A great 'thank you' to our students!

posted Dec 6, 2011, 4:12 PM by fr.irenei@stjohnsacademysf.org
On Sunday, 5th December, our High School students arrived en masse to assist Matushka Larissa Belikow in running this year's Gingerbread Fayre at the Cathedral -- and our younger students followed them, together with many students from the Russian School and the wider parish community, to take part in an event that has become a wonderful tradition of the Sobor.

All the funds raised from the large event go to support the St. Herman's West youth conference: a wonderful annual event in which our students themselves participate.

All of us at St. John's Academy are delighted that the event was such a great success -- filled with energy and joy, and a great boon to the community. We're also proud of, and wish to thank, our High School students who joyfully volunteered their time and enthusiasm in helping. The best words of thanks come from the event's organiser herself:

Dear Father Irenei, St John's Administration, Parents and Volunteers!

I cannot, in words, begin to thank each and every one of you, personnally, for the AMAZING job each of you had done on behalf of St Herman's Youth Conference.

All of you were so kind to the parents and children, showing lots of love and support to our children, our community, and our Church with a helping hand that was filled with fun and laughter.

You each helped make over $4,200 to benefit this year's Western American Diocese Youth Conference -- BRAVO!!!!!!

I am very proud of each and every one of you, with the professional work ethics and responsibitlity that you had shown to our Church and community's parents and children.

Please pass on my thanks to anyone I may have missed, as truly God will reward you for all your efforts!

My sincerest 'thank you' to you all for making this event a huge success!

Matushka Biba