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Love Begins Here

Local, Life-Changing Mission Trips for Middle and High School Youth

Love Begins Here (LBH) helps middle and high school teens encounter Jesus Christ through a week of local service lived in a joyful, Catholic community. Inspired by the life and witness of St. (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta, LBH invites teens to serve those in need in their own homes and communities, thus continuing Christ's work on earth.


Help out at a food pantry, paint a fence, or plant a garden during the day. Follow that up with ice cream, swimming, prayer, and a ton of fun while making friends with teens from all over the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.


Read below to learn more and join us on the mission field this summer!

Schedule & Registration

Summer 2023 Schedule


We are pumped to head back to the mission field again in 2023! Join us in one of the following places:

June 20-23 | Middle School 1 | Kenosha

June 25-30 | High School 1 | Burlington

July 9-12 | Middle School 2 | Waukesha

July 16-21 | High School 2 | Beaver Dam

Learn more about LBH on our Vimeo Channel!

Bring Your Parish!


We would love to have your parish bring a group to LBH in 2023. First, learn all about bringing a group from our Parish Leader Guide

Then, request parish spots at this link before October 31. After that date, we will process all parish requests and communicate with parishes about what dates and spots we have reserved.

Teen and Adult registration for Love Begins Here 2023 will begin in January 2023. Group leaders will be sent registration links and materials as that date approaches!

LBH is always a wonderful and refreshing week that helps me to refocus on what is important in my life and re-examine what truly makes me happy. I truly gain so much joy from serving others and seeing the impact I make on them. 

- Olivia, a teen missionary in Madison

Serve with Us - Core Team Applications Open Now!


Are you a young adult looking for a summer experience filled with joy, personal growth, and meaningful work? Join us on the LBH Core Team this summer!


We will be looking for 8-9 passionate, others-centered disciples to help lead our 250+ young people on our mission weeks in 2023. If you are ready to join the LBH family, contact us today (formal hiring for summer begins in late Fall).


Family & Parish Info


Free Agent Registration

Opens January 2023!


Parish Leader Resources

Coming Fall 2022!

And so here I am talking with you – I want you to find the poor here, right in your own home first. And begin love there. Be that good news to your own people. And find out about your next-door neighbour – do you know who they are?

- St. Teresa of Calcutta, Nobel Prize Lecture, 1979


Love Begins Here Missions

LBH Milwaukee is part of a larger family of Love Begins Here Missions. Learn more about the LBH movement at their website!

Stay Connected


Doug Ulaszek
Associate Director of Evangelization & Catechesis | Youth

Jennifer Murphy
Program & Events Coordinator | Evangelization & Catechsis
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