Jr. G.O.Y.A.

Jr. GOYA is for 6th-8th graders and begins Monday, September 17, 2018.  Click HERE to view this year's calendar of activities! Gatherings will take place every other Monday 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, 1221 Riverwoods Rd., rented by Ascension during the construction project, unless a different location is specified.  

Click HERE to view the 2018/19 Calendar
Click HERE to download and print registration form.

About Joy & Jr. Goya

Our Jr. Goya Program is for 6th - 8th Graders and meets every other week 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


Click HERE for information on this year's topics and guidelines for participation!



  • The Greek Orthodox Metropolis Trivia Nite, Thursday, January 31, 2019.  Click HERE for more info!
  • Great Escape Winter Camp:  Registration is now open for Fanari Winter Camp 2019, which will be held March 22-24th at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. The camp is open to 6th – 11th graders and is limited to 75 spaces on a first come first serve basis. For more information and to register, click HERE.  
  • Metropolis Family Synaxis Retreat, March 30, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Oak Lawn 


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.


JR. GOYA 2018/19 Calendar




Host a Meal Sign-up




2018/19 Youth Registration Form 


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