Teen Mission Trip
Registration for the 2021 Mission Trip is now open.
Please contact Donna Berger at 860-633-9419 with any questions.
2021 Mission Trip
Wilmington, DE July 11-17
Each year, our community offers an opportunity for high-schoolers to take part in a week-long Mission Trip to some location within driving distance of our parish. Due to COVID, the 2020 Mission Trip was cancelled. Summer of 2019, 36 teens took part in a trip to Dexter, Maine, where the group worked to help local residents with small home improvement and construction projects and explored their faith as Christians and Catholics.
In offering these trips, we partner with an organization called Group Mission Trips, which has been organizing mission trips around the country for many decades.
In summer 2021 we’ll offer this opportunity again and will be traveling to Wilmington, DE from July 11-17. The cost for the trip is $500. Of this, $100 is payable as a nonrefundable deposit at the time of registration, with the remainder payable in two installments later in the year ($200 on March 1st, $200 on May 1st, both via PayPal invoice or paper check). Any teen entering high school in the Fall of 2021 is eligible to attend the trip.
The Mission Trip isn’t just a week-long trip; it’s a year-long commitment. We ask that all teens commit to satisfying the following requirements as part of their participation in the trip:
- Participate in our community’s youth ministry by attending, throughout the year, at least three youth group meetings or other youth ministry events (social events, service events, the Annual Lock-In, etc.).
- Help plan and run at least one fundraising activity during the year. We have several of these in mind: a car wash, candy sale, etc. The final list will definitely include our main fundraiser: the annual Golf Tournament. For whatever event you choose to help with, you should attend the planning meeting as well as the event itself. Further details will be available as these events approach.
- Commit to Group Mission Trips’ Code of Conduct, available here.
- Help promote our 2021 Trip
For more information about our 2021 trip, please contact our Youth Minister, Donna Berger, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families in significant financial need should please contact the Planning Team to discuss possibilities. We’d like for every interested teen to be able to attend.
Golf Tournament 2021
Due to COVID, our 2020 Golf Tournament was canceled. However, we would still like to thank you for your past support of the Teen Mission Trip Golf Tournament & Fundraiser Dinner! Proceeds from this event support the Annual Teen Mission Trip & Local Teen Community Activities. The 2019 Mission Trip was a huge success. 36 teens and 8 adults went to Dexter, ME and joined 320+ teens from several states to combine on 64 crews working on 60 resident’s homes. In Summer of 2021, we will be travelling to Wilmington, DE the week of July 11th where we will join others from around the country on various home repair & painting projects.
Thank You in advance for your continued support of our parish teens, the annual Mission Trip, and ongoing community service activities for our young people. Please mark your calendars – the 2021 Teen Mission Trip Golf Tournament & Fundraiser Dinner is Tuesday, May 25, 2021. If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Donna Berger (860-633-9419 or send an email).