Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Metuchen works to reduce injustice and suffering facing the poor both overseas and at home in our Diocese. At present, there are four major areas of activity: Guatemala, India, Food Security and Diocesan Formation. To gain further insight about the Metuchen Diocese Catholic Charities Solidarity Teams, go to:

Young Adult Service Trip

Each year ST. Joseph's runs a week-long service trip in the U.S. for young adults 18-25 years old. Past trips include working in soup kitchens and shelters in Appalachia through Wheeling College in West Virginia as well as serving at the Rio Grande Valley Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McCallen Texas. For more information please email

Catholic HEART Workcamp ** CHWC **


2016 CHWC

DATES: July 24 - 30, 2016
North Arlington, NJ
2016 Registration Form

CHWC, headquartered in Florida, partners with social agencies in selected cities of the United States. Youth and adult leaders restore and paint homes, clean yards, revitalize neighborhoods, feed the hungry, bring joy to the elderly and disabled, lift the spirits of children, and restore hope.

It is a youth-friendly Christ-centered week of caring for others working alongside youth from parishes across the U.S.

For many, many years hundreds of our St. Joseph youth (9th – 12th grade) and our adult leaders have traveled to various cities to participate in CHWC.

To find out more, go to to read their mission statement.
If you are in High School and you are interested in attending Catholic Heart Workcamp please contact Bob Ferretti.

We are always in need of chaperones for this life-changing week. If you are interested in chaperoning Catholic Heart Workcamp please contact Bob Ferretti.