So far this summer, 16 high school youth from St. Mary have attended a Love Begins Here mission trip sponsored by the Diocese of Madison. During the weeks of June 12-17 (at OLA, Beloit) and June 19-24 (St. Ann, Stoughton), youth arose in the morning for Mass followed by breakfast. They packed their lunches before heading off to their work sites for the day (about 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) helping others with gardening, clearing a park trail, picking cherries, painting (homes, decks, schools), cleaning up parks, visiting/assisting the elderly and more. The evening includes swim time, a homemade dinner (prepared by one of the small groups), small group discussions, a witness talk from one of the core team leaders each night, praying the Rosary, adoration and a night including reconciliation, as well. Lights out at 11:00 p.m. and up at 7:00 a.m. to start all over again! There are 8 middle school youth attending a shorter session from July 10-13 at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Madison.
St. Mary's Faith Formation 2
Catechesis for those in middle school, high school, and beyond...