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Catholic youth organizer extraordinaire


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CYM bids farewell to Joe McNesby, who spent 28 years coordinating parish sports for young athletes

WILMINGTON – From September through May, young people gather on fields and in gymnasiums up and down Delaware and into Maryland for Catholic Youth Ministry sports. They show up, as do coaches and fans, and almost without fail everything goes off without a hitch. But there is someone responsible for making all that happen, and for the past 28 years, that person has been Joe McNesby.

Until this month, that is. Read more »

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Annual CYO Golf Outing supports Catholic Youth




Bishop Malooly will attend the 24th annual CYO Golf Outing July 18 at Cavaliers Country Club in Newark sponsored by Catholic Youth Ministry of the Diocese of Wilmington.

Golf ball on a teeThe start time is 10:30 a.m.

The outing includes a dinner and silent auction.

Participants can support CYM by becoming a sponsor, by donating something for the auction or attending the dinner and bidding.

Please contact CYM at 302-658-3800 or email catholicyouth@cdow.org for more information.

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More than 1,100 youth march with bishop in the city


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WILMINGTON — It was an unusually cold day, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the more than 1,100 people who took part in the Diocese of Wilmington’s sixth annual Youth Pilgrimage, which was held March 28 on the streets and in the churches of Wilmington.

Each year, young people march with Bishop Malooly from parish to parish to commemorate Jesus carrying his cross. It’s a powerful way for the youth to witness their faith, the bishop said.

“We get to pray and we get to interact with each other. I think the best thing for the young people is to see that there are 1,100 others like themselves who want to spend the day sharing their faith. To me, that’s the best thing,” said the bishop, who also participated in 21 similar walks while a priest in Baltimore. Read more »

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Interested in attending World Youth Day in Krakow? Let Catholic Youth Ministry know

November 13th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Youth Tags: ,



Interested in attending World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016?

The diocesan Office for Catholic Youth Ministry is conducting a survey to gauge the interest of young adults in the Diocese in attending the Krakow event.

World Youth Day, established by St. John Paul II in 1985, is an international gathering of youth and young adults for prayer, worship and celebration of the Catholic faith. Read more »

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Golfers shoot a round for Catholic Youth Ministry

July 25th, 2014 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth Tags: , ,


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NEWARK — As 120 golfers sat in their carts waiting to hit the links July 10 at Cavaliers Country Club to begin the annual benefit tournament for Catholic Youth Ministry, Bishop Malooly thanked them for supporting the young people of the diocese.

“The support for youth ministry is outstanding,” he said. “It’s really very important for our young people.”

Then the bishop gave a blessing that included the following: “Help them to add up correctly.” Read more »

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Young people volunteer to help others during the summer at Pitcher and Basin

July 24th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese, Youth Tags: ,


For The Dialog


SALISBURY, Md. – John and Debbie Meyers sat in the living room of their home recently as a group of high school volunteers painted the front door, stairwell, and upstairs hallway and other teenagers groomed the Meyers’ yard.

“If they weren’t doing this, it wouldn’t get done,” Debbie Meyers said. She and her husband are both on disability and unable to do the work themselves. They also could not afford to have the work done. Read more »

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Calling teens who want to serve

March 6th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized, Youth Tags: ,


Pitcher and Basin registration is now open. There are three chances to serve others in this diocesan work camp for

Volunteers at 2013’s Pitcher and Basin program. (The Dialog)

high school students. There are homes to be painted, walls to be built, weeds to be pulled, fences to be mended. You are invited to serve as Jesus did. You are invited to make a difference in the lives of those who live down the road, around the corner, and next door. For more information, please visit www.cdowcym.org. Registration is first come, first served and spaces often fill quickly, so hurry.



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Youth Ministry crowns football and soccer champions for 2011

December 9th, 2011 Posted in Youth Tags: , ,


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Catholic Youth Ministry recently completed its football and soccer seasons with championship games on Nov. 13.  The football games were held at Baynard Stadium in Wilmington, while the soccer matches took place at A.I. DuPont High School, also in Wilmington. All results were provided by the CYM office.
Diocesan championship: Holy Angels drove 70 yards for the winning touchdown in the game’s final 28 seconds to defeat St. John the Beloved, 38-30, in an offensive matchup. After the Angels scored on their first possession to take an 8-0 lead, St. John’s responded with 22 unanswered points before halftime. Holy Angels stormed back in the second half, scoring 22 straight points to lead, 30-22, but the Eagles tied the game at 30 with under a minute remaining in regulation. In the third-place game, St. Mary of the Assumption defeated Immaculate Heart of Mary, 26-14.
Division II: St. Margaret of Scotland scored on touchdown runs of 32 yards by Anthony Hannum and 48 yards by Frankie Datillo in a 22-12 win over St. Elizabeth. Datillo also threw a scoring pass of 36 yards to Max Somelofske.
Diocesan championship: It took a shootout, but St. Mary Magdalen outlasted St. Edmond’s Academy, 4-3, for the title. The teams ended regulation tied, 1-1, on a first-half goal for Brian Shannon of St. Mary Magdalen and the equalizer by Cole Bouchard in the second half. Neither team scored in either of the five-minute overtime periods, but Shannon, Christian Viera and William Connelly connected in the shootout for St. Mary Magdalen. The shootout goal-scorers for St. Edmond’s were Jason Blackwell and Sean Murray.
Y Division: St. Anthony of Padua edged St. Peter the Apostle, 1-0, for the win. Molly Bobjak netted the lone goal at 43:50. Keeper Sean Setting had four saves for the shutout, while Ryan Will also had four saves for St. Peter’s.
O Division: Jacob Flowers ended the scoring drought at 58:57 as St. Ann’s defeated St. Helena’s, 1-0. St. Ann’s Austin Macha stopped 10 shots, while Joshua Pearsall had eight saves for St. Helena’s.

St. Ann's O Division soccer team celebrates after its championship win on Nov. 13.

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