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.
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CYC 75th Anniversary Memories
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CYC Night at SLU Men's Basketball - ALL FREE tickets have been claimed!!

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St. Louis University has been very generous to give the CYC a few hundred tickets to disperse for this game on Friday, December 30th at Chaifetz Arena.

Thanks to a terrific initial response,

WE HAVE ALLOCATED ALL THE TICKETS WE WERE ALLOTTED - WE HAVE NO MORE FREE TICKETS  

However, if you would like tickets to that game, SLU is offering upper deck seating ($15 tickets) for $10.  To get those discounted tickets you have to go online at

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/slu/EN/buy/browse?DB_OEM_ID=27200#

and use the promo code MBBYBN.  You will see the discount once you put the tickets in your cart.

There were a few, but too few to mention...

This past weekend marked the conclusion of the 2016 CYC Volleyball season.  Friday through Sunday 57 Archdiocesan Championship matches were played in 7 different gyms.  There are a lot of people to thank for making the weekend a fun one for all involved.

  • First we would like to thank the 2 host districts (South Central and West County) and all their volunteer workers at the gyms; gym managers, concession stand workers, floor sweepers, cleaner uppers, etc.
  • We thank the 62 table workers, written scorekeepers, scoreboard operators and the playing time trackers.
  • We thank the 18 officials who did a fabulous and fair job of being present without being noticed.
  • We thank all the volunteer coaches who were great of encouraging their players and acknowledging the good plays of not only their team, but also their opponents.
  • We thank the players for playing with enthusiasm and giving their best effort.  Which made the matches fun to watch.
  • Finally, but not least, maybe most, we thank the fans for their positive cheering for both teams and their understanding when calls went against their team.  Fans may not have been 100% positive and encouraging.  There were a few, but too few to mention...

We hope players, coaches, fans and officials enjoyed their Archdiocesan Playoff experience and thank all those people who made it possible.

  • On a related note, 2 people were identified for their Random Acts of Sportsmanship.
  1. Father Steve Robeson who came with the St. Rose team and sat on the bench with the players and coaches.  It is always great to see a priest in the gym or on the field with the team.  Father Steve said he is "old school", back when priests use to coach teams at their parishes.
  2. Also recognized was Holy Spirit 8th Grade Boys coach Tim Fletcher for "his positivity".  Always encouraging his players and pointing out almost every good play any of his players made.  Plus he also congratulated opponents when they made good plays too. 

2016 Archdiocesan Volleyball Championships

Archdiocesan Volleyball Championships start tonight, Friday, December 2nd, at Sacred Heart-Valley Park. Matches start at 6:30.

Games continue on Saturday, with the Finals on Sunday.

The South Central CYC District will be hosting the Girls and Parochial Boys Divisions, with besides games tonight at Sacred Heart, they will be being played at Holy Redeemer, St. Gabriel and St. Paul-Fenton.

The West County CYC District will be hosting the Boys Divisions, playing at Ascension-Chesterfield, Incarnate Word and St. Joseph-Manchester.

Click here to go to the Volleyball page and view all the brackets, with teams and game times!!

The Most Thankless Job in Sports

Have you ever wondered how good an official you would be?  CLICK HERE to read about a coach who tried to be an official for a day and his perspective after taking on that challenge.  Good Stuff for coaches, players and fans to read.

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