What is Prayer & Action?

Laura Gouvion, 683-6569
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Prayer & Action is a summer Catholic youth ministry program for high school students where young people pray together and work together to serve those who are in need. It is open to those who have completed their freshman year through graduated seniors. 

Prayer & Action takes place over 5 days. You will arrive on Sunday evening and stay until Friday morning. Throughout the week, you will paint, clean, do yard work, and perform other meaningful tasks for the poor, disabled, and elderly. You will spend the week in an atmosphere that will foster your faith, inspire charity, and lead you closer to Christ. The experience will also allow you to get to know other high school students from other parts of the diocese who share your Catholic Faith. 

Prayer & Action is facilitated by a mission team, which consists of seminarians and other dynamic young adults. This team and the parish adult leaders will be with you at the work sites, working side-by-side with you. In the evenings, the team will lead "Collatio," the retreat portion of P&A. "Collatio" is perhaps the most important part of the day as you will play, worship, and grow together in Jesus Christ. "Collatio" includes games, music, small groups, and short inspiring talks from the team.

St. Thomas will be attending Prayer & Action on June 17-22, 2018 at St. Peter, Schulte. REGISTRATION FOR PRAYER & ACTION IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please contact Laura Gouvion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to put your name on the wait list in case spots open up. 

Youth permission/medical form and a $30 deposit are due by Thursday, March 1. Spots are filled on a rolling basis as registration and deposits are received. Total cost (including deposit) is $85. The remainder of the cost ($55) is due by Wednesday, March 28. Participants may also pay in full when they turn in registration. 

Please note: No one will be denied the opportunity to participate due to financial restrictions. For questions, please contact Laura Gouvion at L This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We are always in need of Adult chaperones for Prayer & Action!  If you or an adult you know is interested, please contact Laura Gouvion for details about this year's trip.

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