Each year, a week-long mission trip is planned which takes place during the summer. These trips allow both adults and teens to become involved by participating in home repair while at the same time fostering their spiritual growth. Group Workcamps is the organization that structures our participation in these mission trips. This past June, 53 people traveled to Racine, Wisconsin. It was an awesome trip that created lasting friendships within our group and allowed us to meet many new people.
If you are looking for a rewarding experience that allows you to help those less fortunate and grow in your own spirituality, this mission trip is for you. Incoming freshman through adults are encouraged to participate. You do not need to be a member of St. Raphael parish to participate.
This year's Love Out Loud Mission Trip is scheduled for July 21-27, 2013. We will be traveling to Troy, Missouri. The bus will leave from St. Raphael's on Sunday, July 21, 2013. We will return on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The cost of the trip is $440.00 which depends on the success of our fundraising efforts. All participants are requested to attend our fundraising events. The cost includes your Workcamp meals, lodging, and transportation for the week. Limited scholarships are available. More information can be found in the Informational Packet below.
An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Teen Room. Come and hear about the exciting opportunities that are available to Go and Make a Difference in the lives of others.
For questions regarding the mission trip, please contact Barry O'Donnell, Youth Ministry Director at (630) 355-4545 x 124, or by e-mail.