What to expect:

During the 8th annual CUP Summer Mission, young people (18 – 25) will live out radical discipleship through prayer, community and service in the new missionary frontier: the decaying urban environments of Michigan. The missionary team will  live in Catholic community, share meals and fellowship, and pray fervently. They'll reach out to the under-served children, handicapped, poor, hungry, isolated and disenfranchised people of the city to bring hope, healing and the love of God.


Service Weekends



Each Service weekend will start on a Thursday evening, and run through Sunday afternoon. 

  • June 28th-July 1st (retreat)
  • July 5th-8th
  • July 12th-15th
  • July 19th-22nd


Service Projects

Each day will be centered around prayer and service. You can expect the following projects during our service weekends:

  • Daily Mass
  • Community Outreach
  • Home Fix-Ups
  • Door-to-Door Ministering

"Do what He asks of you and be brave."

Pope Francis

photograph / aleteia.org



  • fix & clean the homes of the elderly & homebound
  • door-to-door prayer ministry & outreach
  • run a free & fun summer camp for inner city children
  • work on urban cleanup projects
  • provide service to local nonprofit organizations


  • daily Mass plus morning & evening prayer

  • opening retreat

  • evenings of reflection & spiritual discussion

  • adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

  • praise and worship

  • spiritual direction & confession available

  • 24 hour chapel access


  • men's house & women's house

  • community meals

  • opportunities for adventure & fun including urban exploration, high ropes course, ziplining and more