CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION
CYO Sports is more than just a sports program—it is a ministry.
It is just one component of our parish’s comprehensive youth ministry program which enables the partnership of parents, coaches, priests, religious, teachers and adult leaders to manage and support a sports program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves and the Catholic faith.
Our CYO programs employ
healthy and enjoyable competition to promote the sharing of gospel values among athletes, parents, and coaches assists parish leadership in nourishing the emotional, spiritual, social, and physical needs of young people encourages young people to appreciate the gifts that they possess and challenges them to share these gifts with their community.
CYO at St. Mary Magdalen also allows youth to witness the life of Christian discipleship in their coaches and
adult leaders and encourages youth to become responsible
members of their faith community.
About the CYO Board
The SMM CYO Board is responsible for organizing and coordinating
all of the CYO athletic programs (listed above) for St. Mary Magdalen.
The Board also acts as SMM’s liaison to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO, organizes stewardship activities and team masses, hosts SMM sponsored athletic tournaments and conducts fundraising for the entire CYO program.
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CYO HAWK NEWS
WINTER CYO & COVID-19 NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT
For Immediate Release (10/2020)
The CYO Office is working diligently with the Office of Catholic Education and the leaders of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to provide a safe and effective avenue for youth sports to return. At this time, our Catholic School students and their safety remain a top priority. With many gymnasiums being used for classrooms, Mass overflow, and various other COVID-19 procedures, CYO would disrupt these procedures as well as our Catholic student cohorts inside our school buildings.
The CYO activities will remain suspended through the November 1 start date for Winter Sports, and the current proposed return date is January 4, 2021. This date, as with all decisions regarding this pandemic, remains fluid. We encourage our Athletic Directors and Volunteer Boards to facilitate their registrations and formulate a plan for return with their Pastor. If there is an opportunity to return prior to 1/4/21, the CYO Office and Regional Commissioners will provide any assistance necessary to aid the local levels in a safe and swift return to play for our kids.
Director of CYO Athletics
Archdiocese of Philadelphia