June 19–24, 2022
For a more detailed information please click the Information Sheet link to your left.
Hosted by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Catholic Charities, Brescia University, and the Glenmary Sisters
At Brescia University, Owensboro, KY
Mission: Eucharistic Life is a week-long mission experience for High School Youth (incoming freshmen through outgoing seniors) serving Daviess County and surrounding areas.
The program will consist of four full days of service, opportunities for prayer and reflection, an introduction into Catholic Social Teaching, and fun and fellowship with youth from across the diocese.
Parish groups that register together will be assigned as parish groups to work projects and given opportunities for reflection and planning as a parish group.
We are excited to announce that the cost of registration for this mission experience is now completely free. This is due to a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment and Brescia University. However, we do recommend that parishes charge a transportation fee to cover mileage, gas, and/or rental cost for vehicles they will need to travel to and from mission sites and Brescia. A parish registration fee will also be helpful in identifying participants who are truly committed to the mission experience. We are limiting the size of this mission experience to 75 total participants. At this time, there is no limit to how many a parish can bring.
All participants (including adults) will sleep in dorm rooms at Brescia University. Most all participants will be in double occupancy rooms with a roommate. There will be specific male and female sleeping areas. Participants are advised to bring pillows, linens/sleeping bags and towels for personal use. Showers are available on-site. We are asking all participants to fully engage in the week and not travel home at night. There will be security guards walking the grounds and dorms throughout each night at Brescia.
Facility Arrival and Departure
Plan to arrive at Brescia between 2-3PM on Sunday, June 19. The program will end on Friday, June 24 with lunch provided. The address for the parish is 717 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301.
We believe the best experience of this mission trip is done with a Parish Group. Parish Groups register together by filling out the parish registration form. A parish group will need 1 adult for every 6 youth with a minimum of 2 adults from each parish. If the youth are made up of male and female participants, the adults will need to be male and female. Parish groups typically will be assigned to work projects in groups of 4 to 6 with 1 adult leader. A parish group could be as small as 2 adults and 2 youth. Parish groups are assigned to work projects together. Parish Group Registration begins September 1, 2021 and continues until May 2, 2022 or once we are full. Participant forms and t-shirt sizes are due by May 2, 2022. PLEASE try to only register for the number of spots that you actually plan to use. Our greatest fear, now that this experience is free, is that groups will claim spots and cancel at the last minute keeping others from the experience.
Because the registration fee is now free, we have decided to no longer accept individual participant registrations and are asking that folks come with a parish group. If you are interested in attending and can’t get a parish group together, please reach out to the Office of Youth Ministry and we’ll try to accommodate these situations by finding another parish group for that participant.