Visitation BVM CYO -  Father Michael Saban, Priest-moderator

  Upcoming Events  

 

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Attention all Golfers! 

It's not too late to participate in the CYO Golf Outing to be held Friday, May 15, at Jeffersonville Golf Club. Click here for more information.

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Hello Families,

    On behalf to the CYO Board, I would like to extend congratulations to all of the athletes, coaches and parents for a successful Winter season which culminated and an outstanding Final Night for the Speech Program.

   Our basketball program was expanded this year to eleven teams and for the first time in recent memory, any child who wished to play basketball was able to do so. The teams at all levels competed well and improved greatly throughout the season. Our Varsity Boys and Girls teams both made the Archdiocesian play-offs after finishing well in the Region. Luke House was also recognized as one of the Region’s best players and was invited to play in the Archdiocesian All-Star Game.  Some other highlights of the season included:

Parish Varsity Girls: Undefeated in league play, Runner –up in the OLMC Christmas tournament

Parish Varsity Boys (Gold): First place in OLMC tournament

JV Boys (White): Final record 22-1, 12-0 in Region, First place in OLMC and Visitations tournament.

JV Girls (Blue): 11-1 in regular season, First place in IHM and St. Eleanor’s tournaments

JV Girls (White): Final record 25-0, first place in MDP, OLMC, and Visitation tournaments

   The Competition Cheer Team also did very well during their season with several first and second place finishes.. The highlight of their season was an overall first place finish in Pee Wee Cheer as well as in the cheer and dance portions at the PJP competition. Special recognition to Paige Fisher,  who represented Visitation in the PJP All-American Competition and placed second overall.  The Pee Wee Basketball Program consisted of 245 children this year. The Winter Sports and Pee Wee masses were well attended as were the receptions flowing mass in the gym.

   Once again, the response for the Monkey Survey was excellent with an overall response rate of 64.0%. The following are the individual breakdowns for each team that achieved over a 50% response rate.. Winners for the $50 credit were chosen at the Board meeting on March 30. The entire team of Coach O’Pake  will each receive gift cards to Rita’s  Water Ice for having the highest response rate.

Coach                               Team                                    Percentage               $50 Credit Winner                  

 O’Pake                          V  Boys (Blue)                            91.7%                          Matthew Cole                                      

Shields                           V Girls   (White)                         88.9%                       Shannon McNalley    

Kossey                           JV  Boys (White)                         83.8%                          Michael Rowan

Lynch                              V  Boys (Navy)                           69.2%                            Luke Baran

McMonagle, R             JV Girls  (White)                          69.2%                     Kallan Bustynowicz

McNalley                         JV Girls (Blue)                            66.7%                             Soffia Latanzie

House                              V  Boys  (Gold)                           58.3%                             Luke Sykes

Kilcoyne                          V Boys   (White)                         58.3%                             Owen Kropp

Sergio                    V Boys (Coulmbia)                     55.6%                                     Matthew Sergio

Natale                     Competition Cheer                  51.9%                                     Avery Nelligan

Della Donna           V Boys (Gold)                            50%                                          Mason Smith

   As mentioned, we also recently completed another tremendous year of our Speech Program. Special thanks to Chris Beck and all of the moderators for their excellent mentoring of our children in a skill that will serve them well in any field or career path that they choose. Although all participants were winners, congratulations are in order for the following students that were recognized:

 

                                                    Cycle I                                                    Cycle II                   

First Place                            Francesca Lucchesi                            Christopher  Caponi                  

Second Place                       Lauren Grello                                        Mia Lucchesi

Third Place                           Kate McCarthy                                   Danielle Burkholder

 

  Congratulations are also in order for the recipient of the prestigious Jackie Rogers Award presented to Olivia Diesel which is accompanied by a $1500 scholarship to the Catholic High School of her choice.

   In addition to these programs, we also held our third annual Trivia Night in January which was at capacity and raised a significant amount of money to be used on various aspects of our program. We have also hosted several successful Dining Out nights.

    In the next few weeks, our baseball, softball, lacross and track teams will begin their seasons. Please go to our website and calendar for a full slate of games and come out to support our teams. Over the next few months, we will also be sponsoring the Eighth Grade Retreat on April 10, , the Parish Picnic after the May Procession, the reemergence of our Spring Golf outing on May 15  and the Final Junior High Dance for the year. Our activities will culminate with the JV Recognition Ceremony and the Varsity Banquet in June.

    Beginning this Spring, there will be a new policy put in place in regard to parent participation with our athletic teams. As is currently structured, each team is required to have a team parent to assist with the administrative duties of the team such as distributing and collecting uniforms, arranging volunteer assignments and assistance with completion of the Service Project. In addition to this role, each team will now be required to have a second parent who will be on the Ways and Means Committee. This person will report to the Ways and Means Adviser who is a Board member. The responsibility of this position will be to assist the Ways and Means Adviser in maintaining inventory and overall functioning of the snack stands as well as assisting in other Ways and Means events such as the recognition banquets at the end of the year. The coaches will be soliciting parents to fill these positions at the parents meeting at the beginning of the season.

    Finally, I would like to thank all of those who have significantly contributed to making our program such and overwhelming successful. Over the next few months, the Board would ask for your continued support and assistance to make the planned season and events occur smoothly.  Any task whether maintaining the cleanliness of our outdoor facilities to volunteering on planning committees, would be greatly appreciated.

    Good luck to all of our teams this Spring.

 

                                                                                                                   John Bruder

                                                                                                                   Chief Adult Advisor

                                                                                                                   Visitation CYO

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For registration questions contact:

Cheryll Fisher at visiregistrar@yahoo.com

Sports program questions contact:

Athletic Director:  

Fran Greek    fcg623@yahoo.com

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ATTENTION JUNIOR HIGH PARENTS!!!

The Dance Policy has been updated. 

Please click here to read it. 

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 ATTENTION ALL CYO VOLUNTEERS!!!

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 www.virtus.org.

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 

   

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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!

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

Monday, May 11, 2015 in the Larkin Center

PLEASE NOTE:

Meeting starts for  Board members only at 7:00 pm

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

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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