PRE-GAME PRAYER PROCEDURE
Prior to the beginning of the CYO game; all game participants (players, coaches, and officials) will gather at Mid-Court, Home Plate etc. (Whatever applies to the sport being played)
Both teams line up facing each other or gather together.
The home team will lead by reading the CYO PRAYER. This may be done by one of the Players, Coaches, Parents, or Representatives from their Parish.
If a Priest is present he will lead with a prayer of his choosing.
Players and coaches shake hands.
EACH COACH MUST A HAVE A COPY OF THE PRAYER FOR ALL CYO GAMES
Almighty God and Father, We ask your blessing on all who participate in today’s activities.
Thank you for bringing us together in your name.
Watch over all who play today and all who made these games fun and enjoyable.
Thank you for giving us the chance to teach our faith to others by our actions.
In Jesus’ name, AMEN