CYO Third Grade Volleyballers Duke it Out! Valley Catholic vs St. Agatha

November 18, 2017 CYO Volleyball Championship Finals

Third Grade Grade Girls Spike Championships

Valley Catholic (Royal Blue)

Coach: Angie Arellano (H), Lisa Marie Hunt

Adriana, Hannah, Isabella, Cameron, Jaya, Grace, Elizabeth & Tessa

St. Agatha (Red

Coaches: Pualine Irwin Kylie Salbeck, Jill Solazzo

Sydney, Charlotte, Samantha, Reena, Ella, Isla, Sofie, Addison, Ellen, Alexandra

Set 1: VC 25 – St. Agatha 20

Set 2: VC 25 – St. Agatha 14

Game Highlights:  Some great rally’s for 3rd grade volleyball! Generally it is a serve fest with most balls over the net wins… but this was a treat!  Great job to both teams!

Below: Valley Catholic Third Grade Girls First Place CYO Spike Championship3 Girls Valley Catholic 1st

Below: St. Agatha Third Grade Girls Second Place CYO Spike Championship3 Girls St. Agatha 2nd

Archbishop Alexander K. Sample on CYO/CH Champions of Faith

This is the link for the archbishop interview:

I am grateful to my friend, Archbishop Alexander Sample for his kind words about CYO/Camp Howard the evening of our annual fundraising dinner!  Thank you Archbishop Sample!  Your Friend, Sr. Krista

Couldn’t Help it Had to Post it!


This actually took place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars; then insured them against, among other things, fire.

Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars, the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company.  In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost ‘in a series of small fires.’

The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason, that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion.

The lawyer sued and WON!  (Stay with me.)

Delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company, in which it had warranted that the  cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them  against fire, without defining what is considered to be unacceptable ‘fire’ and was obligated to pay the claim.
Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the lawyer for his loss of the cigars that perished in the ‘fires’.

After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!!!

With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.
This true story won First Place in last year’s Criminal Lawyers Awards contest.

“TIMBER!” This you Have to See!


This summer (2017) trees were removed from the footprint of the site for the new “Mary’s Lodge” at Camp Howard, the new dining hall for the camp.  Drone Camp was also going on and Mark Lee had a drone in position to capture this wonderful topographical view of a tree coming down.  Enjoy.  Bet you can’t watch it just once! #sistersblog, #cyocamphoward

Corcl Memories From Camp Howard!

This is what the “little kids” got to do at Camp Howard for one of their many activities this summer.  It was all captured by “Drone Campers” under the direction of Drone Pilot, Mark Lee also known as the Director of CYO Swimming and Track & Field!  Great job, Mark! #cyocamphoward, #sistersblog

“Read All About It”

A 12 page insert into the Catholic Sentinel was featured this past weekend All About CYO and Camp Howard! I hope you take time and read about our new Camp Dining Hall which has been named “Mary’s Lodge at Camp Howard”.  It is the center of the paper.  Let me know what you think. Link:

Our Champions of Faith Dinner is this coming Tuesday night at the Oregon Convention Center.  We can still seat you and accept tables.  It will be a LOT OF FUN and we have some great videos to show.

Champions of Faith is the one time per year that CYO/Camp Howard asks for money to help us further the cause and transform the organization.  It’s all about the kids!  Our auditor, Gary McGee & Company, shares with the board each year that we have put 100% of the donations toward our programs.

Thanks to YOUR generosity, a LOT of kids have gone to camp (approximately 200 last summer) and have participated in sports who otherwise would not have.  Help us continue to Make Great Memories for Kids by making an annual donation to CYO/Camp Howard. Thank You!

#cyocamphoward, #sistersblog