2012-2013 MISSION TRIPS INFO SESSIONS
October 9 after House Mass
October 17 Campus Ministry Lounge, 10 pm
October 21 St. Vincents Chapel after 9 pm Mass
October 21-25 and 29-30 Tabling
November 7 All application due at Campus Ministry
November 7-8 Interview Sign ups at Campus Ministry
Mission Belize (Summer): Students serve the community of Punta Gorda, Belize by working on projects such as building churches and helping in the schools of the community.
Mission Ecuador (Spring Break): Students serve by working with the underserved people of the country through some manual labor and fellowship with the children and families of the surrounding community.
Mission Jamaica (Spring Break & Summer): Students spend a week during spring break and two weeks during the summer working with the St. Patrick's Foundation to tutor needy children, care for abandoned elderly, and paint the homes of the poor elderly in Kingston, Jamaica.
Applications and due dates to be annouced Fall 2012.
Frequently Asked Questions (Requirements, Expenses, Deadlines, etc.)
In fidelity to the gospel call to love others as Christ loves us, the goal of our CUA mission trips is to share in and learn from the lived experience of our brothers and sisters around the world.
By sharing in the faith, work, and culture of those who welcome us, this experience becomes a life-changing moment in the participants' spiritual, educational, and mental formation.
This experience challenges participants to integrate the values of the Gospel and the social teachings of the Church into their lives and to encourage change in the lives of those around them.
Every year approximately 65 CUA students spend their spring break or two weeks during their summer break to volunteer in cities across the country and world. Through these various service opportunities, the students have the privilege to meet, serve, and be welcomed by the poorest of the poor. Hearts are changed, eyes are opened, and the desire to serve is ignited.
The first mission trip began in the summer of 2001, when a group of students went to Guatemala to help in the local schools and farms. Since then, trips have included Mission Jamaica, Mission Panama, Habitat for Humanity Hawaii, Mission Belize, Mission Honduras, and Mission Tanzania.
Students apply and are selected to serve on the various Mission trips offered by the Campus Ministry Office. In addition, students can volunteer through Habitat for Humanity's Alternative Spring Break opportunties. For more information about these trips, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.