Catholic Youth Organization

CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) is an organization intended to provide our parish youth with a positive experience of sportsmanship, teamwork and self-discipline in a Catholic environment. Hundreds of children, from Grade 4 through High School, are involved in our basketball, soccer, and volleyball programs and there are many opportunities for interested adults to become involved.

St. Christopher’s parish hosts CYO basketball. We currently have one 4th-grade boys team and two 7th-grade boys teams. The coaches are comprised of parent volunteers within the church and community. Many of the players have started in 3rd grade and continue playing in the CYO basketball league into high school. The boys compete throughout the winter and then also play in local summer leagues. Each of the teams focuses on not only preparing the boys both physically and mentally for competing in basketball but we also stress respect for each other, community, teamwork, stewardship, fellowship, and faith formation. If you know of a boy or girl currently in 3rd – 8th grade who may be interested or you are interested in volunteering to help coach, please contact the rectory and ask to speak with the CYO coordinator John Kornobis.

CYO News

Congratulations to our 6th grade CYO boys’ basketball team. 

They made it all the way to the championship game off the B division before losing by just one point. The team went from three wins in the 4th grade to the championship game in the second highest  division. The boys were also a great help at the feast last summer, as ‘runners’ and in many other capacities. Congratulations to the boys, their parents and the coaching staff for representing St. Chris CYO so well.

Keep working hard!

CYO Registration


Sport:        Basketball

When:        Sunday, September 26th             10:30AM—12:30PM

Monday, September 27th              6PM-8PM

Where:       St. Christopher’s Gym

Who:           Girls & Boys – Grades 4 through H.S.

*Players must be a registered in the parish    

When:        Girls Season – Oct 15th to January 9th

Boys Season – Nov 19th to February 20th

High School – Season starts in January

*Practices will begin after registration

Sport:       Girls Volleyball

When:      Registration will be in November

Season:   January to March, details to follow

*NEW IN 2021*

Sport:         Bowling

Who:          Grades K-8

When:        Starts in October

Where:       Various lanes on Long Island

Details:       Bowling will be administered by the main CYO office.

*Registration fee of $135 covers a 9-week program, 2 games per week, T-shirt and medal.

How to register:

Sport:                  Over 35 Basketball League

When:                  8 games, starting 10/1 and ending 12/5

Who:                    Contact John Kornobis if interested.

Questions please contact: 

John Kornobis (, 516-754-4414        

Joe Pomerico (, 516-232-6867

Athlete’s Prayer:

God, Let me play well but fairly,
Help me to learn something that matters once the game is over.
Let competition make me strong but never hostile.
Always let me help my opponent up.
Never catch me rejoicing in the adversity of others.
If I know victory, allow me to be happy; if I am denied, keep me from envy.
Remind me that sports are just games.
If through athletics I set an example, let it be a good one.

For information call the Parish Office at 516-223-0723.

Girls Basketball Coordinator: Joe Pomerico

Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball Coordinator: John Kornobis

Boys and Girls Soccer Coordinator: Dario Villaruel

St. Tarcisius

Patron Saint of Altar Servers

O God, You have graciously called me to serve You upon Your altar. Grant me the graces that I need to serve You faithfully and wholeheartedly. Grant too, that while serving You. may I follow the example of St. Tarcisius, who died protecting the Eucharist, and walk the same path that led him to Heaven.

St. Tarcisius, pray for me and for all servers.


St. Tarcisius Feast Day is August 15th

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Please check in the Sacristy to see if you are needed to fill in from the pew.

(A) – Anniversary (N) – Nuptial (W) – Wedding

(FC) – First Communion

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