Your Help & Donations are Needed
to Support our Parish Youth WorkCamp
St. Raymond’s has 20 parish teens and 12 adult volunteers who have committed to spending the entire week of June 21-25 to help four St. Raymond’s parish families in need with home repair projects. Their mornings and evenings will be spent at the church in prayer and fellowship. We need your help to make this week a success.
Can you join us in our mission to our fellow parishioners?
Read on for ways you can help!
Help Needed with Meals & Evening Supervision:
Volunteers are needed to help with breakfast & dinner (set-up, serve & clean-up) so the campers can focus on getting to worksites and the evening programs. VIRTUS compliant adults are also needed for security monitoring on the parish grounds during dinner and recreation times each day. Click here for details.
WorkCamp $$ Donations:
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support WorkCamp, you can do so via check (make checks out to “St. Raymond’s” with WorkCamp or Youth Apostolate on the memo line.) or online. Make sure to note “for WorkCamp” in the notes section if you want to ensure the $ is only used for WorkCamp & not other Youth Apostolate needs/events.
Your prayers (especially for safety & good weather!) and support
are tremendously appreciated! We cannot do this without you!
What is WorkCamp?
WorkCamp is an intentional Christian Community that provides an opportunity for direct service to the young people within the boundaries of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. This year St. Raymond’s will be hosting our own WorkCamp, on a much smaller scale, doing projects and helping four of our parish families who are in need of our help.
St. Raymond’s will be holding our own version of WorkCamp this summer, June 19th & June 21st-25th. Teens must commit to the full day for all 6 days in order to participate. We will have daily Mass, work in crews on projects, have fun, eat dinner & have an evening program etc. but will sleep at home. WorkCamp is open to current 9-12th graders. We will be helping several families with some pretty exciting projects! No prior WorkCamp, construction, or tool knowledge is necessary as everything will be taught on site and supervised by our contractors.
The promo video below is from a past WorkCamp hosted by the Diocese to give you a general idea of what WorkCamp is like. Keep in mind, it will be on a much smaller scale as we aim to do a mini version of WorkCamp at the parish level this year.
See above video for a recap of the Arlington Diocese WorkCamp 2019!