This Saturday, May 21st, youth in grades 6-12 will once again assemble and sleep overnight in cardboard boxes on the front lawn of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The youth of the parish will be raising money and awareness of the homeless right here where we live in Warren County. All monies raised will go to Family Promise of Warren County/ Warren County Interfaith Hospitality Network. In the process, they hope to emulate the words of Mother Teresa: "Do small things with great love."
The event will start at 5pm and end with the 9am Mass on Sunday, May 22nd.
(Above, participants in last year's "Card Board City")
From 5:00 -7:00 pm, the group will be registering participants, collecting sponsored funds and assembling the “city.” At 7:00 pm the group will gather in a make-shift soup kitchen for soup and sandwiches.
At 7:45pm they will head into the church for their guest speaker Michelle Mowery, who went through the Family Promise program. This will be followed by time in refection and prayer.
The group will participate in songs and stories around the fire pit between 11:00 pm and 12:00 am, followed by quiet time. Participants will then gather in their boxes for sleep. They will rise at 7:00 am for a light breakfast, and head to 9:00 am Mass and clean up. Throughout the event they will be stopping those passing by with signs, and asking for help.
For more information, contact Lisa Valentino, Youth Minister/Assumption Parish Hackettstown, at (908)852-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org To download sponsorship form and flier, click on links below.
What's Happening >