Mission Trip West Virginia

Energy Immersion, Direct Service, Prayer, Reflection and Call to Action Trip

West Virginia 2017

Saint Nicholas of Evanston parishioners, Jeanie Brabeck and Patricia Trafton, are leading an energy immersion and service trip in connection with the Wheeling Jesuit University Appalachian Institute in West Virginia July 2229th.

This is a multi-generational trip. All are welcome. The cost is $325 per person for food, lodging and expenses ($100 for children ages 3-12, no charge for children under 3).

Participants will explore the impact of harvesting Appalachia’s coal, natural gas, and alternative energy on the communities, meeting with company representatives and community activists. This trip answers the call to Renew our Church. We will come together from different ages and communities to live out our faith through listening with open eyes and hearts, serving in community with others, reflecting, praying and determining our call to action. We will return with new vitality and a keener understanding of social injustices and we will discern our place in a plan for a brighter future.

For more information visit http://www.wju.edu/ai/immersion.asp and click on “Energy Immersion” and “Rural Direct Service Immersion” since our trip will be a combination of both.

You may contact Jeanie Brabeck 773-266-0819, j.brabeck@hotmail.com or Patricia Trafton 847-687-9624, p.trafton@comcast.net.

Deadline April 15, 2017.



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