2017
Summer
Mission

July 9th-16th

During the 8th annual CUP Summer Mission, young people (18 – 25) will live out radical discipleship through prayer 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.

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A typical day:

 
 

7:00am
Rise & Shine

7:30am
Informal Breakfast

8:00am
Mass

8:30am
Morning Prayer

9:00am
Volunteer Service

12:30pm
Lunch on the job

1:00pm
Volunteer Service

4:00pm
Break

5:00pm
Dinner

6:00pm
Evening Prayer

7:00pm
Free Time

 

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

Pope Francis

photograph / aleteia.org

 
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Service

  • 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
  • cook a weekly free barbeque to feed the hungry
  • peacefully pray at abortion clinics

Prayer

  • daily Mass plus morning & evening prayer

  • opening and closing retreats

  • evenings of reflection & spiritual discussion

  • adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

  • praise and worship

  • spiritual direction & confession available

  • 24 hour chapel access

Community

  • men's house & women's house

  • community meals

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