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THE CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION OF THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN MOURNS THE DEATHS OF MOST REVEREND JOSEPH M. SULLIVAN AND MOST REVEREND IGNATIUS A. CATANELLO, RETIRED AUXILIARY BISHOPS OF THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN.

 

The Rules and Regulations of the CYO of the Diocese of Brooklyn have been revised and approved as of August 2012. Click here

CYO RULES AND REGULATIONS

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

 The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) is a Church and Community based organization of the Diocese of Brooklyn. It consists of a cooperative union of an Administrative Staff, Operational Volunteers, Pastors, PAR's, AD's, Coaches, and Parents with the common purpose of promoting and maintaining the mission and philosophical goals of CYO.

Our Philosophy

Inspired by the Good News, the Catholic Youth Organization emphasizes the following values:

  1. To encourage our young toward Christian Leadership, growth in social awareness, and sound Christian values.
  2. To encourage fairness, compassion, truth, and cooperation through recreational activities.
  3. To encourage and challenge our youth to participate and serve those more needy in their Parish and Community.
  4. To encourage a respect for authority, a sensitivity for the rights of the individual, and a loyalty to one’s team and Parish.
  5. To encourage self-control in the face of adversity.
  6. To encourage the growth of each competitor as a player, and avoid a win-at-all-costs attitude.
  7. To encourage a lack of tolerance for prejudice in any form.

Our Mission
Serving the youth of the Diocese of Brooklyn, The Catholic Youth Organization endeavors to help young individuals be more Christ like in the way they live.

Through the varied mediums of sports and other programs for youth, C.Y.O. promotes participation and sportsmanship with the leadership necessary to form a well rounded individual, who will be prepared to live in society with honor, dignity and Christian values, promoting Church, Family, Unity and Community.

CYO Programs

CYO presently oversees and establishes most parish based sports programs which consist of the following sports:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basketball
Soccer
Swimming
Volleyball
Track
Baseball
Softball

   Cheerleading

 

Dedicated to ALL volunteers
I am honored to dedicate this website to all those who in so many ways, freely choose to serve God by loving and serving one of His most special gifts, besides His son, that being our children.

For all who have had, and now have the courage and love to see past the problems, criticisms, lack of gratitude, long hours, numerous sacrifices, including financial ones, to give of their precious time, talents, and resources for the youth of the Diocese; to all past, present, and future volunteers-THANK YOU!

God Bless You,
Deacon Joseph V. Catanello
Executive Director

 

 

The Administrative Offices have relocated to the Convent at St. Margaret

66-25 79th Place

Middle Village, NY 11379

The CYO of the Diocese of Brooklyn encompasses over 20,000 participants from nearly 100 parishes in eight different sports. To maintain administrative efficiency, Protocol has been established for communication with CYO staff.
All communication from CYO parishes to CYO staff must be channelled through, and will only be accepted from, the Parish Athletic Representative or Athletic Director. Coaches, parents, and players with questions regarding any facet of CYO competition must direct their inquiries to their PAR or AD. If they cannot directly answer your communication, they will respond after addressing CYO staff.


If you are seeking information to participate and become involved in CYO, please contact our administrative assistant.

 

CONTACT:

DIRECT PH#

DIRECTOR: DEACON JOE CATANELLO
jcatanello@diobrook.org

718-281-9549     

FRED SPORRER    
fsporrer@diobrook.org
 

718-281-9551

KEITH GOLDBERG
kgoldberg@diobrook.org
 

718-281-9550

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ANNMARIE CREIGHTON

acreighton@diobrook.org

718-281-9548

FAX
 

718-281-9557

 

 


 

             
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