SUMMER MISSION TRIPS at St. John Paul II Parish

JUST5DAYS (J5D) A Catholic HANDS-ON Youth Mission

Location : Springfield, MA

Dates : July 24-28

JUST5DAYS is a week-long mission experience of hands on service, faith learning, prayer, community building, and summer fun. Just5Days was created especially for Catholic middle school youth and their adult leaders form parishes and schools.

Participants :

JUST5DAYS is for youth who are entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade who register as a parish or school team. Groups must have 1 adult (21 years of age or older) for every 5 youth registered.

2017 THEME : SAINTS AMONG US! YOUNG WORLD CHANGERS

YOUNG NEIGHBORS IN ACTION (YNIA)

Location : Brooklyn, NY

Dates : July 16-22

A week-long Catholic mission trip designed to help high school age youth encounter Christ through an experience of service, community, and prayer.

Participants :

YNIA is for youth who are entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Groups will need one adult (21 years of age or older) for every five young people registered.

2017 THEME : ANOINTED TO SERVE

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.” Luke 4:18

STEUBENVILLE EAST-2017 YOUTH CONFERENCE

Location : UMASS-LOWELL, Lowell, MA

Dates : JULY 14-16

For incoming freshmen through outgoing seniors in high school accompanied by their adult chaperones, age 21 and older.

Required : One adult chaperone per eight teens.

This summer join over 50,000 other Catholic teens participating at twenty-five Steubenville Youth Conference locations throughout the USA. A dynamic and powerful prayer-filled weekend which focuses on what it means to be an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ and member of His Body. The conference leads teens to an encounter with the real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist. Motivational speakers and a talented team of musicians help you to open your heart to God, to discover His Presence within you, and lead you to encounter Him in prayer, praise, and worship.

2017 THEME : ELEVATE “Behold, I make all things new.” –Rev. 21:5