Greek Orthodox Youth of America
6th – 12th Grade
WHAT IS GOYA? GOYA is a ministry for middle and high school youth, whose main purpose is to support Christian Youth through the development of friendships and a sense of communion with each other. Any student grades 6 – 12 who wants to participate in activities or fun, fellowship and service in a Christian environment is welcome. Friends of parishioners, seekers, and those looking for a safe environment of Christian love and support are always invited.
WHO LEADS GOYA? The GOYA leadership in our parish is comprised of Father James Foreso and volunteer Youth Advisors. We will also be looking for student volunteers to become Student GOYA Leaders, as well as parents to make up a Parental Advisory Board that will meet periodically to make suggestions and offer support for events.
6th – 12th Grade
A Special Ministry of GOYA is the basketball program. The annual Basketball Tournament has proven to be an excellent opportunity for the youth of our Church to come together in the name of Christ for fellowship and growth. The 2016 Tournament will be in Dallas, TX and will be held over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend. Registration forms and more details soon! Below, please find the name of our Coaches. Times for practice will be determined soon. Stay tuned!
- Jr. Girls Team (6th, 7th and 8th Grade) – Coach needed
- Jr. Boys Team: (6th, 7th and 8th Grade) – Coaches : Tommy Bealer, Tyler D’Egidio
- Sr. Girls Team: (9th – 12th Grade) – Coaches: Tori Bealer and Nina Coady
- Sr. Boys Team: (9th – 12th Grade) – Coaches: Chris Christopulos and Andre Moutsos
Wednesday Family Fellowship Nigh Schedule
- 4:45pm Chapel – Supplicatory (Paraklesis) Service
- 5:30pm Community Dinner Provided (Love offering welcome)
- 6 – 7pm Youth Greek/Ethnic Dance
- 7 – 8pm Jr. GOYA Basketball Practice
- 8 – 9pm Sr. GOYA Basketball Practice
Save the date!!!
Please note: More details regarding the upcoming GOYA activities will be communicated through Parish Bulletins, Newsletters and Emails. If you would like to be included on the GOYA contact/e-mailing list please contact Father Jimi Foreso at FrJimi@stcatheirnechurch.org.
- Sunday, October 25 – GOYA Service Project at the Denver Rescue Mission
- Friday, November 20 – Sunday, November 22 – Estes Park Retreat with Sts. Peter and Paul (Please see flyer below)
- Saturday, November 28 – Bowling at Brunswick Zone
- Saturday, December 19 – Sam Sandos Christmas Baskets Project