Our Mission Program got off to a great start. Six young adults and eleven young at heart adults went to New Orleans to help rebuild Katrina damaged homes in several counties. Our projects consisted of caulking, painting, scrapping up moldy flooring, tearing out and replacing weathered walls and siding, hanging doors, framing and miscellaneous woodworking projects.
A typical day; we were up by 6:30am, had breakfast, packed our lunches and went directly to the job site or to St. Raymond's Catholic Church/School which has been converted to a Catholic Charities Center warehouse where we would pick up supplies needed for the workday. Our workday 8am - 4pm then back to St. Raymond's to have a tasty dinner. We then went back to Hope Haven to shower, relax enjoy some down time.
It wasn't all hard work we had the opportunity one afternoon to take a tour of the St. Lewis Cathedral and tour the French Quarter.
We were blessed with wonderful weather and an additional bonus, our pastor celebrated Mass almost every day.
At this time, the committee is preparing a slide show presentation on this mission trip. All parishioners and friends are invited and encouraged to attend the presentation, in Dohony Hall.
Date and time of the presentation will be announced soon.
SUMMER WORK CAMP!
27 June—3 July
The work camp is open to anyone age 14+, and adult chaperons. The $300 fee covers lodging, food, tools and supplies for work projects. Our lodging is at the Trinity Spiritual Center in Park Heights, our work sites are in the city of Baltimore.
Each day begins and ends with prayer, a service project in the morning, lunch, and return to residence approximately 5pm. Then it is shower and supper, followed by free time, fun time, prayer time, and bedtime!
If interested, please contact the parish office (410-465-1670)
limited space - deadline is 10 May.