COR UNUM ~ One Heart

"They shall be my people and I shall be their God. And I shall give them one heart and one purpose: to worship me forever, for their good and for the good of their descendants." 

-Jeremiah 32:38-39

Contact Our Youth Minister!

Terese Halm :: Youth Minister

THalm@churchofstmary.org

(847) 220-0785

 

 

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Tennessee Work Trip: June 2019!

 

*Hopefully June 7th-13th 2020- Dates Need to be Confirmed

For the past 12 years, COR has served Habitat for Humanity in Appalachia by working for one week to build houses. The Appalachia Chapter of Habitat is the second oldest affiliate with this international organization. They work in Robbins and Morgan counties in TN, the two poorest counties. HHA provides affordable housing for low-income families, as well as no-interest loans. This work trip involves physical labor and is open to all high school students over the age of 16. While we definitely work hard, we also have a lot of fun by experience some of the natural beauty in TN, including a swimming hole and waterfall.

Nicaragua Mission Trip with NPH 

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) & COR Youth Ministry

NPH Nicaragua Home (Jinotepe, Nicaragua) 

As of spring 2018 Nicaragua is having political unrest, please pray for them! If there enough students interested in going to a NPH home we could defiantly try to go in the summer to one of their other homes :) If you are at all interested please fill out this simple form!

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE Interested in going to an NPH Home!

 

 

 

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COR has gone down with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) to Nicaragua 4 times. This service trip is open to high school students (incoming freshman to graduating senior), college students and adult parishioners/parents. While on this trip, participants get to know and become a part of the NPH family at the Nicaragua home. NPH was started by Padre William Wasson in 1954 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. When a young boy stole from his church’s poor box, Padre Wasson saw there were many children forced to steal or beg to feed themselves. He began the first home for street boys, and was soon able to expand to other areas of need in Central and South America. We visited the home of more than 250 children, or pequeños, in Nicaragua. Children are brought to NPH for many different reasons: families not able to care for them, handicapped parents, orphans, children found by police on the streets, just to name a few. Sponsorship is not included in this trip but may be added. If you add a sponsorship then one of the pequeños becomes your new Godchild. While on the trip, you will get to know your Godchild, share meals with them, and learn about their life at NPH. 

For the majority of the trip, we stay at the NPH home and spend time with the children. We stay at their visitor’s house, which is complete with bunk rooms, courtyard and eating area. Each day, participants are expected to participate in chores around the visitor’s center and jobs around the home (may include working on the farm, cooking in the kitchen, helping in the classroom). Our mission is to help around the home, learn about their daily life, and share our Catholic faith. One day we take an excursion to a local town, volcano and street market. Exact details on the excursion will be announced closer to the trip. 

The trip is guided by a member of the NPH staff as well as our staff youth minister, Terese Halm. Each night will conclude with reflections and prayer. This time is prime to help participants reflect on what they learn each day and help to take those lessons back home.

If you are interested in going to an NPH home please let Terese Halm know or take a minute fill out the interest form above- a pending trip in 2020 will be based on interest!