Catholic Heart Work Camp

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then register by filling in the form at the bottom of this page. 

Date: Sunday, June 18th (in the morning) until Friday, June 23rd (evening time)


• Home Base is: Our Lady of Sorrows 23815 Power Rd in Farmington, MI 48336 (approximately 4 hours from New Lenox)


Age: This trip is open to incoming 8th graders, all high school teens, college leaders, and adult chaperones. (Anyone 18 or older must go through Protecting God’s Children to participate.)

Cost: $395 covers all meals, transportation, and lodging for teen and adult participants EXCEPT meals and activity on the Free Day (bring approximately $25)

Description of the service: At Catholic Heart Work Camp, we will get into work teams (with people from all over the country) and serve at either a social service agency, a boys/girls club, or do home repair in the community.

Transportation: We will have personal vehicles that will caravan to and from Michigan. Adults are asked to share the driving with 2 hour shifts (must be 25, licensed, and insured to drive); driving is not required.

What to bring: Participants are asked to pack light: comfortable clothes, modest pajamas, toiletries, towel, sleeping bag and pillow, an inflatable mattress, walking shoes, Bible, water bottle, small tools, etc. (A complete list will be distributed.)

Essential Meeting: All adult and teen participants are asked to attend on Wednesday, May 17th 7:00-8:30 pm in rooms 3 & 4. (Parents are welcome as well.)

Fundraising Expectation & Opportunities: All adult and teen participants are asked to:

  • ★Encourage your family and friends to support the Lenten Project: Works of Mercy.

  • ★Help sell tickets and serve at a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, February 4th at St. Jude.

  • ★Bake and help sell items at a Bake Sale at one or more Friday night St. Jude Fish Fries (during Lent).

  • ★Dates and details for a car wash fundraiser have yet to be determined.

  • ★  Send a letter for prayer support to your friends and family. Sample letters will be provided and asking for financial support in the letter is totally optional. (As missionaries, we set out to do God’s work by serving the physical needs of the community with the strength of the Holy Spirit. Asking for prayer support will deepen the impact of our efforts in immeasurable ways.) 

How to sign up:

1. Pre-register by filling out the form below. 

2. Print out, fill out, and turn in the permission forms 

3. Turn in forms and the $100 deposit to the Parish Office by January 24th.  

Total cost is $395. Deposit $100 (due January 24th); Potential parish support $60; Goal for Personal Support Letters & Fundraising $150; Remaining balance $85 (due May 1st)

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