Office of Youth Ministry Opens Registration for Urban Service Week

ST. LOUIS, MO - From June 21 to June 26, 2004 area teens will come together in prayer and fellowship to give of themselves in service to those in the local community who are in need. "Project Life" is an intensive, weeklong summer service retreat for high school teens organized by the Office of Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis that gathers teens to be transformed by the Gospel call to love one another through service to neighbors in the local community. Throughout the course of the week, teens (aka "Feet Washers") come to know and recognize Jesus Christ in themselves and in the people they serve. In addition to spiritual programming, great music and loads of hard work, Project Life is designed for teens to have fun! Through ridiculous games, outrageous skits, "hang" time and surprises galore, teens bond with one another and laugh... a lot!!

This year's Project Life is another urban experience. Teens will work with Catholic Charities and other non-denominational organizations in St. Louis City. Nearly 100 teens will work to paint homes, do home repair, assist elderly individuals, children, and the homeless. Returning teens take leadership roles during the week in order to facilitate small group discussion, skits, presentations and work groups.

Cost for the week is $180.00. Registration is available online by visiting [](

The Office of Youth Ministry assists parishes to provide youth and young adult ministry at the parish level, as well as offering faith events and programs to thousands of young people annually. People can donate online at or they can send their donations in the mail to 8300 Morganford Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123. Individuals can contact the Office of Youth Ministry at 314-633-2500 for more information.