The St. Stanislaus Youth Ministry is off for its annual mission trip, this time to the rural town of Rutledge, Tenn. The group of 14 teenagers and their adult chaperones left Bristol this morning for a mission sponsored by Glenmary Home Missioners.
The teens will help the elderly and poor with home repairs for a week. The group will return July 22.
This is the group's fourth youth mission trip. Others have been to Brooklyn, Louisiana and the Adirondacks.
Debbie Sousa is director of the youth ministry at St. Stanislaus. (Photo courtesy of Debbie Sousa)