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Summer Mission Trip

A week long commitment to be God's hands and face in service to the poor, elderly and marginalized.

Camper and Family Notes

CHWC Registration

Catholic Heart Work Camp site for this year is The Twin Cities of Minnesota for the week of June 18.  There will be 350 people from 10 different parishes at this site.  

We have filled our 50 teen spots.  The Twin Cities camp is already full and we cannot get any more spots.  If you register now, you will be placed on the wait list.  A lot of things can change between Sept and June.  You will probably get to go to camp if you are 1-5 on the wait list.  

Fundraiser:  May 6 and 7th after all Masses

We will again be holding our CupCakes for Camp fundraiser the first weekend of May.  This is a busy weekend at the Parish with First Eucharist celebrations, the Snack Theater presentation and a special Mass for and with Fr. Dan Sullivan to celebrate his 60 years of priesthood.  The busy the Parish is, the more cupcakes we sell!!!

All campers are asked to bake 4 dozen cupcakes/muffins.  I have the clear clam-shell cupcake holders - 6 packs and singles - in the Teen Center.  Please pick up your clam-shells to transport and sell the cupcakes.  The prices for cupcakes/muffins will again be 6 for $5, or 1 for $1.  

​The History of our Mission Trips

In 1998, St. Edna Youth Ministry paired with the organization Catholic Heart Work Camp ( to offer a service experience for the teens of our Parish.  Since then this summer trip has become an important annual event in our Youth Ministry.  From our start, with 12 teens and 2 adults, we have grown to 50 teens and 10 adults for this summer's camp.  In all St. Edna Parish has had an estimated 525 campers and 100 adults being Stewards of our Faith, working to help people maintain their dignity, and their homes.  

What do we do at Camp?  We join people from other Catholic Parishes (usually 300 people at a Camp) and paint, plant, weed, sort, clean, serve, and do repairs in homes, shelters, daycare centers, playgrounds, Churches, outreach centers, and anywhere else we are sent.  (Local social service agencies pre-select our clients.)  

Where is Camp next year?  We will be chose our camp in August of 2016, but needed to wait until registation opened on Sept. 15, 2016. We will be attending the camp called "Twin Cities" which means to cities of  Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota.  






Important documents

*2017 Mission Trip Application

Medical form 

Code of Conduct

On-Line registration


For more information on this program or any other of our Youth Ministry events, please contact Nancy Holpuch, Youth Minister at St. Edna Parish.