OUR STORY …
What if there were a group of Catholics who loved to camp? And what if they came from different parishes all around the diocese? Now imagine if those Catholic campers also loved to pray and attend daily mass together. What if some of them regularly met in different parishes within the diocese to camp, pray, and have fun together? Might the visits of these Catholic campers impact the parishes and the communities they serve? And could it even be a blessing to the whole diocese in some small way over time?
Let’s talk about Prayer Camping!
IT IS WRITTEN ..
The Bible tells us “ … whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Col 3:17, NRSVCE)
In Acts chapter 2, the disciples were accused of being drunk. Can you imagine having so much fun with your brothers and sisters in the faith that the uninitiated might think you were drunk! Can you imagine being so filled with the Spirit that some think you’re “on something?”
The Catechism explains that, above all, charity “binds everything together in perfect harmony.” The unity of the Church on pilgrimage is assured by visible bonds of communion. This includes a profession of one faith (received from the Apostles); common celebration of divine worship (especially of the sacraments); and apostolic succession through the sacrament of Holy Orders (maintaining the fraternity of God’s family). [CCC 815]
LIFE GOES ON …
We’re testing the waters here in South Carolina. We’re making plans now to schedule some “camp meetings” in parishes within the Diocese of Charleston. And we’ll be inviting Catholic campers when we’re ready to go.
It doesn’t matter if you have a giant, Class A diesel pusher or if you prefer camping in your tent. What matters is that you love Jesus and your Catholic faith!
Life is a pilgrimage. It’s a journey with many great resting places along the holy highway (Isa 35:8). Some call those spots “camp meetings” in honor of an old, Southern tradition. Whatever you call it, this is a great opportunity to join your faith to something you love to do!
Changing the world can be fun, especially when you camp and pray together!
CONTACT US …
Let us know if you’re a Catholic and want to do some “Prayer Camping” in South Carolina. Share your name, email address, and home parish. We’ll let you know when we’re “Prayer Camping.”
Use the CONTACT page here on this web site to tell us who you are, where your home parish is, and how to contact you (name, parish/town, and email address).
That’s our story — for now, at least. And we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B.