Kids performed Easter Presentation outstandingly on SUN April 22nd, 2012 right after the Divine Liturgy.
 They started the Presentation by the Pope Tribute, followed by Angels’ Choir, G1 to G3 Play “Dreams Come True”, G1 and G2 Choir, Pope Shenouda’s Poems, G4 to G6 Performance “Lead Me to the Cross”, G3 to G6 Choir, and G6 to G8 Play “I am Free.”
Abouna distributed Easter’s gifts to all our beloved kids and thanked them for their outstanding performance and commitments to all practice’ sessions.
We thank everyone who participated with his/her time and effort to organize this Presentation and celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection.
May the blessings and joy of Resurrection encompass us all.
 
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Youth Day – March 18, 2012

Our beloved Church scheduled a Youth Day post SUN Divine Liturgy on Mar 18th at St. John the Beloved’s building.  Our guest speaker was Dr. George Tadros (Buffalo, NY, USA). 
He spoke about how H.H. Pope Shenouda III formed our Coptic Church Identity and how we can form and shape our own Christian Identity. 
In addition, he raised an important topic about being a Christian in different ways:  Physically and Morality, contemplation in the Divine Liturgy, and how Communion strengthens our spiritual life and mind.
 
We thank Dr. George for his time and effort, and looking forward to seeing him again.
Please keep our Church’s ministries posted in your prayers.
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G5 to G8 Sleepover @Church – March 16-17, 2012

During the March Break, our beloved Church organized a sleepover for G5 to G8 at St. John the Beloved’s building from Mar 16 to 17, 2012. 
Our Youth Group was serving in this event.  All our beloved kids enjoyed the time, had lots of fun, got together for prayer time, bible time, food time and lots of games as usual.
 
Our beloved kids posted a bunch of requests to repeat this event again and again.
 
We ask the Lord to bless our kids and reward all servants who prepared and managed this event.
 
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