Sports Ministry

[I] consider sports as an instrument of education when it fosters high human and spiritual ideals; when it forms youth in an integral way in values such as loyalty, perseverance, friendship, solidarity and peace. Surmounting differences of cultures and ideologies, sports offers an ideal occasion for dialogue and understanding among peoples, for building the desired civilization of love. To put into practice these values, based on the dignity of the human person, in face of possible interests that might darken the nobility of sports itself.
‐ Pope John Paul II (Sept. 16, 2002)

Ministry Description

The Saint Maria Goretti Sports Ministry is dedicated to ensuring that Christian Spirit governs all relations and environments of SMG parish recreational activities.

St. Maria Goretti Sports Ministry is a Catholic Sports Ministry serving St. Maria Goretti Parish. The Athletic Department is under the leadership of Pat Biddlecombe and Tina Uhland.  It is our hope that young athletes learn the fundamentals of their sports as well as being positive role models of doing the right thing and treating people right. We are always looking for positive role models for our coaching staff as well so please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.