Visitation BVM CYO -  Father Michael Saban, Priest-moderator

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Letter from the CYO Chief Adult Advisor, John Bruder:  

On behalf of the CYO Board, I would like to thank everyone for their support and participation in our Homecoming activities last weekend. The weekend was very successful and enjoyed by all of the Visitation collaborative parishes community. All of our teams competed well and a special congratulation to our Varsity Field Hockey team on their great win which secured a first place regular season finish. The youth of the parish were also able to partake in the Pep Rally, the Eight Grade Recognition, Kona Ice Truck and the Junior High Dance. Our younger children had an awesome time at the Family Fun night and attended the Pee Week Mass on Sunday morning followed by the reception in the gym.

I would like to express my gratitude to those who made the Homecoming weekend so special and to Monsignors Murray, Fathers Kelly and Saban and Sister Diane for their continued support of all of our events.  Despite the rain, all of our the scheduled games JV and Varsity games were able to be played. The make-shift tent city allowed us to carry out the bake sale, face painting/hair spraying, Spirit Wear booth and basket raffle.

Thanks also to all parents for their contributions towards the excellent baskets for the raffle created by our coaches, players, and team parents. The winners of the baskets were:

Date Night Basket-Dawn Pool                                                   Waffle Iron Basket-Ava Toto

Tailgate Basket-Niwinski family                                                Eagles Tailgate Basket-Ann Delmoro

Scarecrow Cheer Basket-Nancy Machon                               Nike Gift Card Basket-Hughes Family

Movie Night- Jen Esmonde                                                       Family Night at the Movies-Dylan Maier

Pumpkin Cheer Basket-Dylan Maier                                      North Face Basket-Morrison Family                                                        

Other key members that spent  a significant amount of time to make  Homecoming a success were  Celeste Merritt  for chairing  the Junior High Dance in collaboration with Home and School President Des Soppick, Jenn Natalie  for organinizing the PEP Rally,  Mike Valyo  for serving as the DJ during the football games, and Andy Talone for dedicating his time to replace  the lights on the multi-purpose field under which the varsity soccer teams played Friday night,  and my friend Casey Moore from Saint Helena’s who drove to Visitation with his tents as soon as he was called .  We also had some young volunteers that spent a damp Saturday assisting with the activities including members of our Junior High Service Group who helped with the Bake sale and Marissa Bruder who painted faces and sprayed hair.  Thank you also to all of those who gave of their time and talent in donating the outstanding food for the snack stand and Bake Sale.  

  As always, special events such as these cannot occur and be as successful without a huge amount time spent behind the scenes. With that in mind, I would like to extend a special thanks to all of my fellow Board members. Their tireless efforts and planning allowed Homecoming weekend to run smoothly and make for a great atmosphere to celebrate our CYO Program.

I would also recommend everyone go to  to view all of the spectacular shots of the sporting events of the weekend.

Thanks once again to everyone for your continued support of Visitation’s CYO Program.

                                                                                                                                                John Bruder

                                                                                                                                                Chief Adult Advisor






For registration questions contact:

Cheryll Fisher at

Sports program questions contact:

Athletic Director:  

Fran Greek




The Dance Policy has been updated. 

Please click here to read it. 




All volunteers working with any group that has contact with the youth of the parish in any way are required to attend a session of Protecting God's Children for Adults (VIRTUS) training which is required for all adults who volunteer at Visitation BVM Parish

For a list of the sites holding this training visit the Virtus website at

There are a number of training sessions being hosted in our area this fall.

See the VIRTUS website for details. For a complete listing of requirements

for adult volunteers, click here 



Looking for ways to show your Visitation spirit?  What better way to show

enthusiasm for your favorite Visi CYO teams than by wearing a tee shirt or

hoodie with the Visitation Chargers logo on it. 

Click here to see a complete list of apparel available for purchase through

the Visitation CYO Spirit shop!


The next meeting of the CYO Adult Advisory Board will be:

Monday, November 10, 2014 in the Larkin Center


Meeting starts for  Board members only at 7:00 pm

The public and coaches are welcome to join us at 7:30 pm


Attention Parents, Parishioners, and Friends....

Please consider giving of your time and talent to assist our CYO program in any way that you can.

The continued success and growth of this wonderful youth ministry depends upon each of us. 

Whether you are a parent of a pre-school child, a school-aged child, a high school student, 

an "empty nester", or have no children at all, the Visitation CYO can benefit from your involvement. 

To find out more about how you can contribute, please contact one of the following people:

John Bruder                                              610-844-2175 

Dom Zampogna                                        610-666-6011

Fran Greek                                                 215-498-6580     

Dave Harty                                                 610-764-4663