Mission trips connect people with what God is up to all around them, and teenagers are an important part of what God is doing. The trouble is that sometimes they don’t realize it. Misplaced expectations, infinite distractions and disconnected values have turned the love and service that Jesus intended students’ stories to be about into a mere footnote. But mission trips invite students’ faith to their fingertips, allowing meaningful conversations about why service is essential to following Jesus. Mission trips invite students to be fulltime participants in God’s plan.
Each year students in grades 7-12 have an opportunity to go to a different community to learn about service and God’s love for broken communities. Our hope and goal is that when students go on trips they will come home and apply what they’ve learned in there everyday lives, including parish life. While a week long mission trip or two weekend retreats are a requirement in our Faith Formation program, we see these trips as an opportunity to experience a trip that values relationships, communities and Christ’s teaching.
You can learn more about YouthWorks and its ministry by visiting their website.
To register your student, you will need to fill out a deposit form and turn it into Meghan Stretar. If you have any questions, please contact the Faith Formation Office.