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Love Begins Here

Love Begins Here - Coming to SMG in July

Diocese of Madison’s Local, Life-changing Mission Trips

Love Begins Here launched on June 21, 2009. That summer, we had 56 missionaries take to the streets of the Madison Diocese. After eleven years of growth and guidance from the Holy Spirit, nearly 800 missionaries served on LBH trips in 2019.

To this date, Love Begins Here has given over 113,000 hours of service to those in need - materially and spiritually - in the Madison Diocese.

Service Project Request

LBH is coming to SMG in July and we have the teens to help you!

LBH missionaries are joyful, servant hearted, and desire to bring the love of Jesus Christ to their neighbors in need. If you, or someone you know, are in the vicinity of SMG and have yard work, fence painting, storage space clean out, or other outdoor projects you can't do alone – we want to know about it.

Please submit your service project request now. Someone from the LBH planning team will follow up with you.

Project Request

Register Now - Space is Limited

This summer, we are going to be reflecting on two things that were central to the life and spirituality of St. Teresa of Calcutta – our hearts and our Blessed Mother. This summer, we will learn what it means to ask Mary to lend us her heart, so that we can love Jesus with a pure and beautiful love like she did so perfectly.


How else can the SMG parish community get involved?

  • Be a member of the LBH Planning Team
  • Volunteer as a Lead Missionary
  • Promote and encourage youth to attend
  • Lend your spiritual strength in prayer as a “Prayer Warrior”

Questions? Contact Melissa at 608-298-2098 or

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