Aug 17 The Good Samaritan Project is sponsored by the Diocese of Saint Petersburg and reaches out to teenagers from all our parishes and schools. The Project is a week-long activity where all teens, chaperones, and youth leaders stay together, like a traditional over-night camp. Every day the group divides into small groups taking turns visiting various community groups. Some of the places we visited were The Angelus Home for the Disabled, Metropolitan Ministries, Salvation Army, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, Safety Town, houses for abused women, retirement communities, the Kiddie Ranch, Pinellas Hope, among others. We help these community groups by building, painting, planting, mulching, cleaning, sorting food and clothes, working in the soup kitchens and more. You name it! No job is left undone. We also visit with the residents of these places socializing with them and giving them hope and comfort. In the evenings we have religious activities like workshops, Mass, retreats, confession, and adoration to help build the spiritual life of our teenagers. There are also fun activities planned throughout the week that include talent shows, concerts of Christian music, singing, games and tournaments. It is a full week, but fun and rewarding on so many levels. Tampa Catholic has been participating in the Good Samaritan Project for the last four years. The first two years were spent at Mary Help of Christians, but the last two years the group has grown in size and we have stayed at Bishop McLaughlin High School. Check out this short video of our TC students and their helpful hands during the week long activities.