Ursuline Students Live Service, Faith at Bethlehem Farm

Ursuline Students Live Service, Faith at Bethlehem Farm

We had a great time this summer with the group from Ursuline New Orleans–check out this reflection on their experience. Click link below:

We are delighted to see that they brought composting and reducing food waste back home with them (making a difference in their school dining hall), as they share their cornerstone experience in so many ways.

The Ursuline New Orleans group with Clare and Miriam Fitts

SAVE THE DATE: December 14th, 2019, Bethlehem Farm Benefit in Chicago

SAVE THE DATE: December 14th, 2019, Bethlehem Farm Benefit in Chicago

Please mark your calendars for our annual celebration/fundraiser at our winter benefit in Chicago on December 14th!! 

5:30pm: Vigil Mass for the 3rd Sunday in Advent
7-10pm: Event

Will include complimentary food and drink, great conversations, a short program of speakers, a silent auction, and raffle.

More information will be posted later.

Meet others with similar passions and interests.
Bid on beautiful quilts that make unique Christmas gifts.
Take home some one-of-a-kind artwork.
Enjoy hearing about the past year at the Farm and future plans.
Laugh along with students sharing the impact of their Bethlehem Farm experience.
See highlights from our low-income hoe repair sites.
Enjoy a beautiful space provided by close partner, St. Ignatius College Prep

July 7-13, 2019, High School Week

July 7-13, 2019, High School Week: St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City), Loyola Blakefield (MD), Geurin HS (Noblesville, IN)

Thanks to the groups from St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City), Loyola Blakefield (MD), and Geurin HS (Noblesville, IN) for a great week of service-immersion in the Gospel cornerstones.

Making a difference serving with Missy, Teshla, the Clark family, Wellspring of Greenbrier, Sprouting Farms, Home Crew, and Farm Crew (constructing San Damiano, repairing the water-damaged driveway, and planting and harvesting the garden).

Thanks to these students and their group leaders Steve Morrill, Adelaide, Robin, James, Lauren LaCoy, and Luke Hoefer for their servant hearts.

Thanks also to our Summer Servants for the week: Marty Nocchi, Kevin Truong, Alexandra Sinner, Claire Sofronas, Jake Harper, Frances Rafferty, Molly Sutter, Mea St. Amour, Patrick McGinnis, Jack Lampton, Anna Beeman, Charlie Smith, Bonnie Nickander, Laren Cobb, and Jackie Myers. And thanks to special guests, the Martins Family, missionaries to the Diocese of Green Bay through the Family Missions Company, who were staying with us for a few days after being introduced by our friend, Julie Engel.

Caretakers and Summer Servants

June 30-July 6, 2019, High School Week

June 30-July 6, 2019, High School Week: St. Mary of the Woods (Chicago), Fr. Ryan HS (Nashville), & John Paul II HS (Hendersonville, TN)

Thanks to the groups from St. Mary of the Woods (Chicago), Fr. Ryan HS (Nashville), and John Paul II HS (Hendersonville, TN) for a great week.

Making a difference serving with Melissa, Teshla, the Clark family, Farmer Rhonda, Home Crew, and Farm Crew (constructing San Damiano and planting and harvesting the garden).

Thanks to these students and their group leaders Amanda, Parvin, Erin, Brent, Neelie, Bryan, and Megan for their servant hearts.

Thanks also to our Summer Servants for the week: Marty Nocchi, Kevin Truong, Alexandra Sinner, Claire Sofronas, Jake Harper, Frances Rafferty, Molly Sutter, Mea St. Amour, Patrick McGinnis, Jack Lampton, and Anna Beeman. And thanks to special guest Nick Cochran, a Diocesan seminarian working with Fr. Arthur Bufogle this summer who was able to spend the week with us.

John Paul II HS, Hendersonville, TN
St. Mary of the Woods, Chicago, IL
Fr. Ryan HS, Nashville, TN
Caretakers and Summer Servants

June 16-22, 2019, High School Week

June 16-22, 2019, High School Week: Cristo Rey Chicago, Ursuline (MA), Ursuline (New Orleans), & Our Lady of Grace (IN)

Thanks to the groups from Cristo Rey Chicago, Ursuline (MA), Ursuline (New Orleans) and Our Lady of Grace (IN) for a great week.

Making a difference serving with Melissa, Teshla, Wellspring, Farmer Rhonda, Home Crew, and Farm Crew (constructing San Damiano and planting and harvesting the garden).

Thanks to these students and their group leaders Laura, Elisabeth, Beth, Sue, Katie, Paul, Rob, and Alex for their servant hearts.

Thanks also to our Summer Servants for the week: Grace Pallisard, Marty Nocchi, Kevin Truong, Leah Buck, Gabby DaCunha, Alexandra Sinner, Claire Sofronas, Sarah Schuster, and Marianne & Robert Croisant (and little Sebastian).

Cristo Rey Chicago
Ursuline High (Dedham, MA)
Ursuline (New Orleans)
Our Lady of Grace (IN)
Full Group
Caretakers and Summer Servants

June 9-15, 2019, High School Week

June 9-15, 2019, High School Week: Merion Mercy (Philly), Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, OH), and St. Ignatius College Prep (Chicago

Thanks to the groups from Merion Mercy, Walsh Jesuit, and St. Ignatius College Prep for a great week.

Making a difference serving with Melissa, Teshla, Wellspring, Farmer Rhonda, and on the homefront.

Thanks to these students and their group leaders Karin, Kathryn, Katie, Caitlin, Arielle, Bill, and Lee Ann, for their servant hearts.

Thanks also to our Summer Servants for the week: Grace Pallisard, Marty Nocchi, Frances Rafferty, Caroline Kreh, Kevin Truong, Leah Buck, Gabby DaCunha, Alexandra Sinner, Claire Sofronas, Sarah Schuster, Joey, and Marianne & Robert Croisant (and little Sebastian)

May 19-25 College Week

May 19-25, 2019, College Week: Our Lady of Grace (IN) & St. Lawrence/St. Luke (NJ)

Thanks to the groups from Our Lady of Grace (IN) and St. Luke/St. Lawrence (NJ) for a great week.

Making a difference serving with Melissa, Teshla, Wellspring, Farmer Rhonda, and on the homefront.

Thanks to these students and their group leaders Jake and John for their selfless love and their graced presence among us.

Thanks also to our Summer Servants for the week: Grace Pallisard, Marty Nocchi, Shannon Loeherer, Frances Rafferty, Sarah Reilly, Caroline Kreh, Cece Pateman, Lindsey Meyer, Kevin Truong, and Joey Lenkey.

May 12-18 College Week

May 12-18, 2019, College Week: Alvernia University (Reading, PA)

Thanks to the group from Alvernia University, a Franciscan school near Reading, PA, for a great week.

Making a difference serving with Melissa, Teshla, Wellspring, Farmer Rhonda, and on the homefront.

Thanks to these students and their group leader Krista for their selfless love and their graced presence among us.

Thanks also to our Summer Servants for the week: Grace Pallisard, Marty Nocchi, Shannon Loeherer, Frances Rafferty, Robert O’Ryan, and Sarah Reilly

2020 Calendar Announcement

2020 Calendar Announcement

We are excited to announce our 2020 service-retreat week calendar!

Our 2020 Calendar has been posted and the registration packets are updated for the coming year. The priority registration date for the up-coming group season is Thursday August 15th for colleges and Monday September 16th for high schoolTo assure your chances of getting your spots, be sure to have your paperwork and deposit in by the appropriate date. Our participation fee this year will increase to $350, including the $50 deposit, as noted last year and in order to keep pace with inflation.

Bethlehem Farm is a Catholic community in Appalachia that transforms lives through serving with the local community and teaching sustainable practices. We invite volunteers to join us in living the Gospel cornerstones of service, prayer, simplicity, and community. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Links found here:

Registration packets

Calendar

Bethlehem Farm Video

 

HOLY WEEK 2019

Holy Week 2019: St. Martin de Porres, Xaverian Bros., and St. John’s (Shrewsbury, MA) High Schools

What a meaningful way to spend Holy Week:

living in unity with our brothers and sisters from
St Martin de Porres HS (Cleveland, OH)
Xaverian Brothers HS (Westwood, MA)
St. John’s HS (Shrewsbury, MA)

Making a difference serving with Melissa, Teshla, Wellspring, local farmers, and on the homefront.

Thanks to these students and chaperones for their selfless love and their graced presence among us.

Thanks also to our helpers for the week: Shannon O’Toole & Kate Wiggins.