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Young Girls Grow Deeper Understanding Of Mary, Reflect On Selves

Day Of Discipleship

Over two hundred girls active in scouting programs around the St. Louis area gathered last week for Day of Discipleship, a day of prayer and reflection based on a faith-formation program offered by the Office Of Catholic Scouting Ministry called Mary, The First Disciple.

Mary, The First Disciple

Mary, The First Disciple is a Catholic faith-formation program that focuses on Mary as a model of openness and spirituality for young Catholic girls. Although it is popular in scouting programs, it’s available to all Catholic girls in grade levels seven through twelve. The purpose of this formation program is to encourage girls to deepen their understanding of Mary as the earliest follower of Jesus.

Participants worked diligently over the past year or more to complete this formation program, which will formally conclude on Presentation Sunday (March 8, 2015) when they will be awarded at the Cathedral Basilica.

For more information on Mary, The First Disciple, or to purchase the project book that accompanies it, please visit the Office Of Catholic Scouting website.

Day Of Discipleship

Over 170 girls participated in Day Of Discipleship on Saturday, November 15th. The event began with a prayer service at the St. Vincent de Paul chapel in the Rigali Center. Following the prayer service, discussions took place in the form of share groups lead by trained adult moderators. By the end of the day, participants had the opportunity to develop insights into their personalities, friends, parents, and the world around them. It was an opportunity for the girls to grow in appreciation of Mary and to develop a deeper understanding of themselves.

Girls participating in Mary, The First Disciple are required to attend Day Of Discipleship to receive their award. Girls who could not attend Day Of Discipleship had the opportunity to attend Evening Of Discipleship on Thursday, November 20th.

CYC Soccer Kicks Off Annual Archdiocesan Playoffs

Girls' Soccer Playoffs 2014

Girls’ Soccer

The annual Archdiocesan Playoffs are in full force as teams from all five districts compete for the championship. Playoffs for Girls’ Soccer began on Tuesday, November 11th and continue through Saturday, November 15th. The South-Central District is hosting this year’s event.

All five districts have sent a combined total of eight teams per age group to compete in the playoffs. For a complete list of brackets, schedules, and results, please visit

Boys’ Soccer

Archdiocesan Playoffs for Boys’ Soccer will take place this year between Wednesday, November 19th and Sunday, November 23rd. The St. Charles District is hosting this year’s event. Come cheer on your favorite players as they compete, and don’t forget to bring your winter coat!

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, please contact your team coach. Updates will also be posted at

CYC Sports Volunteers to be Honored at 58th Annual Sports Banquet

                          Fr. Brian Fischer Offers the Blessing at the 2011 CYC Sports Award Banquet

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 the Catholic Youth Apostolate - CYC Sports Department will host its 58th Annual Awards Dinner.  CYC volunteers will be recognized for their service and dedication.  Please make plans to attend this year's event which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Saint Louis-Clayton, and help us honor some of the great volunteers that have given so much time and effort to the CYC program!

If you would like to help celebrate our CYC volunteers, please download the Ticket Form and Program Ad Form. For more information, contact Andrea at (314) 792-7256.

The 2013 and 2014 CYC District Person of the Year Award Recipients are:

  • Mike Moehlenkamp - North County District (St. Norbert)
  • Paul Bober - North County District (Holy Name of Jesus)
  • Bryan Hoff - St. Charles District (St. Paul in St. Paul)
  • Joyce Serangeli - St. Charles District (St. Elizabeth/St. Robert)
  • Dennis Heitert - South Central District (Ste. Genevieve DuBois)
  • Clay Cary - South Central District (St. Gerard Majella)
  • Dino Picha - South County District  (St. Margaret Mary Alacoque)
  • Sue Baumgartner - South County District (St. Catherine Laboure)
  • Patty Borst - West County District (Ascension in Chesterfield)
  • John D'Agostino - West County District (St. Alban Roe)

The 2014 CYC Sports Service Award Recipients are:

  • Doug Romano - Baseball Service (South County District, St. Joseph in Imperial)
  • John Monda - Basketball Service (South County District, St. Catherine Laboure)
  • Mike Cahill - Soccer Service (St. Charles District, St. Joseph-Cottleville)
  • Keith Nieman - Softball Service (South Central District, Epiphany of Our Lord)
  • Kathi Bacott - Volleyball Service (South County District, Immaculate Conception-Arnold)
  • Walt Anger - Track Service (North County, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne)


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