- El Salvador Teen Mission Trip – Late June to early July (Dates to be confirmed soon) – In 2011, Holy Martyrs began a ministry to the people of El Salvador, a place with a special connection to our parish and our diocese. During our 5 day trip, our focus will be on learning about the country, the people and culture, and the history of El Salvador. Importantly, our students will visit the very poor and find out how we, as a parish and diocese, are supporting them. The students who have went on the trip in the past have expressed how impactful it was to them, and how they will remember the experience for the rest of their lives. The goal would be to take 3 to 5 students on this trip.
- Steubenville Youth Conference – June 12-14th (Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH) 50,000 High School age Catholics all across the U.S. will attend a Steubenville Youth Conference each year. They experience a renewing of their faith through prayer, talks, worship, devotionals, and meeting with other students from all over the country. We would like to take as many students as possible.
- LIFE TEEN Leadership Conference – June 22 – June 26 (Benedictine College, Atchison, KS) LTLC (for short) is a dynamic, prayerful, and impactful week of talks, and activities that help teens become the leaders and disciples that God is calling them to be. Our students will have time to adore the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration, participate in powerful worship, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, gain practical Leadership skills, and meet other students from all around the country who are committed to discipleship and evangelization. We have 5 students on our leadership team we would like to take.
- Catholic Heart Work Camp – July 12th – July 18th (Steubenville, OH) CHWC (for short) provides opportunities for parish and youth groups to restore homes, feed the hungry, lift the spirits of children, bring joy to the elderly and disabled, and offer assistance to social agencies. Our students will have a life-changing week, where together they can be the hope in the world. We would like to take 8 students.
You may be wondering – why? Every student is on a journey in their faith. Some are at the start of building a relationship with Jesus and some are starting to walk in that relationship. There are teens that want to grow even more in that relationship as well, and they become leaders. Each one of these goals are at the crossroads in their journey. Steubenville Youth Conference is a great way to start in that walk to encountering Jesus. CHWC is a great way to start going deeper into that relationship through encountering Jesus through “the least of these” Matthew 25:40. LTLC and our El Salvador Trip is a great way for our teens who want to become leaders in our LIFE TEEN ministry. Jesus gives us that call to “go out” (Matthew 28) and share God’s love with the world and your world. These two opportunities foster an experience to truly do that.
Thank you for your gift to bring our students closer to Christ!