St. Victoria is partnering with Launch Ministry in Chaska to support young adults in our area. Launch Ministry is a faith-based, non-profit organization established to expose young adults between 18 and 29 years old to opportunities that will promote healthy and productive transitions into adulthood. Launch Ministry assists young adults who are in need by providing them tools to develop life skills, opportunities to lead and serve, and by promoting spiritual and character formation through one-on-one mentoring relationships, Bible study, support groups, weekly free community building dinners and much more. It provides a place for young people who are seeking support and looking for connections for housing, employment opportunities, life skills and more. Launch works closely with other shelters, youth non-profits and civil community offices to guide young adults toward the services that can support the needs of struggling young adults.
In our support of Launch Ministry, St. Victoria provide monthly dinners, a fall or winter drive for at-time needs, mentoring young adults and periodic welcoming services at the Launch Ministry location. All of the services will be provided with the love and care of those of you who would like to contribute to this ministry in our community.
June 2016 Quarterly Update
We have been moving forward with our parish plans and the goals of helping Launch Ministries. Many volunteers have been working hard to prepare and deliver meals. Others have planned and designed a K-5 Vacation Bible School drive to collect everyday necessities for the Launch Drop-in center. In July, a parish wide collection for homeless people will be orchestrated, providing larger necessities to young men and women moving into a new apartment or house through state funding programs. A few people have also assisted Launch Ministry by providing time to help welcome people as they arrive at Launch Ministry. Our hope is to expand our Drop-In Center commitment to Launch Ministry. To find our more or become involved in St. Victoria’s Launch Ministry efforts, contact parishioner Lynn Gerebi. Email Lynn