The St. Louis Junior High Youth Ministry recently attended Catholic HEART Workcamp (CHWC) in New Braunfels, Texas where they served at both residences and agencies to help improve the lives of many residents in Texas.  This marks the ministry’s 26th mission trip with CHWC since 2006.  During their four work days the youth painted the interior and exterior of houses, rebuilt staircases, built  wheelchair ramps, cleared debris, pulled weeds, cut yards, trimmed trees and bushes, and did light construction for elderly and struggling families. Youth also helped out at a food bank, thrift store, and several other social agencies.

Through CHWC our youth are continually inspired to help build a world where people love as Christ loved and where service to others and living Catholic always come first.  This year 61 amazing junior high youth from St. Louis attended the work camp accompanied by 13 wonderfully dedicated chaperones including seminarians Alberto Melgoza Verduzco and Dennis Sebastian.

Following their work week, the group spent a free day at Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels.

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