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CYC Sports Summit - Building Communities of Faith Through Sports

The CYC Sports Summit will be taking place on July 28th at the Cardinal Rigali Center. This is a half-day retreat style event with the theme of “Building Communities of Faith Through Sports.” Parents, coaches, parish volunteers, and priests are encouraged to come to learn more and brainstorm ways that you can build the athletics program in your community.

Key Speakers include:

  • Coach Bruce Scifres- Led Roncalli High School in Indianapolis to 6 State Championships as the Head Coach. Currently the Executive Director, Catholic Youth Organization, Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
  • Coach Julie Goessling Matheny- St. Joseph Academy Varsity Basketball Coach, recently elected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, former CYC Coach.
  • Mark Probst- Executive Secretary of the St. Louis Suburban Public High School Conference, CYC coach and former CYC District Baseball/Softball Director, High School Basketball/Baseball official, former high school athletic director.
  • Bill Bommarito- President of Coaching Coaches, former CYC Coach and Athletic Association President.

Consider coming to the Summit and pass this invitation along to others. It is going to be a great event. Only $15/person, and if you can get your Priest to come with you, he will be free!

For more information, to see the schedule, and to register, visit:

Any questions, please contact Jon Givens at

REAP Team Seeking Volunteers to Help with Youth Retreats!

The REAP Team is a retreat ministry of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, under the Catholic Youth Apostolate, in the business of providing seriously fun Catholic retreats for young people of all ages. Three staff members work alongside 100+ volunteers - from middle school students to retired folks - to help present engaging, meaningful, fun events. We serve over 11,000 people each year, reaching into parishes and schools in and around the Archdiocese with the joy that comes from knowing the Lord.

The REAP Team is incredibly proud of the work they do, but cannot do it alone! If you’ve ever thought that you might to like to serve with a ministry like this, good news: they’re accepting volunteers until July 15th!

There are no annual meetings, no minimum hours served, and no monthly dues - just an application process, a training day, and the freedom to sign up for retreats as your schedule allows! Check out this promo video for a better idea of what we do, our Instagram account for a feel of who we are, and the application at our website for more information.

And if the ministry isn’t the right place for you to serve, perhaps it’s the perfect fit for someone you know? Definitely make sure to share this opportunity with them! God bless!!

77th Year of CYC Archdiocesan Baseball/Softball Championships Began this Week

The 2018 CYC Archdiocesan Baseball/Softball Championships began on Wednesday and will continue through June 28th.  During the week of championships, 47 teams will complete in eight divisions. The North County and South County CYC Districts are hosting the championships, and games will be played at parishes throughout those areas.

You can view tournament information, including brackets, on the CYC Baseball page and the CYC Softball page.

This year marks the 77th anniversary of CYC Baseball/Softball Championships, which were first played in 1941.

We invite you to come out and cheer on the youth of our Archdiocese who proudly represent their teams and parishes!

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