Sunday, May 1, 2016



GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America) at Ascension Cathedral

Our GOYA is comprised of 6th – 12th graders and meets once a month for get-togethers and events. We participate in annual events such as the Bay Area Volleyball Tournament (in San Jose, CA), and other GOYA functions throughout our Metropolis (such as Lenten Retreats and etc.).

If you know someone who would like to meet other Orthodox Christians their age, or just someone who is interested in learning more about the Orthodox Faith, and is in 6th – 12th grades, please contact our Youth Coordinator for a complete list of upcoming meetings.

Please go to the GOARCH page for more information on GOYA in general as well as our national programs!

Also check out GOYA on Facebook!

GOYA FOR 2011 WILL MEET EVERY 3RD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH! We will also be putting up a YOUTH CALENDAR on the regular web-site Ascension Calendar.

We need help in 2011-2012!
– Food Coordinator
– Communications Assistant
– Trips/Events Coordinator
– Diakonia/Service Project Coordinator.

Please contact Fr. Nebojsa in order to help with these areas!

Our Next gathering is October 16th! See you all after church on the 16th!!

Some of last year’s events:


Jr. GOYA Schedule through January 2011


Our very own GOYA member George Pappas had a huge victory in Piedmont High’s lacrosse game Friday night (April 22nd) vs Bishop O’Dowd. He played the entire game for Varsity against the biggest rivals Piedmont High plays against – the very large Catholic High School within their own division. It was his first Varsity start as a 10th grader, which is quite the accomplishment! He really stepped up to the plate, had a record number of saves and was awarded the game ball. Fans were even shouting: “Georgie, Georgie, Georgie” in support of his performance. Even at the post game celebration, he was applauded as a hero! For him and his family, and our whole community, it was an incredible evening, and those of us who were there were so proud to watch him in front of a big crowd! If you are interested in the article and the photo from the Piedmont Post… !