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St. Clement’s teens get a glimpse of life on the other side of the tracks

A group of teenagers from St. Clement’s Church, a Redemptorist parish in Saratoga Springs, NY, recently spent their spring break serving the poor in inner-city Philadelphia. Here’s an excerpt: 

Philadelphia was an amazing experience. The mission really brought me closer to God. I saw the face of Jesus every time we reached out to someone in need.

Seeing how little these people have and how much they appreciate little things like a bowl of chili or a pair of socks really made me see how lucky I am for everything I have. I saw that I can’t keep everything that I have to myself and that I need to reach out and help the community as much as I can.

I learned so much on this trip and I really grew closer to God. I hope to go on more missions like this in the future.

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