Youth Mission Trips

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Each year our Youth Group plans and raises money for a mission trip in the United States.

Sixteen (16) high school students and 3 adults spent their April 2015 vacation week in the mountains in eastern West Virginia. They partnered with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity to re-build homes in disrepair and to begin building new homes for families living in an impoverished area of Appalachia. In February of 2014, the youth group and their adult leaders journeyed to New Orleans, Louisiana to continue the work of re-building following Hurricane Katrina. With the help of St. Bernard Project members, they gutted a house that will be re-built and sold to a low-income, first-time home buyer. In spring 2013, the youth group ventured to Irvine, Kentucky where they learned about Appalachian culture and the poverty experienced in the mountains of Appalachia while working on trailer homes in need of repair. In spring 2012, our youth traveled to Shoal Creek, Alabama to re-build homes destroyed by tornadoes.

Mission Trips include project work, shared meals, conversations with members of the community, morning and evening reflections, and socializing and fun. Upon their return home, our youth reflect on the powerful life lessons they learned as they worked with people in a community devastated by natural disaster or systemic poverty. Through their experiences, the teens build friendships, create bonds with people in the community they serve, and deepen their faith.

We welcome friends from outside our parish to join the Youth Group on these mission trips. Read more about the Youth Group.

Highlights of Recent Mission Trips