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Special Olympics Awareness Day 2015
On Sunday October  18th SOYO Teens from across the Archdiocese will work to raise over $65,000 through SOYO Awareness Day.

Online Donations may be made at:  - select SOYO Special Olympics

Special Olympics Sports Camp - hosted, paid for, and Sponsored by NAC Teen SOYO

Parishes May download the following files to help in their Special Olympics Awareness Day Effort to be held October 18, 2015.


Bulletin Inserts for The Sunday Before SOAD - October 11, 2015

JPG Images of various sizes for October 11th (zipped file)

Bulletin Inserts for The Sunday of Special Olympics - October 18, 2015

JPG Images of various sizes for October 18th (zipped file)

2015-2016 SOYO Officers elected at the

Archdiocese Convention in Boston

SOYO with Patriarch JOHN X and Metropolitan JOSEPH

2015-2016 Newly elected NAC SOYO Officers

President: Kamal N Hourani - from the Diocese of Worcester and New England -

Vice-President: Munir Pavez - from the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America -

Secretary: Rebekah Bandy - from the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast -

Treasurer: Gianmarco Petrelli - from the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest -

"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord."

Joshua 24:15

2016 Bible Bowl and Oratorical Information Sheet pdf

We Congratulate the 2015 Francis Maria Scholarship Recipients:

Each of the following people were awarded a scholarship in the amount of $2,500, on July 25, 2015 at the Archdiocese Convention in Boston.

2015 Francis Maria Scholarship 

Elizabeth Waters

Thomas Joseph Perry

Mary Catherine Huneycutt

Layla Najjar

Steven Andrew Pisarchuk

Nicole Nassif

Anastasia Trenham

Natalie Saliba

Justine Younes

Emily Webster

Gabriel Z Smith

NAC Teen SOYO is now on social media!  Like our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @NACSOYO to stay updated with all things SOYO!

Fr. Joseph Purpura's new Twitter account is: @FrPurpura
follow to get news on Teen SOYO and the Youth activities of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.

October is Youth Month

Each October the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Celebrates its youth and creates opportunities for youth to become more active in the Liturgical life of the Church.  Read more..
NAC SOYO Officers:

President: Kamal N Hourani,



Vice President: Munir Pavez,
Treasurer: Gianmarco Petrelli,
Secretary: Rebekah Bandy,
Spiritual Advisor: V. Rev. Fr. Michael Laffoon,
Chairman of the Archdiocese Department of Youth and Parish Ministries: V. Rev. Dr. Joseph F. Purpura:
North American Council of SOYO

P.O. Box 389
Westwood, MA 02090
Phone number: 1-781-255-1757