8th Grade Core

C.O.R.E. is a special leadership group for our youngest CYO members.  Standing for Catholics Organizing and Representing Eighth-Graders, CORE is open to any 8th grader involved in the CYO. No elections or invitations needed -just a desire to be more involved. CORE meetings approximately once a month to learn leadership skills and then put those skills to work by planning an event for just the CYO 8th graders.


2018-2019 Update

8th Graders interested in being a part of the 2018-2019 Committee Organizing and Representing Eighth Graders (CORE) will be invited to sign up at the September 9, 2018, Monthly Meeting or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also attend the first meeting to get involved.  You do not have to be elected or invited! 

Kick-off Meeting will be Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM in Aquinas Hall.

Meeting - Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 6:30 PM in Aquinas Hall

Meeting - Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 2:00 PM in Aquinas Hall



8th Grade “Jumping for Jesus” Mini-Lock Out

Date:    Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time:   Meet at Siena Room at 7:30 PM (glass doors next to main church entrance)

            Ends at home of Lily Remson, 6655 Vicksburg Street, at 1:30 AM

Place:   St. Dominic and Sky Zone; optional remainder of night at home of Lily Remson

Bring:   TWO permission forms (St. Dominic & Sky Zone) and $25


CORE has planned a great event for all 8th grade members and their 8th grade guests.

  • Community-building Icebreakers, Mass (fulfills Sunday obligation), faith witness talk with small group discussion on how to “jump up” your prayer life
  • Private party at Sky Zone with pizza and soft drinks included
  • CYO event ends at 1:30 AM when bus returns to home of Lily Remson; optional remainder of night with movies and games at her home under supervision of parent chaperones until approximately 7:00 AM.


Notes: 1) You should eat dinner before arriving at St. Dominic; food will not be available until the stop at Sky Zone,  2)Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation, 3)  You are welcome to get picked up at 1:30 AM or later (as well as earlier if needed.)



If you want to participate, please call Johnny at 504-813-3003 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 14th.