Mission starts at home. And the youth of St. Paul’s are committed to engaging the larger Waco community as part of their ongoing spiritual development. They do this by participating in parish-wide quarterly outreach projects, youth service outings, raising funds and awareness for local non-profits, and shopping to provide families with Christmas presents.
In addition to their local efforts, once a year the youth of St. Paul’s leave the city limits to engage with and serve people in a new community. Some years we stay in the great state of Texas, while others we travel out of state.
For 2016, we will be heading to Denver, Colorado to work with Denver Urban Ministries, an organization that provides basic human and employment services to vulnerable families in greater Denver while learning about urban poverty and homelessness. If you are interested in learning more about the trip, or how you can support the youth that are going, preliminary trip details can be found here.