Youth Ministry Activities

 

Steubenville Conference for high school teens is July 12 -14,2019 

The theme for this year is “Belong.” Check out our trailer promo here. St. Michael’s youth will partner with other parishes to share a bus and on-campus lodging. Space is limited, first-come-first-served! Total cost is estimated at ~$300 with transportation, lodging, conference, meals, t-shirt. Click here for permission slip and info, and please submit it to Juliana with $40 deposit made out to St. Michael’s.

 

Mini Camp Harper''s Ferry Scavenger Hunt

Middle School Mini Camp:  July 22-26, 2019

Our camp this year will include more opportunities to understand service justice and solidarity issues in addition to fun day trips to Hershey Park, Guppy Gulch and other soon to be named locations!

Mini-camp 2019 Participant registration
Mini-camp 2019 Peer Minister application

 

 

Work Camp foundation nearing completion

High School Work Camp: June 24 – 30, 2019

We continue the tradition of performing corporal works of Mercy in our neighboring communities of western Maryland through sheltering the homeless.   Since 2004, we have collaborated with Garrett County Habitat For Humanity in the construction of 24 concrete block foundations and building the wood frame homes for the working poor. Each winter we begin the process of developing our theme, our team and a plan to go and build quality affordable housing.   Since 2007 we expanded to sending an additional crew to Allegany County in Lonaconing and then Cumberland to paint, landscape, build and serve the elderly and the poor. For all youth interested in serving through the Habitat Camp, you must be 16+ years old when camp begins.   All youth 14+ are invited to serve at our Allegany Camp.

New this year we will collaborate and team up with Our Lady of the Mountain parish in planning and working together… don’t miss out as we begin the sign-up process in February.

St. Michael Catholic Church has a long tradition of work camp service since the early 1990’s. Over 27 years of inviting youth to see the face of Christ in those we serve.

2019 Workcamp Trifold
2019 GCHFH forms ALL Volunteer Packet
Perm 2019 Youth info sheet
Release 2019 Adult info sheet

 

Mandeville Solidarity Mission Gina primes the house sheathingMandeville Solidarity Mission Trip:  January 2-9, 2019

Since 2007, we have sent a team of up to 13 young adults 18 years and older to the newest Jamaican Diocese of Mandeville.  The first Bishop of Mandeville, Bishop Paul Michael Boyle, C.P. shared his vision of the fledgling diocese with our parish for several years. In 2007 we were able to travel there with a small group of young adults to be in solidarity with the people of Mandeville. Since then we have raised needed funds to provide for house construction materials and we have built houses, visited the infirm, the elderly, the poor, the disabled, and those in need.   For all adults who feel the inspiration to join in the mission through service, through organizational support, or financial support, please contact our youth ministry team.

Confirmation Retreat GroupMiddle School High School and Confirmation information is found here.