“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 Mass

St. Stanislaus Church

October 23, 5:15pm

Mater Dei CYO Basketball 

Registration is now OPEN for 4th thru 8th grade parishioners!

Students may play Mater Dei CYO basketball in addition to their school or travel basketball programs.

The registration fee is $95. 

Player evaluations and practices begin in  November. 

Early registration is encouraged! Go to to register. Avoid the late fee and register today. 

Questions?  Email:

Mater Dei CYO is open to all registered St. Stan’s youth who attend catholic school or are enrolled in our PREP program,
and is a joint program with  St. Rose of Lima and St. Maria Goretti.

Thinking about coaching? Please register as a volunteer on Sports Sign Up or contact Joe Campbell.
 Safe Environment Clearances must be completed prior to participation.

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.