Since our first mission in 1991, CYFM has joyfully served the people of Harlan, Kentucky through the Capuchin Appalachian Mission (CAM). Join us as a Companion in Service through your prayers and financial support or as a participant on the Mission. Without your support, this Mission and the good work of these outreach programs would not be possible. During the course of 29 mission trips, CAM has improved lives through acts of both Corporal (feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick) and Spiritual (counseling, comforting the sorrowful, praying for the living and the dead) Works of Mercy. This work is at the very core of the CAM mission.
Pope Francis reminded the Jubilee Audience in January 2016 of Pope Saint John Paul II’s words, “…the mercy we receive from the Father is not given solely for our benefit, but for the good of all, by transforming us into instruments, missionaries of mercy. By being such missionaries, we come to experience more deeply the gift of mercy in our own lives.”These words come to life when you learn the impact these outreach programs have on the participants:
“The Capuchin Appalachian Mission really helped me grow … I am inspired to bring the Mission and CYFM home with me. I really want this mission to last throughout the year and not just for 9 days in July. This was only the beginning.” – Elizabeth
“The Appalachian Mission is a constant reminder of what it means to be a child of God; I feel graced to have been able to experience it. The call to serve and the answer thereto feels much stronger in my life because of it.” – Sean
We invite you to join us, to enter into mercy and become a part of the wonderful community of CYFM by making a donation. As we count down to our departure date for the Appalachian Mission, we urgently need to secure resources to fund this and our other outreach programs. Your altruistic donation can move mountains as high as the Appalachians themselves. Just $50.00 will help our Outreach Ministry provide for two families, $100 will buy plywood to make dearly needed repairs to families’ homes, and $750 will give a family a roof that doesn’t leak – proudly constructed and installed by our intrepid missionaries.
Your selfless contribution makes it possible for young people to grow in their love for the Church through service. Please consider joining us for CAM and share His word and love with those who need it most.
Appalachian Mission 2023: Online Registration