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What is CYO?

CYO stands for Catholic Youth Organization. We are a Youth Group for Teens in grades 6 - 12. We offer a comprehensive Youth Ministry approach that highlights

discipleship, participation, and spiritual growth. We endeavor to follow the USCCB framework for working with young people,

“Renewing the Vision,” as well as,

“Christus Vivit - Christ is Alive!”

a message of Pope Francis to our young people.

Our Teens are not just the future of our

Catholic Church - they are the NOW!

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CYO: Welcome
CYO: News & Updates

Registration Forms for
CYO & Confirmation

How Do I Join?

Faith Development Programs

Registration begins last last two Sundays in August after Masses. 

Registration forms can also be picked up in the

Parish office or downloaded from this page.

Please return forms

as soon as possible to the office.

Teens can also just show up to

CYO Sundays Gatherings to register.

The fee for CYO is

$40 per teen or $60 per family .

Where and When Does CYO Gather?

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Our CYO Kickoff for Confirmation & CYO

is September 17 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.min the ACS Gym.

 Where are Weekly Sessions & Gatherings?

Annunciation Activities Center

When?

CYO Sunday Gatherings are from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Supper is shared from 5:00 -5:30 p.m.

Various other activities, service projects, retreats, and youth conferences are experienced throughout the year including "Sunday Fundays!"

See the Calendar and Flocknote for more details.

What Happens at a CYO Sunday Gathering?

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Praying

CYO Sunday Gatherings always begin with Sunday Supper from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
for both middle school (6-8 grade) and high school (9-12 grade) Teens.
Meals are provided by parents and other generous parishioners.
Click here for the Meal Train link for more details and to volunteers to provide a Supper.


On most Sundays, each Youth Group (middle school and high school) gathers for their own unique session to learn and fellowship from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
At 6:30, both groups of Tee
ns gather together again for a time of prayer.
Our evening ends at 7:00 p.m. 
 
  Our focus for 2023-2024  is T.O.B. -"Theol
ogy of the Body"
using "Y.O.U." for High School and "TOB" for Middle School, both from from Ascension Press.
Join us as we cut through the noise of the culture to learn all about the unique child of God
each of us are and the incredible plan God has specifically for YOU!

We will also dive deep into the "Eucharistic Revival" using the series "Altaration" recognizing that Jesus is present with us in the Eucharist "Body, Blood, Soul, & Divinity"
and longs for a relationship with each of us!

The Sacrament of Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered every other year
for Teens in grades 10 -12.
Our next Sacramental preparation class for Confirmation will be in 2024-2025. Confirmation preparation requires a special commitment of time and the Candidate's willingness to dive deeper into their Catholic faith with weekly sessions, retreats, & community service.

Teens are strongly encouraged to be involved with CYO beginning in
6th grade or at least one year prior to their Sacremntal year,
as they prepare for this very important Sacrament
when they will be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Sprit.

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How Does CYO Get Involved in Service?

Volunteers

 Our Teens will learn about Catholic Social Teaching and get involved throughout the year in various service projects. These will depend on current health protocols. Some examples are:
Fall Festival, Blessing Bags for the Homeless,
working collaboratively with Saint Vincent de Paul for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Christmas Caroling, creating a Baby Shower or participating in Walk for Life for Crisis Pregnancy Center, Yardwork for Neighbors, and the Annual Easter Festival!

Who Is your Youth Minister and How Does CYO Stay in Contact with Parents and Teens?

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Ginny Clarke is our Youth Minister. She can be reached by phone or email at annunciationcyo@gmail.com
662-574-2720  (welcome to text or call)

We use Flocknote to send group emails and text messages. Flocknote does not require that you sign up or download anything. The Youth Minister is responsible for entering your contact information into Flocknote. If you would like to enter yourself into the system you may either use the text to join feature by texting ‘accyouth’ to 84576 or visit: https://Annunciationcc.flocknote.com/youth

How Can I Help CYO?

It takes an entire Parish community to help our young people feel and know the love of Jesus!
There are MANY ways that you can help. 

Our CYO Sunday Suppers are provided by volunteers such as parents, grandparents, and parishioners. Anyone who is interested in providing a meal for CYO can sign up by clicking on the
Meal Train image to link to the site.
This will allow you to see who has already signed up to bring something, what they are bringing, and what dates are still in need of meals. All other details can be found on that page. 

You can also sign up to help out on a specific Sunday or you can help by being a chaperone for an off campus event. All volunteers are required to go through the Protection of Children training and should contact Ginny Clarke for more information. 

 

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How Can I Give Financially to Help CYO?

CYO: FAQ
CYO: About
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