Our Lady of Charity CYO: Mission Statement

The purpose of Our Lady of Charity's CYO is the involvement of the youth and adults of the parish in caring, faith sharing relationships, especially in regard to the five facets of CYO: Athletic, Cultural, Service, Social, and Spiritual activities. It is through these five areas that the children and young adults as well as the adult moderators, coaches, and parents continue to learn more and live out the Gospel values of Jesus Christ, which we are all called to live.

CYO Sports is one component of OLC's comprehensive youth ministry program which enables the partnership of parents, coaches, priests, 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 Catholic faith. Such a program:

*Employs healthy and enjoyable competition to promote the sharing of gospel values among athletes, parents, and coaches.

*Assists parish leadership in nourishing the emotional, spiritual, social and physical needs of our 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 in their coaches and adult leaders.

*Encourages youth to become responsible members of their faith community.