Brooklyn Catholic Youth Organization Serves Parish Youth: A Descriptive Study of Enablement Processes as Seen in the Administration of Two Major Programs
A recent definition of the Brooklyn Catholic Youth Organization will provide the reader with the key elements of background for this study. C.Y.O. is said to be a diocesan agency set up to assist the parish priest and leaders in establishing, reorganizing, and enriching the leisure time program for youth. To amplify this concept and make more specific its purpose the writer restates this assistance to parishes as "maintaining a program of leisure time activities whereby Catholic youth may be attracted to their local parish church, its spiritual leaders, and resources. From this may be seen the true meaning of C.Y.O. as an "agency", that is, a youth serving body empowered to act dually; first, as a part of a legal entity in the whole of civil social welfare; second, and especially more important, as a Catholic Action instrument informally commissioned to the Youth Apostolate. Its mission to sanctify youth is therefore authorized by the Episcopal Ordinary and fulfilled through the appointed Priest-director, his assistants, the parish priests, and their lay leaders.
Clergy|Pastoral Counseling|Social work
Herder, Charles Gerard, "Brooklyn Catholic Youth Organization Serves Parish Youth: A Descriptive Study of Enablement Processes as Seen in the Administration of Two Major Programs" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509576.