Leave your mark in the heart of Chicago by spending this Easter season discovering and sharing the spark behind every missionary’s fire! Join other high school students from all over Michigan for an unforgettable road trip to the Windy City to serve Christ by serving those most in need-- both physically and spiritually. Dare to make a difference by packing your bags, opening your hearts, and sharing your gifts. We can't wait to meet you.
Basic Mission Information
Who: High School boys & girls Date & Time: Wednesday, March 28 - Sunday, April 1 Location and Meals Hosted At: Girls' Track: St. Bartholomew; Guys' Track: St. Stanislaus Transportation: Meet us there, or join us on the Amtrak Train. More details below. Maximum Participants: 15 Mandatory Pre-Meeting: March 25th, 12:45-2:00pm @ Our Lady of Refuge
What to Expect
Missionaries will have the opportunity to participate in these awesome activities -- and more!
- Outreach to feed the homeless & provide for those in need - Crosswalk evangelization in Downtown Chicago - Kids' Carnival for Inner-City Children - Street Missions & Mercy Missions - Holy Week services & prayer opportunities - Group dynamics & hang-out times - Sacraments and adoration
STEP 1: Sign-up for the high school girls' or boys' track on the official Chicago Holy Week Missions webpage:
STEP 2: Plan your travel preference. Meet us there, or join on the Amtrak. More transportation details below.
Meet us in Chicago, or join us on the Amtrak train with 2 adult chaperones. Here is some important information that you'll need to know if you decide to take the train with us:
1. E-mail Mission Youth Detroit at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you'll be traveling with us. 2. Purchase your round-trip train tickets here. 3. Pack a lunch for the trip there; the stops are too short to purchase food and you'll be hungry! 4. Bring $6 cash to purchase a Metra ticket from Union Station for the trip there.
Departure: Date: March 28th, 2018 Time: Arrive by 10:40am, train departs at 11:07am Trip Details:
1. Amtrak Train: Royal Oak, Michigan to Union Station, Chicago: 11:07am- 3:50pm. 2. Metra Chicago Station to Highland Park, Illinois: 4:30-5:10pm (Metra Union Pacific North Line). Tickets are $6 and will be purchased in-station. 3. Arrive at Immaculate Conception Parish.
Return Trip: Date: April 1st, 2018 Time: Train departs at 12:40pm Trip Details: 1. We will be driven from Immaculate Conception Parish to the Amtrak Station. 2. Amtrak Train: Union Station, Chicago to Royal Oak, Michigan: 12:40pm-7:10pm. 3. Arrive at the Amtrak Train Station in Royal Oak.
Follow Mission Youth Detroit
Mission Youth is a pastoral program directed by Regnum Christi, an apostolic movement recognized by the Universal Church. Its guiding principles include encounter, evangelization, service, Catholic, Regnum Christi Spiritual Family, creating experiences that challenge participants to go beyond their comfort zone, and safety/security.