The Notre Dame of Bethlehem CYO is established to promote and sponsor athletic and cultural activities for students of the parish and school. The CYO stresses a Christian outlook on teamwork, good sportsmanship and athletic and cultural development. In doing so, each participant will be encouraged to meet their full potential in athletic, cultural and academic areas. This organization also raises revenues to support the various athletic and cultural activities it sponsors.


The CYO Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center.

CYO Athletic and Cultural Activities

All participants must be members of the parish/school and must pay the CYO sport registration fee. Students who do not attend Notre Dame of Bethlehem School must be enrolled in religious education classes up through and including 8th grade and attend Sunday Mass.

CYO athletic activities include: Cross Country, Track & Field, Basketball, Volleyball

Cultural activities include: Band, Choir, Academic Bowl, Bishop Welsh Religion Award, Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest, Talent Show and Spelling Bee.

CYO Achievement Awards - Students accumulate points for each CYO activity that they participate in.  The following awards are earned by students by participating in the athletic, cultural and religious events.  Award levels are based on the total CYO points earned.  The awards are given to students at the annual CYO banquet


  •  CYO Recoginition Award - Minimum of 12 CYO points with at least 3 points from cultural activities
  •  CYO Achievement Award - Minimum of 18 CYO points with at least 5 points from cultural activities
  •  CYO Outstanding Award - Student must earn 24 or more CYO points with at least 7 points from cultural activities

Point System for Achievement Awards

  • Academic Bowl - 3 points
  • Band - 6 points
  • Choir - 3 points
  • Declamation - 3 points (ONLY when a student participates in Diocesan Competition)
  • Poster Contest - 2 points
  • Religious Award - 6 points
  • Spelling Bee - 1 point
  • Sport Activities - 6 points for each sport a student participates in
  • Talent Show - 3 points