Ready to Roll: WorkCamp 2016
WorkCamp is a life-changing experience on many different levels. We will live in a Christian community for an entire week, celebrate Mass daily, work on homes and share our faith with one another. This encounter helps us look past our own materialistic lives and see the diverse lives of others. The week also promises new relationships with other youth and those we are serving. The ultimate result is the improvement of the homes and lives of those we serve.
This year’s theme is “Show Know Mercy.” The theme reminds us of the importance of showing mercy for others and is a direct reflection of the papal Bull of Indiction, Misercordiae Vultus, "In short, we are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us." (MV 9) This theme will be prevalent throughout our week at WorkCamp. We will live it each day as we work, we will pray and reflect on it during Mass, Reconciliation and breakout sessions and we will enjoy the knowledge of God’s mercy during our icebreakers and games. " Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy" (Mt 5:7).
We thank our parish, friends and family for your continued support and prayers. Please continue to pray that we have a safe and fruitful week in Massaponax, VA.
Drop-In Starts Soon
Wednesday is our first soccer night, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Woodley Hills Elementary. All other July soccer nights will be held at Mount Vernon High School. An August location is TBD.
Mark your calendars and join us every week this summer (Sunday 7:30 - 9:00, and Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm), or as often as you can!
Summer Field Trips
August 5 - Kings Dominion Trip. Meet at GS at 7 am, attend Mass in Fredericksburg at 9am and return to GS by 10:00 pm. Online permission in July.
Date TBD - Hike Old Rag in late August. Details are still being settled.
Mount St. Mary's Parish Pilgrimage
Prayers for our Youth
Teens needed for Vacation Bible School (VBS). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christ House Thursday ministry needs new leadership. Please contact Mike O'Neil email@example.com
for more details or to volunteer for the next date on July 7.
MSYG Leadership – The youth ministry team is seking new leadership beginning in September. Please contact Miguel firstname.lastname@example.org
MSWC High School teen volunteers. The Youth Ministry team is seeking 6 to 8 high school teens to volunteer and assist with our Middle School WorkCamp. Applications are accepted online.
Donuts after Mass - the next date is August 7th. Donuts have been cancelled on July 3 and September 5.
September 5 - International Festival
September 11 - Youth Ministry KickOff Dinner
October 8 - 9 - High School Lock-In
October 15 - Mount St. Mary’s Pilgrimage