GOYA Introduction

Boys and girls between the ages of 12-18 are welcome to join the G.O.Y.A. Various athletic, social and religious activities are held as well as other programs. The G.O.Y.A. meets once a month on Thursdays.


Dear Parishioners,

Our GOYA was extremely active these past few months. We hosted our second annual Beefsteak Dinner on February 11. This successful event raised approximately $5,000. With this money, we intend to purchase new chairs for the parish community center. We also recently placed 6th overall in the statewide Sights and Sounds competition. Our GOYANS excelled and had fun creating, the many crafts and participating in the performances.
While we are in the middle of the Lenten season, our GOYA will be hosting a Lenten dinner following the pre-sanctified liturgy on Wednesday March 22. Every year our GOYA attends these services and provides an excellent Lenten Meal for our Church Community. On March 26, we will be attending the Greek Independence Day Parade in New York City. This is an excellent event for us to showcase our beautiful Greek heritage and demonstrate our pride.
Every year, our GOYA holds a special event to celebrate our successful year of hard work and accomplishments. This year, we will be going on a dinner cruise around New York City, as this will be an excellent event to look back on another successful year.
During Memorial Day weekend, our GOYA will be competing in the GOYA Olympics held Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Our GOYANS will be competing in a variety of athletic events including running, jumping, swimming, and volleyball. This event will culminate our year, as this will be the last activity for the whole Metropolis.

With Love in Christ

St. Athanasios GOYA

With Love In Christ,

The Goya Executive Board

GOYA Board

This year’s G.O.Y.A. Board:


President:                                Joseph Jouvanis

Vice President:                         Pennie Papamichael

Treasurer:                                Charlotte Joannidis

Recording Secretary:                Zoi Larosiliere

Corresponding Secretary:         George Makris


Head:                                       Manny Jouvanis

Asst. Head:                               Reina Phillips

Activity Advisor:                        Sophia Makris

S & S Advisor:                           Dee Hunter

Sports Advisor:                          Paul Venizelos


Registration:                            Dee Hunter

Finance:                                  Nick Joannidis

Fundraising:                            Debbie Leakas

Assistants:                   Angela Koutsouras, Lucy Papamichael

Coffee Hour:                            Vanessa Juvelis-Mitchell

Assistants:                   Karen Scoullos, Maria Salemme

Dance:                                     Reina Phillips

Assistants:                   Joanne Glavas, Vanessa Juvelis-Mitchell

Sights & Sounds Assistants:     Dee Hunter

Assistants:                    Kally Williams, Vicky Larosiliere

Summer Camp

The Linwood-MacDonald YMCA Center Branchville, New Jersey
JOY (ages 8-12): July 9-15, 2017
GOYA #1 (ages 13-18): July 16-22, 2017
GOYA #2 (ages 13-18): July 23-30, 2017
GOYA Campers can register for one or both sessions.

For more information call the Metropolis Youth Offices @ 908-301-0500,
or e-mail dnphilotheos@nj.goarch.org

for more information email: goya@stathanasiosnj.org