ABIDE gives Catholic high school teens from across Massachusetts and New England the chance to come together as a community of faith to ACKNOWLEDGE Christ’s Good Friday sacrifice, SERVE those in need in our community, PRAISE our God, and RAISE MONEY for Catholic charities.
**2020 Covid-19 Update**
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this year’s event will be a virtual one!
While in the past, we’ve held live, large-group events that included in-person service at homeless shelters, food kitchens, and nursing homes, this year, we’re doing things virtual! Participants are invited, as in years past, to participate in a 24-hour food and modified social media fast (abstain from solid food and social media for a day with the exception of the virtual Abide activities). But this year, we’ll hold a “virtual kickoff” at 5PM EST on Good Friday, and an online / mobile discussion board to encourage one another and participate in hourly “challenges” to commemorate the holiness of Good Friday / Holy Saturday. Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorship for their 24-hour fast, and funds raised will be donated to Coronavirus victims and Catholic charities that are supporting them. This year’s funds will be donated to charities that support covid-19 related issues, as well as those that support the poor (who are disproportionately impacted by the outbreak).
Teens are encouraged to have a personal goal of at least $250 in sponsorships for their sacrifice and service.
Thank you for your contribution... not matter if it is $10 or $10,000, every bit helps to build our communities and support our youth!