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CYC Soccer and Volleyball Spirit Games Celebrate the Spirit of Saint Louis

Every year during Thanksgiving weekend, parishes participating in the CYC program are invited to send at least one 8th grade boy and girl to the Soccer & Volleyball Spirit of Saint Louis Games. These players join with other players from their CYC District to take part in friendly competition with teams from other Districts.

The young people chosen to be part of the Spirit Games are living examples of the spirit and principles the CYC has endeavored to teach the youth of the Archdiocese for over 75 years.  They have shown the dedication to their faith, strength of character and leadership that marked the life of our city's patron saint. Spirit Games participants receive a special certificate and a t-shirt and, most importantly, the knowledge that they are living their lives in the spirit of Saint Louis.

This year, the Soccer Spirit Games will be held on Saturday, November 25th at the Lou Fusz Soccer Complex in Creve Coeur, and the Volleyball Spirit Games will take place on Sunday, November 26th at Center St. Louis.

For more information about the CYC Soccer and Volleyball Spirit Games, visit the CYC Spirit Games page!

The Discipulus Institute Presents "The Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas"

The Discipulus Institute is the leading faith formation program for young adults in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, created by the Office of Young Adult Ministry in collaboration with Paul VI Institute. Discipulus courses are taught by experts in the area of study, and offer a deeper look into topics that will help young adults understand and practice their faith more fully. Course topics range within the realms of theology, philosophy, spirituality/prayer, and Scripture.

Discipulus classes have been wildly successful – drawing even 40 students to a 5 week course on Christology. Why are they so attractive? In speaking with young adults in our ministry, the message has been clear: Young adults crave formation, resources, and community. The Discipulus Institute meets these needs. Not only have attendees received exceptional theological, philosophical, and spiritual formation, but many have also found lasting fellowship in their classmates and even the teachers.

Registration is now open for the newest Discipulus course "The Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas" with Nathan Doerr.  The class will spur discussion and answer questions such as... What is so significant about the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas? Haven’t modern theologians found better ways to express the faith? How is this relevant to my spiritual life today?  Young adults are invited to come and find out the answers to these questions and more in this new Discipulus class that is sure to be illuminating and edifying for all.

The course starts at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary on November 16, from 7-8:30 pm and will meet for five Thursdays until December 21 (no class on Thanksgiving).

 The cost of the class is $25. There is no assigned text for this course. Register here!

CYC Sports to Honor Parish Sports Volunteers at 61st Annual CYC Awards Banquet

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 the Catholic Youth Apostolate-CYC Sports Department will host our 61st Annual Awards Dinner. CYC parish volunteers will be recognized for their outstanding service and dedication.  Please make plans to attend this year's event which will be held at the Clayton Plaza Hotel, and help us honor some of the great parish volunteers that have given so much time and effort to the CYC program!

 Please consider purchasing tickets and/or an ad to show support for our dedicated CYC parish volunteers who put in numerous hours keeping the parish sports programs going strong.

 For more details, visit or call the CYC Office at (314) 792-7256.

2017 District Person of the Year Award Recipients:

  • Jeff Antrainer - North County District (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)
  • Tom Borich - St. Charles District (Immaculate Conception-Dardenne)
  • Karen & Ed Naeger - South Central District (St. Gabriel the Archangel)
  • Gene Poisson - South County District (St. Joseph-Imperial)
  • Paul Counts - West County District (St. Joseph-Manchester)

2017 Sports Service Award Recipients:

  • Jim Temprano - Baseball Service (South Central District, St. Gerard Majella)
  • Mike Nolan - Basketball Service (South County District, Seven Holy Founders)
  • Bob Wendel - Soccer Service (South County District, St. Bernadette)
  • Tom Schmittgens - Softball Service (St. Charles District, St. Joseph-Cottleville)
  • Joyce Serangeli - Volleyball Service (St. Charles District, St. Elizabeth/St. Robert)
  • Craig Andrews - Lacrosse Service (South Central District, St. Margaret of Scotland)
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