St. Francis of Assisi’s CYO Mission Statement
The Catholic Youth Organization is a parish- based program, which provides opportunities for youth to grow in faith and understanding of their Church through involvement in parish, regional, and Archdiocesan life.
The Catholic Youth Organization’s five phase approach to youth ministry: athletic, social, cultural, service and spiritual, is a model of youth ministry which involves youth from elementary grades through high school in youth related activities and programs.
Through a total youth ministry concept, the Catholic Youth Organization collaborates and/or cooperates on all of the youth-related programs offered by the Parish. The emphasis of the Catholic Youth Organization is to enable and to empower youth to become responsible participants in their faith community.