Catholic Youth Organization

            Volunteers are welcome to Saint Andrew School and are a valued member of our team. As part of the Safe Environment policy, ALL school volunteers, WITHOUT exception, must complete all the background checks and clearances. This includes parents who will only be in the school once or twice. Examples: Santa Secret Shop, lunch duty, book fair, school dances, field trips, guest readers, etc. 

Change in Law – Are you a Mandated Reporter?
            As part of our Catholic commitment to safe environments, the Archdiocese recently updated its policies and training curriculum for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. These new policies reflect the Church’s commitment to always do more, as well as new Pennsylvania laws that go in effect on July 1, 2015. If you have direct contact with children, you may be a mandated reporter. Bonnie Ryan-Sedia is our Safe Environment Coordinator and will be working with our parish in the coming weeks to educate mandated reporters about their responsibilities and how to properly report child abuse to ChildLine, PA’s 24-hour child abuse reporting hotline.  Information is available at As we continue to do all we can to keep our children safe, also know that the Office for Child and Youth Protection provides services, resources and support toward healing for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and their families. Victim services can be reached at 1-888-800-8780 or via email at


Click HERE for the 5 steps required to volunteer



The Newtown Township Police and Fire Departments have informed the school that parking in the fire lanes is prohibited.  Vehicles parked in the fire lanes are subject to ticketing and towing.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Gary Lumpkin, 267-352-0173 or cell- 267-697-2113

Newtown, PA 18940


Registration fees for any CYO sport and/or activity should be made payable to St. Andrew Catholic Church with the reference to the CYO sport in the memo portion of the check.

Faith formation is the most essential part of every aspect of Saint Andrew Parish. Every child who participates in any Saint Andrew CYO program must be registered and attend Saint Andrew School, Religious Education or a private Catholic School.

Click on the link below for a tutorial regarding the requirements of coaches and/or volunteers.



CYO Mission Statement

CYO Sports is one component of a parish’s comprehensive youth ministry program which enables the partnership of parents, coaches, priests, religious, teachers and adult leaders to manage and support a sports program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves and the Catholic Faith.
Such a program:
* Employs healthy and enjoyable competition to promote the sharing of gospel values among athletes, parents, and coaches.
* Assists parish leadership in nourishing the emotional, spiritual, social and physical needs of young people.
* Encourages young people to appreciate the gifts they possess and challenges them to share these gifts with their community.
* Allows youth to witness the life of Christian discipleship in their coaches and adult leaders.
* Encourages youth to become responsible members of their faith community.

Weekly Team Masses:

Coaches are invited to bring their team or group to church and have the honor of bringing up the gifts at the Offertory. One Mass per week is set aside for a CYO “Team Mass”. Contact Scott Persechino, to make arrangements. Available dates are posted on the CYO calendar.