The CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) is for all High School age youth of St. Paul Parish. The CYO is dedicated to providing religious experiences for the youth of the parish and their friends. Members elect officers each year. The officers attend CLI (Christian Leadership Institute) each year. CLI is held at Villa Maria Retreat Center Springfield.
The CYO Mission Statement is devoted to Faith Building and Service Projects: such as supporting Highland Area Christian Ministry; adopting a Needy Family at Christmas; assembling and delivering Easter Baskets to the less fortunate children of the area and (many different areas in the past); attending Our Lady of the Snows, Youth Day each Autumn, and providing “Kirchenfeet” at the Parish Kirchenfest.
In the past years, the youth of our parish have traveled to: Denver , Colorado in 1993; Paris , France in 1997; St. Louis , Missouri in 1999; Toronto , Canada in 2002; Cologne , Germany in 2005; Sydney , Australia in 2008. These memorable experiences were a reality through the generous support of St. Paul Parishioners and Friends.
CYO meetings are held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. At the meetings, Religious, Social, Cultural and Fundraising are discussed. The President chairs the Religious activities and is in charge of the Kirchenfeet; the Vice-President chairs the Social activities; the Secretary chairs the Fundraising activities; and the Treasurer chairs Service Projects. The primary fundraisers for the Youth Group are Breakfast Buffets in the parish center cafeteria.