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Love Begins Here

Love Begins Here - Coming Back to SMG in July 2021

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


Registration - Now Open

This year, we have two paths for this mission - the traditional path that we embraced during our first 11 summers and the parish based path we walked in 2020. Read more info

New family registration instructions

Returning family registration instructions

Registration

  • Middle School Week: July 18-21, 2021 (students in grades 6-8 in the 2020-2021 school year)
  • High School Week: July 25-30, 2021 (students in grades 9-12 in the 2020-2021 school year)
  • Register Here

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 melissa.coleman@stmariagoretti.org

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