Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
George Sumner is the athletic director for CYO sports at St. Gabriel. This past year we only had basketball and softball because we didn’t have enough kids for the other sports. Here is what we would offer assuming there are enough kids to fill a team:
Fall-Girl’s Volleyball for 6th, 7th & 8th graders.
Winter-JV Girl’s Basketball for 5th & 6th graders (if there is not a JV team 6th graders may move up to varsity)
JV Boy’s Basketball for 5th & 6th graders (if there is not a JV team 6th graders may move up to varsity)
Varsity Girl’s Basketball for 7th & 8th graders
Varsity Boy’s Basketball for 7th & 8th graders
Spring-Boy’s Baseball for 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Girl’s Softball for 6th, 7th & 8th graders
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): For adults today, the Church, after the Second Vatican Council, has restored the order of the Catechumenate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). It outlines the steps for the formation of catechumens, bringing their conversion to the faith to a greater maturity. It helps them respond more deeply to God’s gracious initiative in their lives and prepares them for union with the Church community. This process is meant to form them into the fullness of the Christian life and to become disciples of Jesus, their teacher. This includes an initiation into the mystery of salvation, the practice of faith, hope, and love, and other virtues in a succession of liturgical rites.
Persons baptized into another Christian church and now seeking full communion with the Catholic Church are also welcomed to participate along with catechumens in the RCIA in the process of learning about the Catholic faith and being formed in that faith. They bring to the process of preparation their prior experience of Christian life and prayer. For a baptized Christian, reception into full communion with the Catholic Church involves reception of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation and then a Profession of Faith followed by the celebration of Confirmation and the Eucharist.
This section contains resources that address the liturgical aspects of the implementation of the RCIA.