St. Stephen, St. Elizabeth Seton and St. George parishes partnered with COAP (Christian Outreach to Appalachian People). “COAP was conceived in 1977 as a grass roots inter-denominational relief effort in response to a devastating flood, which caused great destruction of homes in Harlan County. In 1980, a Mennonite volunteer, Marlin Yoder, helped to form Christian Family Housing Services to help actualize the dream of helping low-income families with their housing needs.”
The parishes drove to Harlan, KY. They stayed at a camp provided by COAP, CAMP SLEEPYHOLLOW. They were responsible for cooking and cleaning up after themselves.
The group had sightseeing tours in the evenings, team-building activities, prayer and meditations, and travelled around the local area. They worked to improve life in a small area of the Appalachian Mountains by roofing a home.
What a great inspiration our teens are to our Catholic faith!
"Jesus said, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’" Matthew 25:40
Come, prepare, and serve a meal for those in need! Come with hearts open to an encounter with Christ who is in all people.
February 14, March 14, March 30, May 9, June 13, June 29, August 8, August 31, September 12, November 14, November 30, December 12
WHEN: 4-9 PM
WHERE: Meet in the parish parking lot near the entrance to the Cahill Center and we will carpool to the Catholic Charities Day Break Soup Kitchen in Joliet.
Signed Permission Form required for those under 18 years old! Download from the link on the Youth Ministry Tab. RSVP to Fran at email@example.com. Space is limited!
Practice every Thursday at 7 pm in Church (starting September 22, 2016)!
Sing at Sunday 6 PM Mass once a month!
Singers and musicians welcome! Open to Middle School and High Schoolers!
Contact Fran at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.!