Cal Ripken, Jr.

Posted on: December 21st, 2017

A Conversation with Cal Ripken, Jr.

Sunday, March 11
2:30 PM
at York Catholic

The name Ripken is synonymous with baseball. Just one mention brings certain qualities to mind: everything from passion and integrity, to perseverance and a commitment to family.  Cal Ripken, Jr. will appear at York Catholic High School on Sunday, March 11, at 2:30 PM in the auditorium.  Cal will be interviewed on stage by Pat Principe, Sports Director at WGAL-TV8. Attendees can get a chance to be a part of the interview process by emailing potential questions for Cal to answer to

Cal is baseball’s all-time Iron Man. He retired from the game in 2001 after a Hall of Fame career that spanned over the course of 21 seasons, all with the Baltimore Orioles. While he’s best known for his incredible streak of 2,632 consecutive games played, he also redefined the position of shortstop.  In 2001, Cal and his brother Bill founded the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in memory of their father. Since then, Cal has become an international ambassador for the game, and has focused on growing it The Ripken Way.

Ticket options for Cal’s appearance include the following:

Infield Seat 2nd Base (front center section of the auditorium)

Infield Seat 1st/3rd Base (front side sections of the auditorium)

Outfield Seat (rear sections of the auditorium)

Ripken Experience
Autographed baseball and a photo opportunity with Cal. Each person entering the Ripken Experience must have an Experience ticket in addition to a seat ticket.  The Ripken Experience begins at 1:30 PM.
$125  SOLD OUT!


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Proceeds benefit the York Catholic athletic programs.

Futures Nights

Posted on: December 11th, 2017

Students in grades K-6 are invited to Futures Night at the York Catholic basketball games!

Future boys’ basketball players and cheerleaders are invited Friday, January 12, when the YC boys’ team takes on Littlestown, and future girls’ basketball players are invited Friday, January 19, when the YC girls’ team takes on Fairfield.

Futures will participate in the pre-game prayer and huddle, sit behind the bench for the game, and become part of the welcome tunnel before the game and at halftime.

For the boys game, Futures should plan on arriving no later than 6:45 PM to participate in the pre-game activities. Come at 6 PM to enjoy the JV game.

For the girls game, there will be no JV game.  Futures should arrive by 6:30 PM to participate in the pre-game activities prior to the 7 PM tip-off of the Varsity game.

Wear your uniform shirt for free admittance to the games. Come out and cheer your future school onto victory!

For complete details, contact Coach Dustin Boeckel at

Open House

Posted on: December 11th, 2017

York Catholic’s Winter Open House will be held on Sunday, January 21, from 12-2 PM.

Prospective students and their families are welcome to tour the school, talk with faculty, staff, and students, and enjoy learning more about York Catholic’s exemplary academic programs for students in grades 7-12.

For more information, contact Ms. Heather Hoffman, Director of Admissions and Enrollment, at 717-846-8871 x220 or

Click here to pre-register for Open House.

Click here for a coupon off the application fee.

The Snow Date is Sunday, January 28.

Catholic Schools Week Celebration

Posted on: December 11th, 2017

York Catholic will be joining the nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools January 28-February 3.  Students will honor service to the community, faculty/staff, and religious life throughout the week with a variety of activities including reading to children at partner schools, delivering gift bags and thank you notes to our bus drivers and teachers, and helping the cafeteria staff serve lunch.

To end our Catholic Schools Week celebration, we invite all students to show their Irish Pride on Friday, February 2 by participating in a Green and Gold dress down day!

Student Council is hosting a casual Snowcoming Dance Saturday, February 3, from 7-9 PM in the cafeteria for students in grades 9-12. Students from other schools are permitted to attend if they complete the guest form used for Homecoming and Prom.  All students and guests must adhere to the casual dress code found on pages 15-16 of the student handbook/agenda. Tickets are on sale January 22-26 during lunches at $6 per person.

Click here for the complete Catholic Schools Week schedule.

Here are a few highlights of public events you are welcome to attend:

Family Mass & Battle of the Buildings
To kick off Catholic Schools Week, Father Jon Sawicki will preside at our York Deanery Celebration Mass on Saturday, January 27, at 4 PM in the YC auditorium.  Attendance at this Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation.  Following Mass, we will move to the gym for the 4th Annual Battle of the Buildings at 6 PM.  This is a friendly inter-partner school competition of “minute-to-win-it” type games in the gym. The teachers are the competitors and the families are the fans.

The price of admission is a donated item for the Pregnancy & Family Resource Center. Every school will have a special table to collect these donations.  The top three schools with the most donations will earn points for their team!  Click here for a list of items needed for the PFRC.

The York Catholic Music Association will have food & beverages available for purchase.

Each school has been assigned a color to wear so families can brighten the gym with their school’s colors while cheering on their team! A special t-shirt is available for order.  Short-sleeved shirts are $10 and long-sleeved shirts are $14.  All orders must be placed online with Elizabethtown Sporting Goods by clicking here or at before January 5.  Visa, MasterCard, or Discover are accepted.

Catholic Schools Week Grandparents Mass
Later in the week, on February 1 at 1:30 PM, YC students and their grandparents are invited to sit together at our Catholic Schools Week Mass.  To register for the Grandparents Mass, contact Jennifer Sabo at or 717-846-8871 x222 by January 29.

Talent Show
Our annual Talent Show takes place February 2 at 1:30 PM where our students get an opportunity to showcase their talents for their peers and teachers.

We hope you can be a part of the celebration and we thank you for supporting Catholic Schools.


Grandparents Mass

Posted on: December 10th, 2017

 February 1 at 1:30 PM, YC students and their grandparents are invited to sit together at our Catholic Schools Week Mass.

To register for the Grandparents Mass, contact Jennifer Sabo at or 717-846-8871 x222 by January 29.

Welcome Wednesday

Posted on: November 20th, 2017

York Catholic will be open from 10 AM-2 PM on Wednesday, February 21, for families to drop by for a tour with one of our YC Student Ambassadors and observe what happens during a typical day.  You’ll also have a chance to meet with our Admissions Director to get your questions answered.

For more information, contact Heather Hoffman at or 717-846-8871 x220.

The York Catholic Fund

Posted on: July 7th, 2017

“We Believe”

The York Catholic Fund provides vital dollars to help ensure an exceptional educational experience for our students. Each year, donations support the gap between tuition charged and the actual cost per student (approximately $2,000.00 per student), professional development for teachers, student club activities, technology, and facility improvements at the school.

We Believe York Catholic students work hard, play hard, and brighten the world with their faith, mind, and heart. They share their musical and acting talents throughout the year and have great success on the fields and on the courts winning several athletic championships.

We Believe our parents make the best choice for their children as they continue to invest significantly in their education. The Class of 2017 is a strong example of the return on this investment achieving $8.3 million in college scholarship offers and volunteering over 20,000 hours of service to the greater York community and beyond. Upon graduation, our students truly realize the mission statement of York Catholic as they are academically sound, intellectually curious, and ethically prepared to serve the global community with grace.

We Believe as a member of our YC family, your help will enable us to continue to offer a rich multidimensional experience for this year’s students. Please become a donor to this year’s York Catholic Fund. Your support will help our students benefit from strong academics, winning athletics, and vast and varied extracurricular activities.

We gratefully accept annual gifts from July 1 through June 30 of each year to The York Catholic Fund. Donors who give $1,000 (or more annually) are members of YC’s Mystical Rose Society and as such, receive special acknowledgement at Mass and invitation to events throughout the year. For fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018), The York Catholic Fund will strive to raise $300,000 to address the initiatives above by encouraging all graduates whether recent or seasoned, parents, and friends to get involved. Each and every gift, whatever the amount, is valued and matters tremendously.


Yearbook Sale

Posted on: July 6th, 2017

Even though the 2018 color yearbooks are not distributed until May, NOW is the time to place your order for a book.  Extra yearbooks are not available in May.  Only what is ordered is delivered to YC for distribution.  To make yearbook ordering easier, York Catholic is participating in the Smart Pay sales management program offered through Taylor Publishing. Smart Pay handles the order taking and payments allowing the yearbook advisor and staff additional time to produce the best yearbook ever.

Order NOW!  Simply click here or call the Smart Pay ordering line at 1-800-853-1337.


Special Note for Parents of Seniors:

There will be a special section of the 2018 yearbook reserved only for parents of seniors to send a message to their senior son or daughter.  It is a great keepsake and a wonderful way to congratulate your child for all of their years of hard work.  The rectangular space costs $20 and can be in full color with a total of 30 words and 1 picture.  Be sure to only submit pictures that you do not need replaced.  Photos should be in good condition and printed on photo paper.  Please click here for the Senior Form and return it with your payment (checks made payable to York Catholic High School) to Mrs. Nagley no later than Tuesday, November 21.


2017-18 Calendar At-a-Glance

Posted on: July 5th, 2017

Click here for a printable version of the 2017-2018 York Catholic Calendar At-a-Glance.


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