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Bishop encourages high school volunteers at WorkCamp

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Midway through WorkCamp, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge visited and encouraged more than 850 participating high schoolers who sacrificed a week of their summer vacation to help repair the homes of people in need throughout King George County. 

“You are taking care of your brothers and sisters in need and that is intensely living the Eucharist. Thank you for your witness. I am so happy to be here with you,” Bishop Burbidge said to the WorkCampers as they prepared to spend one hour in adoration at King George High School June 25.

“As the Lord comes by you tonight, whatever you need him to do in your life right now, ask him,” he said, before carrying the monstrance throughout the school’s gym.

 

The Bishop celebrated an early morning Mass June 26 for the high schoolers and volunteers June 26. At the conclusion, he spoke with several youths, including Matthew Appleton, a parishioner of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fredericksburg and a member of crew 72 that was installing windows and painting a deck.

“Bishop’s homily was amazing. It just brightened up my whole day. He actually just blessed my rosary right now and asked me to pray for him — and I definitely will,” Appleton said.

 

Bishop Burbidge visited two work sites and recorded a podcast on location June 26, interviewing four WorkCampers about their experiences.

For more coverage of WorkCamp go to the diocesan website.

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© Arlington Catholic Herald 2019