Youth Mission Teams Travel to Toronto and West Virginia
JOHNSTOWN, PA --- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to report that a Youth Mission Team, led by Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak and Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Paproski, will be travelling to our Diocesan St. John The Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Canada. The team will be in place from July 9-12, 2013.
This mission trip, is sponsored by the Junior ACRY youth organization and is comprised of Junior ACRY officers and members. The purpose of the trip is to allow the youth to experience life at the mission and be given the opportunity to put their faith in Christ at work. During their time at the mission they will present the proceeds of the 2013 Lenten Youth Project which totaled in excess of $6000.00!
While these youth will be serving the Church in Toronto, another mission team, led by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly, is also in place in West Virginia taking part in the Apalachian Service Project where they will perform home repairs and other related service projects.
It is evident, as our Bishop Gregory constantly reminds us, that our Diocesan youth are not the FUTURE of the Church but rather are FULL MEMBERS of the Church of today. They are examples for all to emulate, for they indeed are preaching the Gospel of Christ, through their good deeds and faithful participation in the life of the Church.
The faithful of the diocese are kindly asked to pray for the safe travels of our youth, and that they are blessed with a strengthing of their faith in and love for our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
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