“Sports are not merely the exercise of muscles, but the school of moral values and of training in courage, in perseverance, and in overcoming laziness and carelessness. There is no doubt that these values are of the greatest interest for the formation of a personality which considers sports not an end in itself but as a means to total and harmonious physical, moral and social development.”
(The late Saint John Paul II’s words on Nov. 24, 1984, to Olympians who had participated in the Los Angeles Games)

St. Stan’s CYO is now a joint CYO Program called Mater Dei CYO.
This Mater Dei CYO Program is chartered by and participates in Region 20 of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s CYO Program.  This is a joint CYO Program that consists of St. Maria Goretti, St. Rose of Lima, and St. Stanislaus CYO parishes and is open to all parish youth registered at their respective parish (in order to participate in CYO the student must attend a catholic school or their parish’s PREP program).  This organization acts as a joint CYO Program of the three parishes, whose goal is to foster faith-based activities for the youth of the member parishes through the five facets of CYO: Spiritual, Service, Cultural, Social, and Athletic Activities.  The ultimate goal is to enrich the youth of the member parishes, promote the continuing formation of their faith, and support their faith journey by employing these five tenets.

Mater Dei CYO Sports are back! 
Registration for Fall 2021 sports is now open and includes the following sports:
Soccer: Grades K-8
Cross Country: Grades K-8
Cheerleading: Grades 4-8
Girls Volleyball: Grades 5-8
Football: Grades 5-8 (Hosted by Corpus Christi)
Swimming: Grades K-8 (Hosted by Corpus Christi).  

All athletes must be registered in Catholic School or Prep/CCD  

To register go to

Coaches are also needed and clearances are required. 

For questions on any of the above contact Joe Campbell

Mater Dei CYO is open to all registered St. Stan’s youth who attend catholic school or are enrolled in our PREP program.

Volunteer Clearances for Coaches and Assistant Coaches

As volunteers of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, YOU are the first line of defense in the Archdiocese’s commitment to keep the children entrusted to our care safe from abuse. Click on Volunteer Clearances to review guidelines and requirements. Go to to view all classes available. 

All clearances must be submitted prior to active involvement with the students.