An Amazing Experience for Middle and High School Students
Love Begins Here (LBH) provides middle and high school youth with an opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ in a life changing way through week long, local mission trips where they live in Catholic community and continue his work on earth. LBH has run mission trips in the Diocese of Madison since 2009, having given over 120,000 hours of service to our neighbors in need. LBH is under the patronage of St. Teresa of Calcutta. Missionaries work to bring light to the world following her example of putting neighbors first, doing small things with great love, and living as missionary disciples. During Love Begins Here weeks, missionaries spend time in prayer (including daily Mass, the rosary, and silence), serve their neighbors, enjoy community time, and make new friends.
Blessed Trinity has been bringing teens on LBH for the past 10 years. We have served parishes all over the Diocese of Madison from Beloit to Berlin. Both teens and adults have come away from these weeks changed. Their faith has grown and the parish community has grown. This is my 8th summer of LBH. It is one of the favorite parts of my job. I love to see the teens change from the beginning of the week to the end of the week. The teens are able to step outside of their comfort zones to serve their neighbors, grow in relationship with Christ, and grow in relationship with each other. Parents have told me that their teen comes home changed after a week of Love Begins Here.
For the first 11 years, Love Begins Here functioned as an overnight, residential summer camp experience. In light of the pandemic, in 2020 we shifted to a parish based, day camp model. Both were incredible settings to accomplish our mission! Not knowing exactly what 2021 will hold, we are ready to run either way. The decision will be made late in the spring, but you can register now to reserve your spot in an incredible week, regardless of which way it happens!
If we are able to hold a normal summer of LBH, these are the weeks and locations we are scheduled for. If it ends up being like last summer, we will hold LBH at our parish those same weeks.
Middle School (Current 6th-8th Grade)
July 18-21 | St. Maria Goretti, Madison
High School (Current 9th-12th Grade)
June 13-18 | St. John Vianney, Janesville
Don’t let the cost deter you from signing your child up. If you do need some financial assistance, we will certainly help you with that. Please let Geno know if you do need some help.
You can find the registration and more information here:
Registration closes on April 28th, but spots are limited so sign up today.
If you have any questions, you may contact Geno Finn,
Fr. Joseph Baker
on Wednesday, March 24 at 5:03PM