“Race, Sports and the beginning of CYO with Bishop Sheil”

First Friday Club of Cleveland
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dobie Moser is the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and CYO for the Diocese of Cleveland. He served in a similar position for the Columbus Diocese and worked in youth and young adult ministry at St. John the Baptist in Silver Spring and at St. Cecilia in Houston.

Dobie is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, a high school tennis coach, and is on the design and training team for the University of Notre Dame Play Like a Champion Today national coaches training program.

Dr. Moser has written sacramental, educational, athletic, and family resources and has served on the design and training team for the international Strong Catholic Families initiative. He has an undergraduate degree in education, an M. A. in Family Systems Counseling, and a Doctorate in Leadership. He has trained thousands of coaches and parents to understand sports as a path to Christian discipleship.                                                                                                                               

CYO was established to promote among youth a recreational, educational and religious program that would adequately meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of boys and girls without regard to race, creed or color…. While instilling in their minds and hearts a true love for God and country.   CYO Charter, 1932

Picture from the cover of a book on the origins of CYO – used with permission of the author