GOYA BOARD

2018 FALL TERM

President: Alexandra Ritorto
Vice President: Alex Hellinghausen
Vice President:  Athena Sekera   
Treasurer:  Nick Chatzopoulos
Rec Sec: Gregory Haralampoudis   
Text Secretary:  Nicole Generelli
 
WINTER TERM 2018/19
 
President:  Victoria Ritorto
Vice President: Chris Cerny
Vice President: Nick Hellinghausen 
Vice President: George Paragioudakis
Treasurer: Maria Fotopoulos 
Rec Secretary: Rafaella Lambrinos     
Text Sec: Ria Kiafoulis

 

SPRING TERM 2019

President: Stefanos Eugenis
President:  Peter Teevan 
Vice President: Markos Eugenis
Vice President: Maria Natsis
Vice President: Jaime Lemire
Treasurer: Nick Chatzopoulos
Rec Secretary:  Annie Papageorge  
Text Sec: Alex Chrystal 
 

 



ADVISORS

George Moutis

Anja Chantzopoulos

Presbytera Angela Eugenis

 Denise Natsis

Pauline McHugh

Renee Panagos

George Costidis Athletic Director

 

 Any question, Email Us 


 

St. George - GOYA
Welcomes 7th to 12th Graders

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Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, is the ministry created for teens to experience the Orthodox Faith and foster a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. By becoming active, sacramental members of the living Church through community service and philanthropic endeavors, they stay connected to the Church and build their Christian foundation for their adults lives. 

GOYA basis its ministry on four elements (Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship). Service is a priority for our GOYA. The teens are actively involved throughout the year with various charities and local events. 

Worship and Witness are part of the Monthly GOYA Meetings, the two Lock-In Retreats, Sunday School, as well as various times throughout the year including Holy Week. The teens enjoy being an integral part of the Church including helping in the Altar, singing in the Choir, decorating the Epitaphio on Good Friday, diving for the cross during the Elevation of the Cross celebration, assisting with the spring and fall clean up at our cemetery. 

GOYA also has social, cultural, and athletic aspects as well. The Metropolis of New Jersey, a composition of all Greek Orthodox Churches in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, hosts multiple events that enable GOYA members to interact with others of the same faith and upbringing. These events range from dances and athletic tournaments to cultural festivals and competitions in which GOYA chapters perform authentic Greek folk dances, songs and dramas in an effort to celebrate and preserve the Greek culture. 

Our Mission is to educate our teens so they remain close to God and our Orthodox Christian faith through spiritual, athletic, social and cultural events. Father Andrew Eugenis and the GOYA Advisors help to fulfill the GOYA ministry and work together to keep our GOYANs connected to the Orthodox Church as good standing stewards and Christians.

PATRON SAINTS OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Great are the achievements of faith! In the fountain of flame, as by the water of rest, the Three Holy Children rejoiced.
And the Prophet Daniel proved a shepherd of lions as of sheep. By their prayers, O Christ God, save our souls.
Apolytikion of Daniel the Prophet and the Three Holy Youths

 

Mr. and Miss Jr. GOYA 2018 - 2019

from St. George GOYA

Miss Penny Demetriades and Mr. Stefanos Eugenis

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During the Pageant

 

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Presentation to the Congregation

 

Join us on Facebook in our Closed GOYA Group

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GOYA 2018-19 Calendar
(Calendar is subject to change) details under NEWS tab

 
November
 
 3         Bowling Tournament 
 3         SAT Date 
 7         Executive Board Meeting
11        GOYA Meeting – Parent Meeting 
21        Exec Board meeting (boards 1 & 2)
26        NNJYC/PVP Meeting at Westfield   
25        Put up Christmas Giving Tree
 
 
 
December
 
 1       Beacon Article due
 1       Cemetery Clean-Up 10am-1pm
 7       Bridges Sandwish Prep Trenton
 8       Bridges delivery @Newark
 9      GOYA meeting 2nd   board takes Oath –
 9      Parents Meeting
14-15-16 Christmas Caroling  
25      Christmas Morning Gift Giving
27      Christmas Dance at AP/OCEAN
 
 
 January 2019
 
 3        Executive board meeting 
 4        Ice skating Wall Arena
 6        Goya meeting 
19       FDF Dance weekend
28       NNJYC/PVP Meeting
28       White Out Dance- Tenafly 
 
 
February 2019
 
 1-3       Winter Retreat. 
 6         Executive Board Meeting 
10        GOYA meeting
10        Parents Meeting 
15        Valentine’s Dance - UNION   
18        NNJYC/PVP Meeting at Westfield
27        Combined Executive Board Meeting (2nd and 3rd Term) 
 
 
 
March 2019
 
 3        Sights & Sounds (Del Valley) 
 9        SAT Date 
10        GOYA meeting- 3rdexecutive board takes Oath 
11        Clean Monday LENT begins
12        Submit field requests to Ocean Twp. for Soccer & Track 
19        NNJYC/PVP Meeting at Westfield 
23        Cemetery Clean up
24        Greek Independence Day Parade 
29-30   Over-night Lock-in & GOYA
 
 GOYA
BASKETBALL/VOLLEYBALL
  2018-2019



Oct 14 vs Flemington @ Flemington

Oct 28 vs Toms River @ Toms River
Nov 11 vs Westfield @ Home
Nov 18 vs Holmdel @ Home
Dec 9 vs Trenton @ Trenton
Dec 16 vs Piscataway @ Home
 
AWAY GAMES       HOME GAMES 
2pm Volleyball     3pm Volleyball
3pm Jr Boys          4pm Jr Boys
4pm Sen Boys        5pm Sen Boys
 

 Come CHEER US on!