The Mission of the Catholic Youth Apostolate is to help all young people hear the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and to help all young people actively respond to the Gospel message and enthusiastically participate in the mission of Jesus Christ and His Church.

Calling all CYC Parents! We need 27 of YOUR minutes!


The CYC is asking ALL parents to take the FREE Positive Parent online course.  It only takes 27 minutes!  And as an Incentive Bonus, the CYC has a monthly drawing for all those who have completed the course.  The drawing pays out $174!  Complete the course now and your name will be included in the August drawing.  Names stay in the drawing for subsequent months (through November) unless you WIN! 

This course is being offered FREE right now through the kind grant offered the CYC by the St. Louis Sports Commission.   Once the grant has been used the course will cost to take.  CLICK HERE to start the course NOW!    

A Fitting Tribute to Eileen Doherty


Congratulations to everyone that worked so hard to put together the Eileen Doherty Volleyball Tournament.  It was a huge undertaking that took many, many hours of work by a large number of people.  The tournament included boys and girls teams from 5th grade through 8th grade.  All teams had a good time.  What a wonderful way to start the 2015 volleyball season.  As a result, over $9000 was raised to start the Eileen Doherty Scholarship fund that will go to a graduating 8th grader going on to Catholic High School.

This prayer was heard at the tournament and we offer it to all the volleyball teams to use before their matches.


Gentle Father, we thank You for the gifts and talents You have given us.

We ask You to help us use them today as we play these volleyball games.

Guide our hands, our feet and our mouths that we may show good sportsmanship and kindness to all.

And let us take the skills we are learning here with us as we go forth

to SET a good example,

to PASS on to others Your love,

and to SERVE You in all we do.

and watch over all those who have been touched by Eileen's life. 

We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ.  Amen

SLU invites you to Men's Soccer Kickoff Dinner


St. Louis University men's soccer great, Brian McBride, is the featured speaker at the Billiken Soccer Kickoff Dinner on Thursday, August 20.  The event will be held at Lorenzini's inside Chaifetz Arena.  Dorrs open at 7pm with dinner being served at 7:30pm.

McBride, who was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame this year, is the Billikens all-time leading scorer, compiling 184 points (72 goals and 40 assists) during his four year career from 1990-1993.  A two-time All-American and conference Most Valuable Player three consecutive seasons.  He went on to a successful professional soccer career, 11 seasons in the MLS with the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire and seven seasons in the English Premier League including being the captain of Fulham.  He also starred for the US National Team, earning 95 international caps, scoring 30 goals and playing in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups.

Tickets for the Kickoff dinner are $100 and include dinner, beverages and five tickets to any men's soccer match during the 2015 season.  Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the 2015 Billiken men's soccer team and coaches.  To order tickets call 314 977-8180 or email .  All proceeds go to the Billiken men's soccer program.

Back to School/Sports - Tax Free Weekend Discounts


CYC partners Sports Authority and Dick's Sporting Goods are offering 20% off coupons for the Tax Free Weekend, August 7-9.  Not only do they have all the sporting goods you will need for CYC volleyball and soccer, but you can also find some good back to school deals on items in the stores.  These coupons are good for stores throughout the St. Louis area.  Print one coupon, print both and save yourself some money on good deals and no taxes.

Dick's Sporting Goods Coupon            Sports Authority Coupon

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