“sport, practiced with passion and ethical sense, in addition to exercising a healthy competitive spirit, becomes a school to learn and deepen human and Christian values”
~ Pope Benedict XVI
The Catholic Youth Organization is a Parish, Church, and Community based organization in the Diocese of Brooklyn. It consists of a cooperative union of and Administrative Staff, Operational Volunteers, Pastors, Parish Athletic Representatives, Athletic Directors, Coaches, and Parents with the common purpose of promoting and maintaining the mission and philosophical goals of the CYO.
The goal of the C. Y. O. is to assist parishes in creating an opportunity for youth to participate in programs and activities which will enable them to grow and assume leadership roles in the church and parish community.
The C.Y.O. establishes leagues and programs for the sports and recreational programs of parishes of the Diocese of Brooklyn.