The Power of Youth Outreach in Montana

June 15, 2010

Dan Thies, right, is the program coordinator for C.Y.R.O and helps kids like Alex Neu, left, embrace their Catholicism.



It began a decade ago as a vision shared by the leaders of a small Catholic parish in Bigfork, a remote community in northwest Montana in the Diocese of Helena: a program to connect local high school youth across the small churches throughout the region with their Catholic faith. Today, with support from Catholic Extension, this simple vision has become a reality: the Catholic Youth Rural Outreach (C.Y.R.O.) program.  Read this article from the Spring issue of Extension about how CYRO is creating a new generation of leaders in the Church and inspiring parishes throughout the region.

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