|St. Joseph||St. Charles||St. Mary|
|Christmas Eve 5:00pm||Christmas Eve 5:00pm||Christmas Eve 4:00pm|
|Christmas Eve 9:30pm||Christmas Day 8:00am||Christmas Eve 10:00pm|
|Christmas Day 9:30am||Christmas Day 10:00am||Christmas Day 9:00am|
The Mission groups will be selling Heart for Africa Ornaments made by the Khutsala Artisans of Swaziland.
Ornaments available are the Snowy Star, Red Bell, Multi-colored Tree, Purple Ornament, and Snowy White Angel.
Each ornament sells for $20.00
Khutsala Artisans is a HFA initiative designed to provide training and FAIR TRADE employment to local Swazi people. They currently employ 100+ Swazi women and men, training them in the art of jewelry making, bead craft, pottery and woodworking.
In a country where the unemployment rate can reach 70% their desire is to provide HOPE and help the people of this nation break the cycle of poverty and provide for their families. $12.00 of each ornament sold goes to the care and education of the orphaned and vulnerable children that HFA has rescued and now live at Project Canaan.
The profit from every 25 ornaments sold provides one orphan with food, shelter, care, education, and love for an entire month.
The remaining $8.00 of each ornament sold will help defray the cost of our Middle School and Adult Mission Trips scheduled for June 2018.
The ornaments make great gifts for teachers, secret santa gifts, friends and family!
Contact a Mission Trip participate or call Rita at 262-763-2050 to purchase today.
In Just5Days, you will make a real difference.
In Just5Days, you will experience your Catholic faith in new ways.
In Just5Days, you’ll make friends near and far.
The Middle School Mission Trip will be traveling to Appleton WI from June 25th-29th for their annual mission trip.
During the week they will have a chance to participate in one of the three types of service:
- Hands to the Ground – may include yard work, planting, weeding, gardening, clean-up and small repairs.
- Hands in Helpful Play – may include day camp, Vacation Bible Camp, daycare, helping at children’s and/or family centers, working with disabled children or at orphanages or children’s homes.
- Hands in Outreach – may include cooking and serving meals in soup kitchens and shelters, working with food banks and clothing shops, visiting and helping those in retirement homes.
The cost of the trip is $400 which includes food, lodging, planned activities and transportation to and from Appleton. We hope to raise a large portion of the cost through various fundraisers.
For more information download the information form here: [2018-MS Mission Info] or contact Rita at 262-763-2050.
Please complete and submit registration form and $50 deposit by December 31, 2017. Download the registration form here: [2018-MS Mission App] Make check payable to St. Joseph’s Church with JUST 5 DAYS in the memo. Send form and payment to:
St. Joseph’s Church
Rita VanSchnyndel/MS Mission Trip
PO Box 60, Lyons, WI 53148
“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love”
St. Teresa of Calcutta
2018 Dominican Republic Adult Mission Trip is scheduled for the week of June 2nd – June 9th, 2018.
Organized by Cross Catholic we will depart from O’Hare Airport and arrive in Santo Domingo with a transfer in Miami.
We will be either building a home for a family or working on safe water ways for the town. This will depend on which is the greatest need at the time of our arrival.
Cost of the trip is $650 + Airfare $625 which is about $1300 per person. The $650 includes transportation, lodging and meals once we arrive in the DR. We will be doing fundraising to help offset some of the cost. Our main goal of fundraising is to raise the funds for our project for this trip and possible future trips.
Registration forms are available by downloading here [2018-adult mission app]
And you must sign a waiver which can also be downloaded [2018-adult mission waiver]
A deposit of $150 by November 30 is required to hold your spot.
For more information download the letter from Rita dated August 23, 2017 [2018-adult mission info]