Youth Mission Trip 2017
This year we will be heading to San Francisco to partner with Young Neighbors in Action!
When: July 22-30
Who: High School Teens
Transportation: Van from OLL Parish
Team Leadership: Fr. John Kerns and Paden Alie, with Mission Team (TBA)
Theme: Anointed to Serve (Luke 4:18)
Cost: $425 if registered by March 31, After April 1, cost is $450
About Young Neighbors in Action
YNIA is a mission of CMD (Center for Ministry Development. YNIA's mission is "Helping youth encounter Christ through a weeklong Catholic experience of service, community, and prayer." They seek to provide a "solid, Catholic approach to service and justice that balances Scripture and Catholic social teaching, direct service, and a justice conciousness." Check out their website for more information.
Questions you may have regarding the Mission Trip.
What sort of work do we do on mission trip?
At YNIA, a local (to the mission area) site coordinator has been working hard all year to find great work sites for the various parishes coming to the camp! We will likely not find out until arrival where we are going, but that’s part of the fun. OLL usually has a large group that is split into three or four smaller mission sites during the day, and returns together in the evening. Teens from various churches stay together in their church groups, and have time to mingle and interact at the camp in the evenings. In the past we have worked at various Boys and Girls Clubs, done landscaping, painted, worked at a horse camp for Autistic children and adults, helped out at a residential living farm for mentally handicapped adults, worked with St. Vincent de Paul, etc. All of our work groups have had great experiences.
Where will we be staying?
We will be staying at All Souls Parish and Catholic Grade School sleeping in the classrooms – bring an air mattress and a sleeping bag! Boys and girls will be divided by wing of the building.
Are there showers?
Will this work for my Jesuit Junior Year Service Project?
YES! The hours for this trip are not quite enough, but Jesuit’s Christian Service Office has kindly allowed Jesuit students to have an exception and to fulfill the remaining few hours of their service project here in Portland at a similar type of work site. For any questions, please email Katie Diehm or Andrea Casey.
What does at typical day on a YNIA trip look like?
6:30 AM Wake Up Call
6:30 AM Optional Morning Mass
7:15 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Morning Prayer and Send-Off
8:30 AM Departure for Work Sites
9:00 AM Work Sites (work/lunch/sharing)
3:30/4:00 PM Return from Work Sites
Team Journaling & Sharing (if not done on site)
Recreation, Relaxation, Clean Up, Snacks
Adult Leader Check-In with Program Director
5:45 PM Site Sharing/Dinner Grace
6:00 PM Dinner/Free Time
7:30 PM Evening Program
9:00 PM Evening Prayer
9:30 PM Team Time/Social Time
11:00 PM Lights Out
Other questions? Please contact Katie Diehm by email.
Participant Testimonial, 2016 Mission Trip, Great Falls Montana
“Being on Mission Trip with OLL last summer was life changing for me. I was nervous going into it because it was my first trip like this, but I met so many new friends and made so many great memories during the week. The best part was working with the little kids at my mission site. They were so sweet and just wanted to be loved, and their lives were so hard. I really saw Jesus in all the people who were there working with them regularly. I never knew how much I could be impacted by something like that.”
Pictures from 2016 Mission Trip to Great Falls Montana
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