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Teen Summer Service Week at St. Peter Church

St. Peter Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC, held its Teen Summer Service Week July 17 – 21, 2017. Summer Teen Service Week involved 50 youth and more than 20 adult volunteers to put faith in action and give back to the community. Each day teens from the parish focused on the Daily Examen and asked God to show them specific ways He is present to them.

They then headed out to put their faith into action by helping others. Through the people they served, these teenagers experienced their own inner movement towards God and expressed how it has helped grow their relationship with Christ.

St. Peter teens ages 14 to 18 served at:

  • McCreesh Place, a permanent housing residence founded by St Peter’s Father Gene McCreesh for previously homeless men (and now women too). Our teens provided a cookout and dined and socialized with residents.

  • The luncheon soup kitchen at Ascension Lutheran Church nearby.  Serving, cleaning and spending time with guests.


  • Fellowship with Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church Summer Camp. This is a predominantly African-American Catholic church in the city. The neighborhood is home to many at risk youth, but also is gentrifying with new developments. Our two churches are working together to develop relationships across socio-economic and racial lines. St Peter Confirmation youth and those at OLC  have shared Faith Formation classes this past year to share our faith and values.

  • Charlotte Boys and Girls Club


  • Creek Clean Up - living Laudato SI … teens cleaned up the environment


  • Ramp Build for homebound and infirmed -  built a ramp to the homeowners front door

  • Holy Angels - provides specialized, round-the-clock care for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities. They made cards for our teens and our teens visited with them and helped clean the transport vans.

  • Held a Lemonaid Stand after Masses to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis and help raise money for the Jesuit Refugee Service.


Click here to watch a great video recap of Teen Service Week!





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