What is Prayer & Action?
Prayer & Action is a summer Catholic youth ministry program for high school students where young people pray 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 high school students from around 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.