GOYA

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.

GOYA News

Dear Parishioners,

I can hardly believe the summer has come to an end and we are now entering another ecclesiastical year.  Right before we all embarked on our exciting summer adventures, the new GOYA Board for 2019/2020 was sworn into office.  I am looking forward to an exciting year along with the other Board members. 

GOYA Board 2019 / 2020:

Teddy Kesoglou, President

Teddy Psarianos, Vice President

Christos Papamichael, Treasurer

Jennie Koutsouras, Recording Secretary

Mikey Kesoglou, Corresponding Secretary

Registration Sunday is September 8 after church services.  Please make sure you come and register.  In addition, you can also sign up if you are interested in joining the basketball team or volleyball team.  As a reminder, you must be registered for Sunday School to register for GOYA.

September promises to be an exciting month as we kick off our first GOYA meeting on Thursday, September 12 with an ice cream social.  It is a great time for our returning GOYAns to see each other after the summer break, share stories and eat some ice cream!  The first meeting will also be a great opportunity to meet the new GOYAns that are joining.  If you are a Greek Orthodox 7th -12th grader and have been considering joining GOYA please come to our ice cream social!   Email us at paramusgoya@gmail.com if you need additional information. 

Our sports season will begin immediately in September.  We look forward to a successful and fun season.  Make sure you reserve your Sunday afternoons for the exciting volleyball and basketball games.  Even if you aren’t planning on joining the team, you can just come out to support us!

A fun event that is also in September is the Holy Cross Celebration at Asbury Park.  Four of our GOYANs  will have the honor of diving for the Holy Cross.  We hope to see you all there cheering on our St. Athanasios representatives.  Good Luck to the participants!

Shortly after the Holy Cross Celebration our GOYA activities will be in full swing.  Our first dance is the bowling Dance in Fairview.   As we are beginning this GOYA year, I am committed as President to ensure this is a fun, memorable and productive year. We have many activities planned, such as religious retreats, Lock in, working together to give back to the community, fun trips and much more.  GOYA really is a place to meet friends that have the same faith and values.  GOYA is a time to create relationships and memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

With Love in Christ,

Teddy Kesoglou

GOYA President

GOYA Board

This year’s G.O.Y.A. Board:

Teddy Kesoglou, President

Teddy Psarianos, Vice President

Christos Papamichael, Treasurer

Jennie Koutsouras, Recording Secretary

Mikey Kesoglou, Corresponding Secretary

GOYA Advisors

Anthi Kesoglou   Head Advisor
Tonia Yiangou   Activities Advisor
Reina Phillips  Sports Advisor
Dee Hunter     Sights and Sounds Advisor
Lucy Papamichael    Treasurer
Joanne Glavas    Fundraising
Debbie Leakkas    Fundraising

for more information email: goya@stathanasiosnj.org