Chris & Renee Thompson
The Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s High School Youth have a combined Catholic Youth Organization that meets weekly. A teen room has been developed in the lower level of the St. Mary’s Parish Center. The CYO have a monthly Mass at one of the two parishes. They are involved in spiritual activities as well as service projects and fundraising. There are several opportunities for the High School students to be involved in diocesan and nation events. Each spring there is a Diocesan CYO Convention for High School students, usually held in Salina. Every other year there is a National CYO Conference (NCYC) held throughout the United States. All high school youth are encouraged to participate in the CYO. Junior High students may attend a yearly camp experience near the end of May at Rock Springs Camp (near Junction City, Kansas). These activities and others planned by the Diocesan Office and our Parish are opportunities for our youth to continue growing in and putting their faith into action.