Campus Ministry

Mission Trips

Camden Service Retreat

Camden Service Retreats are open to all 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 their service hour 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 an agreement with the Bishop of San Juan and adopted the parish as its own by providing priests, volunteers, and material support. Bánica, along with the neighboring parish of Pedro Santana (San José), are in the care of Arlington priests and number over 13,000 people dispersed in more than 60 communities.

Students attend a weeklong summer mission trip in Bánica, Dominican Republic. Projects completed on the trip include repairing homes, building chapels, and working on construction initiatives to improve the basic sanitary needs of the community. Students serve alongside the people of the parish, attending Mass with them and much more!