Youth Ministry

  • Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

    The SS. Philip & James Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) is the centerpiece of our youth ministry program to parish children. The specific goal of the CYO program is athletics with a spiritual, social, and service components to help our children develop their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves and the Catholic faith. The program is create in partnership with parents, priests, religious, teachers and volunteers. 

    Athletic activities include:
    • Fall:  Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey, and with Chester County Crusaders: Flag Football and Tackle Football
    • Winter:  Basketball (grade school and high school), and Cheerleading
    • Spring:  Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, and Track & Field
    For more information, please contact cyo@sspjparish.net or visit  https://stphilipandjames.website.sportssignup.com
  • Scouts

    Girl Scouts
    SSPJ has several active troops from Daisies and Brownies to Girl Scouts. Each troop meets at a meeting place approved by their leader and service unit, earning petals/badges while having fun and living up to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
    Age: Girls, ages 5-17
    Contact: Jenny Bocchicchio, jnielsen@devereux.com

    Boy Scouts
    SSPJ's Troop 105's mission is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Meetings are weekly.
    Age: Boys and Girls, ages 11 to 17

    Cub Scouts
    SSPJ's Pack 105 Cub Scouts is the youth program of Boy Scouts and is dedicated to building character through activities that promote spiritual, civic and physical development. Boys meet in small groups in Dens and then meet monthly at Pack meetings.
    Age: Boys in Grades 1-5
    Contact: Mike Pagegala, mpagegala@mac.com

  • Youth Group

    This Youth Group provides service, spiritual, social, cultural, and athletic activities as well as leadership opportunities for boys and girls in grades 5-8 for all parish children from all schools. Meetings are held monthly from September through May. Volunteers are always welcome. The time commitment is 2 hours per month. Skills required: a love for young people and a desire to make a difference in their lives.
    Age: Boys and Girls, Grades 5-8
    Contact: Karen Truncellito, 610-363-1484

  • Teens Engaged in Active Ministry (TEAM)

    This organization is for teenagers from 9th through 12th grade. They meet on the first and third Sundays of each month from September through May from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the rectory meeting room. The purpose of the organization is to foster stronger spiritual, service, and social enrichment as they grow as young adults under the guidance of dedicated youth ministers. Volunteers are always welcome.
    Age: Boys and Girls, Grades 9-12
    Contact: Karen Truncellito, 610-363-1484