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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020 9:48 PM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

    We are hosting a Rosary Series Patch Day this fall. The session is open to all youth, will be online, and you will receive 5 patches. See details.

  • Monday, August 10, 2020 4:58 PM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

    American Heritage Girls have released their new Catholic Faith Awards and we are ready to get started! There are 4 awards available:

    1. God and My Family (for Tenderhearts)
    2. God and My Country (for Explorers)
    3. God and My Community (for Pioneers)
    4. Woman of Integrity (for Patriots)
    These awards can be earned by registered American Heritage Girls. Adult training is now available.

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 12:10 PM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

    Our annual Launch Day will be socially distanced and online this year. We will be offering a starter session for each award level, including the new AHG Catholic Faith Awards!

    NOTE: All NFCYM award sessions are open to ALL YOUTH (boys and girls). All AHG award sessions are open to registered American Heritage Girls only.

    • God is Love (grades K-1)
    • Family of God (grades 1-2)
    • I Live My Faith (grades 4-5)
    • Mary, the First Disciple (grades 6-8)
    • The Spirit Alive (grades 9-10)
    • Missio Dei (grades 11-12)
    • God and My Family (Tenderhearts)
    • God and My Country (Explorers)
    • God and My Community (Pioneers)
    • Woman of Integrity (Patriots)

    Adult training will not be offered during this event.

  • Saturday, August 01, 2020 9:30 AM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

    It is now easier to keep up to date with the Galveston-Houston Archdiocesan Catholic Committee for Youth Organizations:

  • Monday, June 01, 2020 10:00 AM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)
    Happy New GHACCYO Year!The GHACCYO officially began on June 1st and we are excited to introduce you to this year's committee members! See them all, and how to contact them, at ABOUT US > 2020-21 COMMITTEE.

    Interested in serving on the committee? We'd love to have you join us! Send us a note at

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:31 AM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

    We will be hosting another Marian Series Patch Day on April 25. All youth (grades 1-12) and adults are welcome to attend.These patches are different, but in the same series, as the patch day we held in November. Details and registration.

  • Friday, January 31, 2020 7:24 AM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

    We are so happy to let you know that we can now take credit card payments for award applications! When you submit the Award Submission Summary, the Registrar will send you an when the applications are processed. There will be a link to pay the invoice online.

  • Monday, September 30, 2019 5:41 PM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

    Come spend a few hours learning more about your faith, Catholic role models, and become more aware of the faith community and cultures around the world.

    Our Lady of Good Help Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Guadalupe

    All youth in 1st thru 12th grades are welcome and will earn all 4 of these patches
    Our Lady of Good Help * Our Lady of Miraculous Medal * Immaculate Conception * Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Cost is $20 and includes 4 patches. Adults interested in helping out please contact Emily Tarco at

    Host Your Own Patch Day

    Interested in hosting a Patch Day of your own? Contact us and we will help you get it set up with registrations and publicity.

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:31 PM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

    Starting an award this year? Get a jump-start by attending

    Launch Day

    Youth can attend a workshop and get started on the requirements of their award.
    Adults can attend with youth OR take the Adult Advisor Training.


  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:21 AM | Tracy Rijken (Administrator)

    Dates for Adult Advisor training have been posted for May - August. They can be found on the Adult Advisor page and you can use the links to register. All training is done online.

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