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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

There are still some spots left for parish groups to join us in 2023! Start the process by filling out our Parish Group Request form.

Teen and Adult registration for Love Begins Here 2023 begins January 18, 2023! Group leaders will be sent registration links and materials as that date approaches.

Registration opens January 18, 2023!

I learned to love your neighbors and help them because even the small things done with great love make a big difference in someone’s life

– Emily, a High School Missionary 

Family & Parish Info

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


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. Learn more and apply at the links below!


Core Team Job Description | Core Team Application

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


Meg Aspinwall
Associate Director Evangelization & Catechesis | Middle & High School

Jennifer Murphy
Program & Events Coordinator | Evangelization & Catechsis
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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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