Youth Organizations

Martyrs/Mercy Active Youth Organization (MAYO)

MAYO is open to 7th and 8th graders from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and Our Lady of Mercy in Forest Hills. Its mission is to bring the youth of the parish together in a safe, nurturing, and most important, fun environment. Our parish youth will participate in amazing activities and community service projects while growing in faith and beginning to develop into the next leaders of our church. Youth members meet twice a month (or more) on Fridays at 6PM. Details about community service opportunities, outings, and regular meeting times and dates will be emailed to active student participants by the group leader.

MAYO 2024 Meeting Dates
All meetings run from 6PM to 8PM. With a few exceptions, all meetings are held in McLaughlin Hall (auditorium of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy); the group leader will notify participants with details if there are any off-site gatherings. All scheduled meeting dates are Fridays:

Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 16, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 22, Apr 12, Apr 19, May 3, May 10, May 24, May 31

Contact: MAYO Director,

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Sports

CYO is a parish-level and community-based organization in the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens.

cyo_logoCYO Basketball: Boys and girls in grades 3-8 who are in the parish school, are members of parish, or live within the parish are eligible to play on girls and boys basketball teams. Students from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (OLQM) and Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) compete together as one team. Contact: Richie Allen,

CYO Track: OLQM Catholic Academy students (boys and girls ages 5  and older) can participate in the Flyers track program, which is run by the St. Margaret parish sports program and meets at the track at Juniper Park. Contact: Mike Loftus at 917-836-1597.

Tri-M Girls Swim Team: Tri-M is for girls ages 7-14 and represents the Forest Hills and neighboring parishes of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Our Lady of Mercy, Our Lady of Hope, and Holy Child Jesus. Visit the Tri-M Facebook page for tryout and practice schedules and contact information, or email questions to

Additional Information

CYO of Brooklyn Diocese