Parish Council

Festival News / Treasurer’s Update

This year’s festival once again was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the great food, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and taking in the atmosphere of our great church St. Athanasios. None of it would have been possible if it was not for all the parishioners that gave up a large part of their and their family’s time, by volunteering to ensure that the festival was a success. The volunteers, donors and their commitment to not only our parish, but to our community, show the best things about our church that you can’t find anywhere else. 

The festival activity currently is presented below.

Food Sales of $180,203.

Monetary Donations of $7,290

Income from Vendors & Festival Rides of $4,494

Revenue from Festival Banners of $9,750

Our financial result has presently indicated net proceeds of $107,298.  

Thank you for supporting St. Athanasios and look forward to another successful festival next year.

President’s Message

At this time, I am eager to welcome everyone back and begin our Ecclesiastical year together.  I hope that the summertime was filled with lots of sun and  fun for all your families.

I am pleased to announce that as a result of unceasing devotion and generosity of our many parishioners and donors, our Annual Festival as well as other Church fundraising events we held this year were a tremendous success!

This year offers the potential; to once again energize ourselves and do good works for the benefit of our community.  I have confidence that as a parish, we will continue to work together and commit ourselves to the continued progress of our Church.

This upcoming year, we have planned a number of affairs such as the summer camp, Annual Golf Tournament, New Year’s Eve Dance, St. Athanasios Feast Day Panigiri, Annual Festival, etc.  These events will once again require the selfless dedication and hard work of all of us.

On behalf of the Parish Council and myself, we thank you for your support!  The success of all these events could not be done without the guidance of our spiritual Father Anargyros and each and every one of your efforts and dedication.  I hope and pry that this New Ecclesiastical year brings our parish more growth in many ways.   

Thank You,

Andy Hios

Parish Council


Matching Donations from your companies

Many of you work for companies that match your donation to non-profit organizations. In addition to that some companies provide grants for your volunteer work and even have established foundation for projects or enhancements to our community building.

We know some of you have completed the necessary applications and our church is reaping the benefits of double the donation without any added financial stress on your budget. This is huge in these highly financially demanding times. We are in deep gratitude of those parishioners who have come through and we ask those who have similar opportunities in the companies they work for to follow through as well. The church council will aid in filling out any paperwork/applications and provide the necessary IRS non-profit affirmation letters to anyone who asks.

If you have any questions or if you need any help please come speak to us or contact the church office and Tina will put you in touch with us so we can give any help you may need to set this up with your companies.

St. Athanasios Church Council

Parish Council 2019:

President: Andy Hios
Vice President: Chuck Tsocanos
2nd Vice President: Spero Leakas
Treasurer: Dean Tomaras
Asst. Treasurer: Peter Paizis
Secretary: Manny Jouvanis

Tony Emmanouilidis
Jason Fink
Nick Gagis
Joanne Glavas
Othon Katechis
Emmanuel Kavrakis
Konstantinos Menegatos
Sam Poulis
George Siamboulis
Chuck K. Tsocanos
Paul Venizelos
Tonia Yiangou

For more information: parishcouncil@stathanasiosnj.org