Earlier this year, eight Indiana University students and four adults, including St. Paul’s pastor, Fr. John Meany, O.P., visited Haiti in order to help build a playground for local children and share their faith with the residents. Here’s what they had to say about the trip and about what St. Paul Catholic Center means to them.
““I believe if we left anything behind in Haiti, other than the playground we helped build (pictured above), it would be hope.”
– Kaitlyn Redman, IU English and Sociology Major
“It is amazing to me to see how God is transforming campus ministry at IU, and making St. Paul’s a home for the students and a place to grow in relationship with the Lord. From that base, we are then able to go out into campus to be the hands and feet of Christ and to share the Good News with the world.”
– Laura Zetzl, IU graduate, ‘14
“I always wanted to participate in a mission trip; that decision completely changed my experience at Indiana University.”
– Emily Krauter,
IU graduate, ‘13
Coming to [Indiana University] and not being from Bloomington, I was worried about finding people who shared my faith, but at St. Paul’s I quickly found a home away from home, and a community of friends and fellow believers who have helped me through my college years.”
– Dustin Nelson,
IU undergraduate student
“At IU, I watched in awe as many young men and women fell in love with the beauty of the Faith. Our students began falling in love with Our Lord through the beauty of studying Sacred Scripture; through service to our brothers and sisters in need in Bloomington, Haiti, and West Virginia; through the building up of a happy, healthy, and holy Catholic community at IU; through relationships forged with a genuine charity and the living out of the Church’s teachings; through the nourishment of the sacraments; and through the preaching of the Gospel.”
– Br. Patrick Hyde, O.P.