Affiliated Ministries

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) logoMISSION: The CYO is committed to providing a ministry of information that helps bring youth to their full human potential. The CYO provides opportunities for young people to develop strong moral character, self-esteem and leadership qualities through activities of a social, educational, recreational and athletic nature.

Founded in 1939, the CYO organizes athletic competition in 14 different sports for boys and girls, fourth grade through high school. The CYO also conducts an extensive summer residential camping program and year-round outdoor education classes at Camp Rancho Framasa in Brown County. A science fair, music contest, honors music recital and chess competition are also on the annual activities calendar. The CYO Office is located at 580 E. Stevens Street, Indianapolis 46203. Contact them at (317) 632-9311.

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St. Mary's Child Center

St. Mary's Child Center logoSt. Mary’s Child Center is a not-for-profit education center that is focused on helping young children who are at great risk for a wide range of social, emotional, economic and environmental problems, and whose needs are not being adequately met by any other private or public services.

St. Mary’s Child Center was founded in 1961 to serve the needs of young children between the ages of three and five who have “fallen through the cracks” of private and public social services. The children served are exposed to severe environmental and emotional stress that has a damaging effect on their ability to learn, socialize and grow into normal, happy children. Part of the mission is to preserve reverence for the life and dignity of every single child. St. Mary’s Child Center receives its funding from private donations, grants and program fees. 

St. Mary’s Child Center is located at 901 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Contact SMCC at (317) 635-1491.

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Notre Dame ACE Academies

Notre Dame ACE Academies logoThe growing relationship between the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the University of Notre Dame deepened on March 29, 2016 when it was announced that five center-city Catholic schools in Indianapolis would become part of the Notre Dame ACE Academies network starting in the 2016-17 school year. Central Catholic, Holy Angels, Holy Cross Central, St. Anthony, and St. Philip Neri joined schools in the dioceses of Tucson, Tampa, and Orlando to provide a challenging, faith-filled, educational experience for their students. This experience serves as the foundation for a life lived in service to Jesus, the Church, and Community, and puts the students on a path to College and Heaven.

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