YOUNG ADULT FELLOWSHIP
The Young Adult Fellowship of Saint Steven's Cathedral
provides regular educational and fellowship opportunities for
young adults. Regular monthly fellowships are held at the
Cathedral on the first Sunday of each month. Fellowship
discussion groups are also held in individual homes throughout
the parish. The annual Lenten Retreat, "Hollywood Bowl
Outing" and "Young Adult Picnic" are examples of the events
sponsored by the Fellowship. Father Norman Kosanovich is
the coordinator of the program.
The young adults embraced this feast day and saint for many reasons. Saint Nicholai, while serving the Church both in the United States and elsewhere, always took an interest in the education of families and young adults. Also, he was one of the bishops who consecrated Saint Steven's Cathedral church in October, 1952. For these and other reasons, this feast day was selected to be the slava observance for our young adult fellowship.
REGULAR MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
Cathedral/Home Fellowships (Father Norman)
These gatherings provide opportunities for discussion on a variety of topics relating to our diverse lives and shared Faith, as well as for coordinating and updating everyone regarding our fellowship activities.
Cathedral Tutors & Greeters (Christopher Savic)
Integration of the young adults into the life of the Cathedral includes regular participation as tutors and greeters on at least the first Sunday of the month. These duties entail preparing the Cathedral for services, offering a warm greeting, selling candles, distributing bulletins and ushering congregants.
"Adopt-a-Meal” at Pasadena Mission (Sanja Pearce)
This commitment is to prepare a full dinner for the Mission's homeless and staff volunteers on the fourth Monday of each month. Sanja solicits the monthly coordinators who pick their own crew of three. The process is so simple and organized that past crews have included school children! Our young adults have provided this ongoing community outreach for over five years!
REGULAR ANNUAL ACTIVITIES
Lenten Retreat (Fr. Norman)
Slava Observance (yearly Kumovi)
Scheduled on the second or third weekend of Great Lent, the retreat has been described in the following ways by some of the regular attendees: “It's the way I charge my spiritual battery;” “It's perfect because it makes me stop everything else in my life and actually leave town for a weekend, so I really focus on what we talk about and the people there with me;” “It's more meaningful to me during Lent because it helps me prepare for Easter.”
The 8 th Annual Lenten Retreat will take place March 23-25, 2007 .
In observance of St. Nikolai's feast day, May 3, the young adults gather for the blessing, turning and distributing of the Kolach just before the lunch they prepare is served in the social hall.