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

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
           That is what comes to mind as I try to put into words my feelings today as I look forward to retiring from the CYC on 12/31/17.
           Thank you to all the wonderful people that I have met throughout the years. All the coordinators, chairmen, coaches, officials, gym monitors, field supervisors, all the volunteers that make up this great thing called CYC. I have been so fortunate to work with so many of you. You are the CYC! This is an awesome organization that does so much for so many people. You are a generous, caring group of folks that want what is best not only for your kids, but for all kids. It has been my honor and privilege to serve you during my time here.
Thank you to the parents and players who continue to sign up and play CYC Sports. I know you have many choices when it comes to activities for grade school and high school children. By choosing CYC Sports I believe you get more than just the sport itself. I believe you get a Christian atmosphere that fosters family, faith and character building in a fun atmosphere. CYC is a great way to connect to your parish community and leads to so many positive things. I have enjoyed being an integral part of that process.
           Thank you to the group of people I have worked with at the CYC office these past years. You have truly been a joy to work with. Working in a positive environment is contagious. It carries over into other aspects of your life. You all have helped me grow in so many ways. I now look forward to continuing to grow without the 9 to 5, Monday – Friday structure.
            Lastly, I plan to still be involved in the CYC in some fashion, so I look forward to seeing you at a gym or field in the near future.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Buzz Swanston

CYC Families invited to join the Ambush New Years Eve Day

The St. Louis Ambush invite all CYC Teams and Families tto their game on Sunday, December 31st at 2:05pm for their "New Year's Eve Day KIDS BASH" at the Family Arena against the Florida Tropics.

The first 1,000 fans will receive New Year's Eve Party Hats, Tiaras and Noise Makers.

Post-Game Activities on the field will be geared towards the "Kids" and "Families" and include a Balloon Drop, Selfie Booth, Multiple Games with prizes and Autographs/Photos with Ambush Players.

CYC Teams and Familes can purchase tickets for just $15 (Midfield...$22 at the Arena) and $10 (Corner...$16 at the Arena) each by clicking on the link below.  All ticket orders will be placed at the WILL CALL Window on Game Day at NOON.  The deadline to purchase tickets from the link below is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30th at 2pm.

Merry Christmas and we hope to see you at the Family Arena on December 31st!!!

If you have questions regarding ticket orders contact Brian Roth at 573-768-5769.

Thank You St Louis University for your generosity

St. Louis University has generously offered CYC families a LIMITED number of FREE tickets to the Men's Basketball Game

Saturday, January 6

7pm at Chaifetz Arena

St. Louis University vs Richmond University

Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis while supply lasts.

CLICK HERE to find out how to order tickets.

Amazing Grace Restovich - RAS Award winner

CYC Archdiocesan Volleyball Championships were held in the South Central District (boys) and St. Charles District (girls) and the CYC would like to congratulate both districts for a great job of hosting, which was mentioned by numerous parents and coaches.

We did notice one girl, Grace Restovich, who sat on the bench with an injury while her 6th grade St. Alban Roe team played their way into the championship match.  We are sure it was hard for her to sit on the bench and not be on the court with her teammates.  However, you could not detect any disappointment or sadness as she enthusiatically cheered on her friends and encouraged them to play their best.  We talked to her coaches, Scott and Beth Nelson, and they referred to Restovich as "Amazing Grace".  They said she suffered her injury early in the year, so did not get to play much volleyball this season.  However, she did not miss a practice or a game.  She wanted to be with her teammates the whole season, even if she couldn't be on the court.  That is a dedicated teammate.  Grace, we wish you a speedy and full recovery and look forward to seeing your enthusiasm and energy on the court next season!  You dedication earned you a Random Act of Sportsmanship!

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