As you may have noticed, we are not going to Jenkins, Kentucky this year for a Winter mission trip. There are several reasons for that decision, but the main one is that there is so much need locally among our neighbors, parishioners, and in the city of Columbus.
This year we will have a variety of local opportunities to serve our brothers and sisters who are in need. Here’s a little taste of some of the projects we are lining up for these two days:
A DEEP CLEAN of Holy Family Soup Kitchen
Visiting our local nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Street evangelization at Easton, Walmart, etc.
Putting together pre-prepared meals to be given to a local family in need
Simply spending time with the children of a family in need
Various home improvement projects for local families in need
Various yard projects for local families in need
Christmas caroling in the neighborhood
Helping at the Christmas Tree sale
Do we stay the night?
Yes. We will be sleeping in the lower level of the Church. Boys and girls will be separated in different rooms.
What does my registration fee cover?
It covers the food for our meals and supplies for all of our projects.
Can I bring my cell phone?
We would prefer that you didn’t. Since we are staying local, leaving your phone at home for two days will help you to be more present to those whom we serve, and to be on retreat for a couple days.
Am I allowed to leave campus?
No, except for the projects you’re participating in.
What should I bring?
Clothes for Saturday (you may be working outside, so you get the idea)
Bedding (sleeping bag, pillow, air mattresses are welcome)
Minimal toiletries (we won’t have access to a shower, just teeth brushing, deodorant, etc.)
Again, we are asking you to leave your cell phone at home for just two days, so please do not bring it.
What The Parents Need to Know:
There will be at least a 6 to 1 ratio of students to adults
Drivers of vehicles will all be over 25 years of age
Adult chaperones will be in compliance with Diocesan Requirements
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st
8:00am Holy Mass
6:30pm Prayer, Small Groups, etc.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22ND
8:30am Holy Mass
7:00pm Prayer, Small Groups, etc.
registration and application
3 ways to pay
Pay easily online using PayPal
Personal check made out to:
St. Catharine Church - 500 S Gould Rd, Columbus, OH, 43209
If you or your family already gives to the parish, simply use their information to login, otherwise you can create your own account. Then follow these steps:
1. Click "Give a New Gift"
2. Under "Youth Group Events" choose "One Time"
3. Enter $50.00 in the Amount space
4. Click "Next" at the bottom of the page
5. Click "Submit"
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we didn’t get an official group picture from spring retreat, so this will have to do
While you’re sitting there- on a Sunday night- upset by Duke’s loss..... sign up for spring retreat! Get away from the Madness... refocus, re-center, re-commit. #40hours #springretreat
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See you for high school youth group tonight at 6.
“Register for Spring Retreat.” -probably James
How many times have you said “I’ll pray for you” and then totally forgot? How about instead of “I’ll pray for you” we said “I’ll pray WITH you…” Come learn from our resident evangelist and future saint Bryan O’Donnell tonight!
CONTACT BRENDAN O'ROURKE, DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY