CYO Region 1: Welcome

CYO Region 1 Leagues
Baseball     Basektball - High School Girls    
Basketball - Grade School Girls "A"     Basketball - High School Boys    
Basketball Grade School Boys "B"     Basketball-Grade School Boys "A"    
Basketball-Grade School Girls "B"     Cadet Basketball    
Soccer     Softball    
Track     Volleyball - Grade School    
Volleyball - High School    

Welcome to CYO Region 1!

Welcome to the web site for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Catholic Youth Organization's Region 1. Our Region consists of fifteen parishes located in Northeast Philadelphia, and as of Fall 2010, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Catholic Youth Organization is a component of the Office for Catholic Education.

The CYO program at the regional and parish level is staffed entirely by volunteers giving their time to help the children of our parishes learn fair play, teamwork, and sportsmanship as well as our Catholic principles.

The Coordinator of Athletic Ministry for Region One is John Doherty. John can be reached by E-mail at john@doherty7.com  

Our Region strives to follow the Archdiocese's Mission Statement, which states:

CYO Sports is one component of a 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 Catholc Faith.

Such a program:

  • employs a healthy and enjoyable competition to promote the sharing of gospel values among parents, athletes and coaches.
  • assists parish leadership in nourishing the emotional, spriritual, 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.
  • allows youth to witness the life of Christian Discipleship and in their coaches and adult leaders.
  • encourages youth to become responsibile members of their faith community.

Thanks for visiting our site, and we hope you enjoy your visit. Please come back often!

The Parishes of Region I:

Christ the King; Maternity BVM; Our Lady of Calvary; Presentation BVM; Resurrection; St. Anselm; St. Cecilia; St. Christopher; St. Dominic; St. Jerome; St. Katherine; St. Martha; St. Martin; St. Matthew; and St. Timothy.  



Wednesday, April 16
Best Wishes for a Blessed Easter!

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     The Board, Commissioners and Athletic Directors of Region One would like to wish one and all the happiest, healthiest and most Blessed of Easters!  We hope you are able to spend this Holy time with family and friends, and that you keep those less fortunate in your prayers.

     God bless!



Wednesday, April 2
Coaches vs Cancer B League Tournament

Thank you to everyone who participated in and contributed to the B League Basketball Coaches vs Cancer Tournament in February.  We raised $1325.00 during the event.  Thank you to Rich Salamone of St Martha and Trish Decker of St Tims for hosting the tournament.

A Note to Our Visitors ...

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     We hope you find the Region's site helpful and informative and we thank you for visiting!  If there is something you feel would be a positive addition to the site, please take a moment to let us know.  We want this site to be an asset to the Region and in this technical day and age, we want to be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to spread the word about Region 1 through the web!

      Please send your suggestions or comments to: john@doherty7.com  and we thank you for your continued support!  God Bless!



May God Bless Our Soldiers, Sailors, Police and Fire!

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     We ask our visitors to please ask for God's blessings to be upon our Soldiers, Sailors, Police Officers and Firefighters, and all of those who risk their lives that others may live!

     Please be sure to say a prayer for their safety and for God's presence with their loved ones.



2013-2014 CYO Meeting Schedule

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     Regional Athletic Director John Doherty has announced the schedule of meetings of Athletic Directors and the Executive Board for the 2013-2014 CYO year.

     Athletic Directors will meet with the Board on: September 19 [Opening meeting & nominations for vacant Board positions]; October 10 [Installation of new Board members]; November 24; January 10 [Spring sports]; February 14; April 10; and May 15 [Closing of year].

     The Executive Board will meet December 5 and March 13.

     Meeting locations and times will be announced as the meeting dates get closer.  It is hoped that each Parish will have a representative at each meeting so that important topics and issues can be discussed by the entire Region.