CYO (Youth Ministry)
St. Clement of Rome CYO
ABBEY YOUTH FEST
Abbey Youth Fest will take place on Saturday, March 25. Any high school students interested in attending can pick up a registration form in the back of church or CLICK HERE. Forms are due on Friday, February 24.
Our CYO made quite a statement with their mannequin challenge. We decided to incorporate the 7 sacraments to show what we believe. Many thanks to Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Archbishop Hughes for making time in their busy schedules to join us for this!
Last year our CYO started a tradition of making a music video on the second night of our winter retreat. The idea is that songs can be very powerful--but without any action, they are just good lyrics with a catchy melody. To go along with our retreat theme of "Fear No Evil," (Psalm 27) we chose Stephen Curtis Chapman's song "Warrior" to remind us that we must stand strong and fight to defend our Catholic faith, in a world that so often tries to break us down. Our youth had a blast acting this out, and they did a great job!
St. Clement CYO is a group of teens in grades 8-12 who together serve and praise God while strengthening their faith life through prayer, service and friendship. The most visible and consistent gathering is the weekly 5:00pm Sunday Mass. Here, teens have the opportunity to serve through singing in the youth choir, being a lector, Eucharistic minister, or usher. Our CYO meets regularly after the 5 PM Mass.
Other events include service, social, spiritual, or sports events. St. Clement CYO is also a regular participant in Archdiocese of New Orleans CYO sports leagues, including volleyball, basketball, football and cabbageball.
Another important aspect of CYO is the group's participation in archdiocesan youth events like World Youth Day and Abbey Youth Fest, and an annual summer mission trip to San Antonio, TX.
Our CYO also periodically participates in trips like NCYC, and March for Life. These events allow St. Clement's teens to meet and be encouraged by their peers, not only in the New Orleans area, but all over the country!