Gospel Road is a five-day mission focused work camp for youth in ninth through 12th grades from Catholic churches and schools throughout the Diocese of Columbus. It is a parish driven and Diocesan supported event. It is designed to allow teens the opportunity to live the Gospel message while helping them learn practical skills such as painting, building, landscaping, etc.
Gospel Road will be held this year in London. It will be hosted at St. Patrick Catholic School and Church. It will begin on Sunday, July 15 at 5 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. Registration is limited to 175 participants which includes youth and their accompanying adult chaperones. The deadline for projects to be turned in is Friday, June 1.
The planning committee for Gospel Road 2018 will be working with local agencies in Madison County to identify projects that will help the youth to live the Gospel message of love and concern and complete work that is meaningful and helps make an impact on the lives of those being served. Projects could be as simple as weeding to as complicated as building projects or in between such as painting and cleaning. The youth will be assigned to age and skill appropriate projects to ensure that they will not only get the job done but also get the experience of what making a difference can truly mean.
Lexi Butterbaugh, a fourth year participant in Gospel Road said, “From my experiences at Gospel Road, I have learned the true depths of poverty in our Diocese. My interactions with those I have helped have inspired me to continue volunteering my time in my community. Gospel Road has been a very rewarding experience for me.”
Many of the youth find the service camp to be a very eye opening and spiritual experience.
If you live in Madison County and cannot afford to pay for needed home repairs, yard work, painting, or cleaning and for more information about participating in Gospel Road or additional details, contact Denise Zimmerman by email at email@example.com or call 740-852-3327.
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