JUST 5 DAYS - 2020

Davenport, Iowa

July 20 at 6:30am to Friday, July 24, 2020 at 9:00pm

Log into Realm to register (contact Michael Grecol if you need assistance)


The Jr. High youth group at St. Joseph will be going to Davenport, IA for a week-long service trip with "Just 5 Days." J5D offers teens a week of participating in mission, growing in faith, joining in prayer and serving those in need. Trip cost includes most meals, transportation and registration costs. 

$250 is the current cost, however, if we can fill spots soon enough, we will do fundraising to lower the costs and return any already paid dues.

Please log into Realm to register or contact us here if interested.

FAITH is the heart of Just5Days.

SERVICE during Just5Days has youth engaging in direct, hands-on work that meets real needs of people in the local community. Service sites include working with the elderly, people with disabilities, families living in low income housing, community soup kitchens, outdoor work, and assisting various nonprofit charitable organizations.

PRAYER begins and ends each day of Just5Days. Youth are encouraged to help lead and participate in communal prayers by proclaiming the Scriptures and sharing their voices in song. Liturgy of the Eucharist is celebrated together as a community on the last day of Just5Days.

COMMUNITY building during Just5Days is fostered through high-energy and age appropriate activities, group projects, games, and small group discussions. Daily activities are designed just for middle schoolers with plenty of engaging and creative opportunities to learn.

CATHOLIC is who we are! Just5Days draws directly from the teachings of our faith, Sacred Scriptures, the words of Pope Francis, and the many saintly and holy men and women who follow Jesus’ example to serve with love. Just5Days introduces middle schoolers to Catholic social teaching and helps them to better understand how their faith calls them to serve others compassionately and to work for justice.


Just5Days Program Fee: $250 per participant

Price includes lodging and meals during your program week, as well as all of your work supplies. Each participant receives a program t-shirt. Travel is an expense of the parish or school.


What a Typical Day at Just5Days is Like

7:30am Wake-up
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Morning Prayer Service
9:30am Depart for Service Sites (lunch at service sites)
3:00pm Return to Just5Days Site (Shower/Down time)
5:00pm Gather to Share About the Service Sites
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Just5Days Program
8:30pm Evening Social Time
9:30pm Evening Prayer Service
10:00pm Get Ready for Bed