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Summer Witness In Mission

Summer Witness In Mission  (S.W.I.M.) offers high school teens an opportunity to participate in Christian Service, reflect on issues of Social Justice, and grow in Servant Leadership. It began as a local mission centered in the Joliet Diocese and is expanding to a border experience and soon to an international mission as well. As participants travel to the different regions of the diocese with the local SWIM or beyond with SWIM: Beyond Boundaries and SWIM: International, they are called to a unique ministry outreach. This experience involves youth physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  

  • S.W.I.M. local is a 7 day - 6 night experience for 9th - 12th graders. Each day includes work at a designated site, prayer, reflection, recreation and of course 3 meals. Service activities include but are not necessarily limited to painting, child care, yard work, farm work, visiting senior citizens and challenged adults, and helping at a food pantry, as well as meeting with migrant workers, refugees, and people of other cultures and ethnicities. Dates for 2011: July 31 - August 6. Download brochure & application.
  • NEW!!! Beyond Boundaries: A Mexico/US Border Immersion Experience for Youth Not Scheduled for 2011.

Download our brochure and application.

For more information and an application contact Art Sheridan at 815-834-4028 or asheridan@dioceseofjoliet.org


Peace and Social Justice Ministry