Catholic Youth Serve Superior Seniors

By Mila Besich-Lira

On Monday, dozens of youth who participate in the Catholic Youth Ministries (CYM) gathered to provide a holiday dinner for the senior citizens of Superior. Each year the CYM youth group hosts the dinner, which has become a tradition the teens and seniors each look forward too.

“Los Hermanos restaurant donates the food, it is just another miracle the Tameron family provides,” explained Connie Perez one of the adult sponsor for CYM.

The students each bring a gift for a senior that attends the banquet or they donate a toy for the local toy drive. After the dinner the students get to meet their senior and the seniors and the youth share about their Christmas traditions.

“This is one way for the students to give back to the community,” explained Perez.

The CYM group has about 25 regular attendees but often they have up to 45 students attend each week. The organization is open to all youth in the community regardless of their religious affiliation.

“We would rather have them here than not be here” said Jessica Castillo an adult sponsor of the group.

In addition to their weekly meeting, the students hold fundraisers to cover the costs of their annual retreat in the spring.

CYM meets on Wednesday’s at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Center. The CYM group will begin new sessions on Jan 9, 2013. The group is led by Manuel and Jessica Castillo, and Connie Perez. Student leaders are Sabrina Castillo and Ricardo Perez.

Anyone interested in joining or participating in CYM should contact the St. Francis of Assisi Rectory or the CYM sponsors Jessica Castillo at 520-827-0098 or Connie Perez at 602-703-8858.

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