Archdiocesan Youth Athletics Initiative: Spiritual Liaisons
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Charter on Catholic Youth Athletics calls for all athletics organizations (including those affiliated with a parish or elementary school) to designate a Spiritual Liaison, whose duties primarily include communicating and promoting the “spirit, mission, goals and principles of this Charter to all in the athletics organization” (see Section 6.2.14).
If you have been appointed as the Spiritual Liaison for your athletics organization, or are looking to appoint someone, you may find the below links helpful. Please keep in mind that, while there needs to be a primary person designated as the spiritual liaison, most organizations may find it helpful and necessary to appoint a team of people to serve in the role.
Information Memo Concerning Spiritual Liaisons
The Role of the Spiritual Liaison (6-2015)
Among the duties required of the spiritual liaison is to ensure the annual coaches’ ministry meetings are scheduled (see Section 6.2.14 b ii). Please see our coaches’ page for assistance in possible content for that session.
Also, please see the Victory Gear page for some items that can be ordered or downloaded to assist spiritual liaisons keep the primary mission of Catholic youth athletics front and center in the minds of our athletes, coaches and parents. This page is brand new, and we will be adding new things to it in the coming weeks and months.
To send us contact information on who your spiritual liaison is, please click here.