Monday June 29th – Thursday July 2nd 2015
What is Community Connection?
A week-long service program for high school students focusing on Catholic Social Teachings. Teens will serve those in need, build and expand their leadership skills and incorporate their experiences into prayer. There is no better way to learn about the true reason to serve others then to put words into action and to live out the Catholic faith! The theme for 2015 will focus on the parable of the Sower and the Seed. We will incorporate this into our study on Catholic Social Teaching as well as the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Who can participate?
Community Connection is open to all students entering 10th – 12th grades for the 2015-2016 school year. Students with the class of 2015 are also welcome to join us. There are 10 spaces available.
Is there a cost for the program?
Yes. A total fee of $100 is charged for this program. The fee includes 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, snacks, beverages, workshop materials, round trip transportation to all service projects, water park admission to Morey’s Raging Waters, program t-shirt and end of week awards certificate.
What is the time frame for this program?
Participants meet in the Aquin center for breakfast at 8am daily. Parent pick up is 7:30pm nightly. Workshops, discussions and prayer experiences are mixed through the day and relate to the service trips. Participants bring a bagged lunch daily.
What service projects are scheduled?
Each day is filled with new service experiences. Serving dinner at a soup kitchen, hosting bingo for retired seniors, working on a farm that grows and provides food to a soup kitchen, preparing and serving dinner at Ronald McDonald House and more. The goal of C.C. is to visit and volunteer is various ways!
Are you interested in participating?
A complete list of service projects is available! Contact the Youth Ministry Office for more information and or to register! Julie 856-228-2215 or firstname.lastname@example.org