St. Giles Appalachia Service Project is a high school ministry program with the goal of empowering high school students to grow in faith and fellowship as they work together to serve families in Appalachia and bring the richness of their experience back to share with our parish community.
2019 Trip Dates
This year’s trip will be from Saturday, July 20 to Saturday, July 27.
Due to the complex logistics and importance of the work in Appalachia, ALL PARTICIPANTS are expected to be present throughout the ENTIRETY of the trip. We depart Saturday, July 20 at 8 am and return Saturday, July 27 at about 7:30 pm.
Welcome to ASP 2019 – Mark your calendars with these important dates!
Our trip and week in Appalachia are very different from our regular lives. Therefore, we hope that each of our formation experiences help to guide and prepare you for this new encounter. Throughout these meetings, we get to know the members of our work crew, grow in our understanding of the spirit of service, and learn about the people of Appalachia and their needs and how we will meet them.
In preparation for the trip, there will be four formation meetings, a skills day, and a commissioning mass. The schedule for these events are below:
- Sunday, February 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in McDonough Hall – Formation Meeting #1
- Sunday, March 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in McDonough Hall – Formation Meeting #2
- Sunday, April 7 from 12 Noon to 6 pm at Triton College – Skills Day (Required for all new participants, recommended for all others)
- Sunday, June 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in McDonough Hall – Formation Meeting #3
- Sunday, July 14 from 5 to 6 pm in the Church – Commissioning Mass
- Sunday, July 14 from 6 to 7 pm in McDonough Hall – Formation Meeting #4
Location details: McDonough Hall – 1101 Columbian Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
ASP 2019 Payment Schedule
The total financial commitment for the 2019 ASP trip is $750 per teen. This fee covers room and board for the week (7 nights lodging and 17 meals), cost of van rental, materials to complete home repair, and crew cash. (All meals are included except for the lunch and dinner on Saturday, July 20, lunch on Sunday, July 21 and breakfast on Saturday, July 27).
New this year, we have created a payment schedule that must be met in order to participate in the 2019 trip. Missed payments will result in removal from the trip unless other arrangements have been made.
October 28 – $250 (due with registration)
March 8 – $100
May 1 – $200
July 1 – $200
Fees may be paid in advance; ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE DUE DATE.
Make an online payment by CLICKING HERE.
For payment by CHECK, please deliver to the Parish Center (1025 Columbian). All checks should be made out to “St. Giles ASP” and include name of participant on the memo line.
No teen willing and committed to participating will be denied the opportunity due to the financial commitment. If the cost or payment schedule is a barrier to participating, please contact Emily Davis (email@example.com). Any request for assistance is kept private between the coordinator and family/individual.
Fundraising for Your Trip
We are still working on our fundraising programs – we will have several things to announce at the meeting on March 10th and will post any updates here for you!
However, here is a note about our fundraising policy: If your contributions from your fundraising are received prior to July 1st and exceed the $750 cost, you are eligible for a refund of the additional funds. Funds received after July 1st are non-refundable.
Missed the Online Registration Deadline & Still Want to Attend the 2019 Trip?
Contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-383-3430 ext. 421 to get yourself registered ASAP!
To receive Remind text updates on ASP going-ons text “@stgilesasp” to 81010
ASP’s website – www.asphome.org.