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Campus Ministry

Mission Trips

Camden Mission Trip

Camden Service Retreats are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Priority is given to seniors who have not yet had the opportunity to attend a Camden retreat.

Students travel to Camden, NJ to work with a service organization called DeSales Service Works, which helps local neighborhoods in one of the poorest cities in the country. Students who attend a Camden Retreat fulfill both their service hour and retreat requirements. 


Bánica Mission Trip

The Parish of Bánica (Saint Francis of Assisi) belongs to the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana. In 1991, the Diocese of Arlington entered into agreement with the Bishop of San Juan and adopts the Parish as its own by providing priests, volunteers, and material support. The Parish of Bánica along with the neighboring Parish of Pedro Santana (San José) are in the care of Arlington priests and count over 10,000 people dispersed in over 60 communities.

Students attend a Mission Trip in Bánica each summer with Commissioned By Christ. Projects completed on the trp include repairing houses for needy families, building chapels, and working on construction initiatives to improve the basic sanitary needs of the community. Students meet and serve along side the people of the parish, celebrating Mass with them and much more!

Sample Mission Trip Itinerary:
  • 7am -  Morning prayer, grace and breakfast as a mission team
  • 8am - Collect personal belongings for the day; depart for mission site
  • 9am - Work at mission site
  • 12pm - Lunch
  • 3pm - Return to Bánica mission site, shower, clean up
  • 4pm - Free time
  • 6pm - Mass (one evening will also include Holy Hour and Confessions)
  • 7pm - Dinner, talk, evening reflection
  • 9pm - Free time
  • 11pm - Lights out



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