Be The One - 4x6, 1The time has come to share the plans for LBH2014. We’ve got an incredible line up of mission trips ready to unveil today. Here’s where we will be calling home this coming summer.

High School 1 – June 15 – 20 (Verona)
High School 2 – July 6 – 11 (Montello)
High School 3 – July 20 – 25 (Monroe)

Rising 9th Grade Week – June 22 – 26 (Pine Bluff)

Middle School 1 – June 29 – July 2 (Lodi/Dane)
Middle School 2 – July 13 – 16 (Lancaster)

We can’t wait to see tons of rockin’ missionaries out on the mission field with us this summer.

In case you need a reminder, High School weeks are for young people currently in grades 9 – 12; Middle School weeks are for young people currently in grades 6 – 8. And, debuting for the first time this summer is a special week for young people currently in 8th grade, who would like a bit longer of an LBH experience than other Middle School trips. Leave a comment below or e-mail lbh@straphael.org with questions. (Though, with the upcoming holiday, know that the response time to your e-mails may be a bit slow. We’ll be back in full force come January 2nd.)


Frassati Fest – Register today!

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Ask an average high school student about the level of stress they face in their lives, and he or she would have a lot to say. Teens may be stressed about finals approaching or drama with friends, and problems within the family or how much pressure there is to live up to the expectations of coaches, teachers and the world.

That is likely not what St. Catherine had in mind when she penned those famous words about setting the world ablaze. Young people in their teenage years are supposed to be joyful, optimistic, full of plans for the future and, whether or not they appreciate hearing it, still kids.

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With Frassati Fest fast approaching, the youth of our Diocese are going to have an opportunity to embrace everything their young lives have to offer – meeting hundreds of new friends, having a blast at a water park and being inspired to live out the dreams that the Lord has put in their hearts. At Frassati Fest, they will have a chance to revive the fire and set the world ablaze.

Frassati Fest includes three keynotes by Pete Burds (an incredible speaker, musician and campus minister from the Milwaukee area), music, laughter, lots of good food, plenty of time in the waterpark, Adoration, Confession, the Holy Mass and a chance to get away from your day to day life.

This weekend with life changing potential will take place January 31 – February 2 at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. To register or learn more about it, please visit www.tinyurl.com/frassatifest. Teens can register with their Parish or as individuals to be chaperoned by the Camp Gray staff!

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In case you’re curious, the following are the Parishes who have teens registered!
Baraboo, St. Joseph
Beloit, Our Lady of Assumption
Cross Plains, St. Francis Xavier
Fort Atkinson, St. Joseph
Green Lake, St. Mary of the Lake
Jefferson, St. John the Baptist
Lodi and Dane, Blessed Trinity
McFarland, Christ the King
Middleton, St. Bernard
Oregon, Holy Mother of Consolation
Stoughton, St. Ann
Sun Prairie, Sacred Hearts
Sun Prairie, St. Albert
Waunakee, St. John the Baptist