St. John the Compassionate Mission

Jr ACRY Mission Trip 2012

July 10-13, 2012

On Tuesday July 10, 2012, the 2012 Jr. ACRY Youth Mission Team arrived at St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto to assist with its extensive and commendable outreach ministry.

While at the Mission, they will assist with the daily feeding and outreach program and perform some maintenance and painting projects.

After taking a brief tour of the Mission and the Bakery, the youth were taken to the Lived Theology School, which provided over night accommodations during their stay.

The work of the Mission Team began today, Wednesday July 11, 2012. It began with morning prayers at the Lived Theology School and continued with tea at the mission, a talk by Fr. Deacon Pawel and painting of the rear and side exterior walls of the mission.

Before leaving the mission they will present the proceeds of their Annual Lenten Youth Project, where ACRY Chapters and youth throughout the diocese raised approximately $2,400.00.

The real work of the team, took place today at the table... as they sat amongst the members and guests of the mission. They discovered that what the poor and struggling need most is spiritual nourishment. Simply sitting and listening to the stories of the struggling souls, they affirmed their dignity as human beings and reminded them that Christ is truly in our midst...

Following Vespers and the evening meal, the team enjoyed an evening of site-seeing in Toronto.