Jr. G.O.Y.A.

Our Jr. GOYA is for 6th-8th graders and meets every week on Monday evenings from 6 - 7:30 p.m.  The program encourages our youth at a pivotal age to develop their ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Church through a unique and positive youth ministry experience.   Meetings consist of relevant discussions and learning opportunities, crafts, personal interaction, games, field trips and service projects. 

In the 2021-22 Ecclesiastical Year, Fr. Sotiri will present the theme "Finding Christ".  Several fun activities will help carve out a calendar filled with faith, friendship and fellowship!   JOIN US!

Click HERE for the 2021-22 Schedule

We look forward to a wonderful year!  



    Join us on on Friday, October 15th when we welcome Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis from St. John the Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida, who will present a program for our youth entitled, “Encouraging Each Other.” Fr. Stavros is a very motivational and engaging speaker who has many years of experience ministering to youth. The evening will be filled with spiritual nourishment, fellowship and fun! Parents, this is a drop-off event.  Click HERE for more information and to RSVP by October 12th.

    Fanari Camp is open to rising 6th grade through rising 12th grade campers.  The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago will open registration for the summer 2022 Fanari came on March 7, 2022, at noon.   Visit the site to get more information on Counselor Opportunities.  The 2022 Summer camp dates are:

    Session 1: Sunday, June 19 – Saturday, June 25, 2022
    Session 2: Sunday, June 26 – Saturday, July 2, 2022
    Session 3: Sunday, July 3 – Saturday, July 9, 2022
    Session 4: Sunday, July 10 – Saturday, July 16, 2022
    Session 5: Sunday, July 17 – Saturday, July 23, 2022

    Fanari Camp FACEBOOK Page and Instagram 

      The 2021 St. John Chrysostom Ascension Oratorical Festival took place in mid April.  We thank our participants for sharing their God-given talents with us, and we appreciate all the time and dedication they put forth for their submissions. Their speeches, essays, poetry, chanting, and iconography were truly inspiring! A recording of this year's Oratorical program is available HERE and photos from this joyous event are posted in our website gallery HERE. Great job!   The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese along with our Metropolis typically announces the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival in February of March each year.  Don’t miss the opportunity to show your God-given talents as a writer, speaker, artist and vocalist by participating in next year's program.  Details will be posted when available.  

  • Y2AM Ministry At Home Resources   Check this wonderful resource out!