Global Outreach seeks participants for their 2016 international summer camp in Hungary
followed by World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. The trip’s dates are July 11- August 2, 2016, and is open to current high school sophomores and older as well as to young adults and adults (especially educators).
Brochure and Registration
For more information contact:
Tom Kropidlowski: TJKrop@aol.com,
Travelers are asked to commit by February, 2016.
GO students participated in March for Life in Washington D.C. and practiced 'pro-life' while being stranded in a snowstorm that paralized the east coast.
"Being stranded in the snow storm and rescuing by National Guard was one of the biggest bonding adventures I have ever experienced. Overall, I found this time on march and after very positive! I don't regret a single minute of being stuck there! The March and the values for which it stands are totally worth it! The march has never been so covered by news and press before. Therefore, the message of dignity of human from conception to natural death has been spread out much farther than ever before! Thank you for your prayers, wonderful things were happening. PRAISE THE GOD AND EXALT HIM!" Valentín Harničár
See photos and listen to Klaudia and Sandor interviewed on KVSS Spirit Radio in Nebraska.
Father Roman Kubin from Brno, Czech Republic spent two weeks in Wisconsin hosted by Global Outreach. Fr Kubin was introduced to GO through a connection with former 2012/2013 GO student Michael Zelenka at the summer camp held last summer in Prague.
Read the interview by Jeff Kurowski - TheCompass.
We are all molded and remolded by those who have loved us, and though that love may pass, we remain, none the less their work . . . No love, no friendship can ever cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark upon it forever. - F. Mauriac
The Global Outreach family has been greatly enriched by the love and friendship that we shared with Mark and his family while they lived with us for some very special years in Wisconsin.
Mark and his family moved from Golden, Colorado, to Wisconsin, so that his wife Gail could accept a position as Comptroller of Menasha Corporation They settled in Colgate, north of Milwaukee, so that their son Tony could attend Marquette U. High school in Milwaukee. Prior to their move Mark had been a parish youth minister and participated in the 1993 World Youth Day in Denver, which welcomed St. John Paul II.
During the 2004-2005 school year Andrius Laurinavicius, a Global Outreach student from Vilnius, Lithuania, joined their family and commuted to MUHS with Tony. During those years Mark was the Religious Education Director at St. Gabriel Parish in Hubertus, near Holy Hill.
The family moved to Neenah in order to be closer to Gail's work, and Natalie asked to attend St. Mary Central High School. Mark was hired as a religion teacher and school campus minister at SMC. During the 2009-2010 school year the Constancio family hosted GO student Lucie Chmelikova from Brno, Czech Republic, who attended SMC with Natalie.
Mark was a consistent and enthusiastic friend of Global Outreach, besides being the host father for Andrius and Lucie, Mark was instrumental in promoting GO at St. Mary Central High School, where GO began in 1990. His efforts led to a greater understanding among staff and students alike of Global Outreach as a unique Catholic international student program.
In addition, Mark served as program director for the Global Outreach camps in Europe during the summers of 2010 and 2012. He brought his love of the Lord, his commitment to GO and his many skills as an educator to these camps, developing numerous friendships with the teen participants. Mark also led youth groups from SMC to Minnesota to participate in several Catholic Heart Youth Camp summer service programs.
Let us be united in prayer for Mark, his family and all of us, his friends.
Eternal rest grant unto Mark, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him; may his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
Hi, On monday everything went well in school and in the afternoon. After dinner we headed back to the school because Any (my Global Outreach sister from the Czech Republic) had a choir performance, a concert. She did really well. They performed a lot of beautiful songs. I did a video from the whole thing, so we have this memory saved. I also discovered that tea can keep me warm in these cold days in the morning, so I decided to bring tea with me everyday to school and it´s really good.
On Tuesday I tried the S´mores poptards for breakfast, because Joan (our host mother) bought them for us. We told Joan first week that we like poptards and since then she have bought us every week, she is so generous. I like them but not as much as I like the cinnamon ones. On Tuesday the principal came and watched our religion class, first I didn´t even recognise that he is there. This happened also on Tuesday, we had study hall during speech lesson and I decided to talk to my mother, because I didn´t have time on the weekend. So I called her on skype and when my teacher heard that it´s my mother, he wanted to talk to her. And he told her how good my Cinderella speech was, because last week we had an assignement where we had to choose a moovie and perform a little scene by our own. I chose cinderella and my techer loved it. Of course she was really happy, she told it everyone at home.
On Wednesday nothing special happened, it was just a regular school day.
On Thursday I ate caramell apple for the first time in my life, because Joan surprised us with one each. Fisrt I didn´t like it, because I just tasted a little caramell drop from the stick, but after that it was really delicious. It was sooooo good!!! In the afternoon I went back to school for a volleyball game, but Any had to stay at home because she got sick. The game was really exciting but luckily our school team won. Our Varsity team is really good, they won state the last two years. And they have a big chance to win this year too.
On friday we were supposed to go to a haunted house but it got cancelled, so we just stayed at home and had some fun time.
I did a huge accomplishment I walked home from school it was 11 kilometers and it took me 2 hours. I was really proud of myself. Unfortunately it was raining so as you can guess I got really sick after my adventure. So I spent my whole saturday in bed because I was sick. I know unlucky for me.
But at the weekend we did a lot of fun stuff with Joan. We painted christmass ornaments for a "game tree". This is some kind of a fundraiser. Everybody who signed up chooses a topic and then makes a tree related to that topic. We chose "Games". We also did a lot of perler beads stuff because we decided to do a "story book" tree as well.
On Sunday we went to Church and after that Joan took us to her favorite breakfast place. It was awesome. The whole restaurant reminded me of Luke´s diner from Gilmore Girls. I really loved it and Any as well. We both ate belgium Waffles, which were huge. We ate them with ice cream and starwberries, it was a dream. Sadly I don´t have any pictures about them because I left my phone at home, because I never take it to Church. In the afternoon I cleaned my room and talked to my family. In the evening David (one of my host brothers) came over and we played board games. we had a lots of fun.
This was my blog for the week I hope you liked it!!!