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Random Acts of Sportsmanship Spotted During CYC Basketball Season!

CYC Sports has a long tradition of providing children throughout the St. Louis area with the opportunities to compete with their parish and friends in a variety of sports.  For more than 75 years the CYC has been a ministry of the Catholic Church in St. Louis, sponsoring Archdiocesan playoffs, recognizing league, district and area wide champions.

In addition to recognizing winners of games, CYC staff feel it is imperative to search for and recognize acts of sportsmanship at athletic events.  They know that as a Catholic organization the CYC must help children to display their Christian values in all parts of their lives, especially during athletic competition.  In an effort to recognize and reward sportsmanship among CYC participants, the Random Act of Sportsmanship (RAS) program was initiated in 2009.

Hundreds of RAS have been reported since the program began, and as the 2018 CYC Basketball season is winding down, Random Acts of Sportsmanship are still occurring on courts all across the Archdiocese.

The latest RAS is about one coach's small act that impacted many:

St. Joseph-Manchester’s 8th Grade girls basketball team was scheduled to play its final game (ever again) at St. Clement. As the coach and players were warming up and getting set to do battle, St. Clement Coach Ryan Beller approached and asked if this was the St. Joe’s team’s last game. He said that he had purchased roses with ribbons in the school colors tied to them for the St. Joe's girls to give to their moms prior to the game.

In the words of another coach: “All I can say is WOW, what a classy and generous gesture by Coach Beller. In my humble opinion Coach Beller showed the girls, me, parents, and everyone in the gym Saturday what CYC sports are supposed to be about, and I thank and applaud him!!"

We encourage everyone to keep sending us RAS, and we will keep posting them. They stand as examples and inspiration for everyone who hears about them.

Keep your eyes open for those Random Acts of Sportsmanship by players, coaches, officials and fans. Then report them to the CYC Office. Simply send an email describing the act to:

To read more RAS stories on the CYC website, follow this link to the new RAS Page...

Tickets Still Available for the Fr. Scheid Players Spring Show - The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is pleased to announce that the Fr. William Scheid Players will open their 39th season with The Man Who Came to Dinner, a Broadway favorite about a noted cultural critic and radio show personality who, while on a national speaking tour visits the Ohio home of the prominent and conservative Stanley family. He slips on the ice, breaks his hip, and the local doctor says he must remain confined there. Whiteside turns the Stanley household upside down, forcing everyone in town to cater to his egotistical demands. A three-ring circus of machinations and celebrity appearances ensues.

This year’s cast features two priests of the Archdiocese, Monsignor Norb Ernst of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish and Fr. Bill Wigand of Regina Cleri, along with talented adult performers from the Archdiocese.

Performance dates are:

  • Friday, March 16 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 pm

We have a wonderful new venue for the spring play. All performances will be at the Heagney Theatre on the campus of Nerinx Hall High School, 530 E. Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, Missouri 63119.

All advanced tickets are $12 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at the door for $15. The theatre provides ample seating and parking. To order tickets, please mail your check along with the Ticket order form. For additional ticket information, please contact Ann Madden at or call (314) 605-7520.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets will be mailed until March 10th. For ticket orders received after that date, you will be notified by phone that your order was received, and your tickets will be held at the door.

To further help support the Catholic Youth Apostolate you may wish to consider placing an ad in our program book. This is a great opportunity to send a congratulatory message to one of the performers or to bring awareness of your business or ministry. Please download Ad Book Order Form for further information. The deadline for placing an ad is March 12. For more information about placing an ad, please contact Debby Mooney at (314) 853-7651 or email

All proceeds from performances benefit the ministries of the Catholic Youth Apostolate. Thank you for your continued support!!  We hope to see you at the show!!

Fr. Scheid Players Announce Dates/Auditions for Spring Play

The Fr. Scheid Players are happy to announce audition dates and times for their spring play, The Man Who Came To Dinner.  All auditions will be at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis MO 63119.

Auditions will take place on:

Sunday, January 28th at 2:00pm
Monday, January 29th at 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30pm

You will be asked to read a scene from the play for your audition. We need lots of men and women for this show, so please consider auditioning, and invite your family and friends!  The performances will be March 16th - 18th at Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves.

There is a scene in the play that calls for a children/teen chorus to sing Christmas carols. It would involve attending 1-2 rehearsals the week before the show and then being there for every performance. We do not need kids/teens to attend the auditions, but if you/they have an interest in being in this scene, email Dr. Karcher at or Debby Mooney at to let us know you are interested.

All proceeds from performances benefit the ministries of the Catholic Youth Apostolate.

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