JOY / Jr. G.O.Y.A.

During the 2017/18 Ecclesiastical year, JOY/Jr. GOYA will explore the theme:  "The Saints as Role Models." Our gatherings take place on Monday evenings from 5:45 - 7:25 p.m. and begin with dinner together, followed by activities, discussions, games or special events.  All meetings will be held at the home just south of the Church, 1231 Riverwoods Rd., rented by Ascension during the construction project, unless a different location is specified.  This year's program begins Monday, September 11th at 5:45 p.m.

Click HERE to view 2017/18 Calendar
Click HERE to download and print registration form.

About Joy & Jr. Goya

Our Joy Youth Ministry Program is for 4th to 6th graders and our Jr. Goya Program is for 7th & 8th Graders.  Both groups meet weekly together on Monday evenings from 5:45 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.  These programs encourage our youth to develop their ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Church through a unique and positive Youth Ministry experience.  Learning opportunities are provided through experienced Youth Ministry Workers, offering religious education, arts and crafts, personal interaction, discussions, and service projects. 

Program and Material Fee:  $40


Jr. Olympics, Memorial Day Weekend, Sts. Constantine & Helen, Palos Hills


  • SESSION 1: JUNE 17-23
  • SESSION 2: JUNE 24-30
  • SESSION 3: JULY 8-14
  • SESSION 4: JULY 15-21
  • Registration opens, TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH AT 12 pm at

To enhance the fellowship component of this ministry, parents are kindly asked to provide meals on a weekly rotating basis. Please sign-up at the link below.  Meal suggestions are also inlcuded below.  If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office @ 847-482-1200.

JOY/JR. GOYA 2017/18 Calendar

Host a Meal Sign-up

2017/18 Youth Registration Form 

Meal Recommendations

Lenten Meal Recommendations

Our Faith

The Sacraments
One of the best-known prayers of the Orthodox Church speaks of the spirit of God being "present in all places and filling all things." This profound affirmation is basic to Orthodoxy's understanding of God and His relationship to the world. Learn more»