Serve - Inspire - Evangelize

Mission trips across the U.S. and throughout the Western Hemisphere

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”

Missions of Peace, a student outreach of Franciscan University, sponsors domestic and international mission trips during breaks. Students generously share their time and talent while on mission through various service outreaches—youth ministries, chastity presentations, prayer services, home improvement projects, village ministries, medical outreaches, and other apostolic endeavors.

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Through those activities, but also through their personal witness of the love of Christ, students seek to be instruments of the Lord in promoting the culture of life. These missionary efforts are one way the university lives out the mandate of Ex Corde Ecclesiae that Catholic universities serve as “a living institutional witness to Christ and his message.”

The trips are organized, planned, and funded by the students themselves, but they must be approved by the director of Missionary Outreach in order to advertise, fund raise, or operate on campus.

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Find Your Mission

Slide Los Angeles This is a NEW mission
focused on bringing Christ
to the people of Los Angeles
alongside the Carmelite Sisters
of the Most Sacred Heart of Los
Angeles. It includes work in youth
ministry, grade school catechetics,
as well as nursing home and
homeless ministry.
Steubenville This mission focuses on bringing
the Light of Christ into the downtown
areas of Steubenville through: door-to-
door evangelization, street ministry,
soup kitchen, homeless ministry and
various service projects.
Jamaica This mission focuses on ministering
to people of all ages through various
types of evangelization. The team is of
service to the Bishop and local priests
serving him by providing sacramental
preparation to the people of
the Montego Bay Diocese.
Student missionaries will be serving
in either a hospital, special needs
school or parish sharing their faith.
Located in Quito, Ecuador we will be
staying at Portiuncula Foundation
Retreat Center operated by FUS
alumni for a three week mission.
Ecuador North Dakota This mission focuses on ministering
to the Chippewa Indians on Turtle
Mountain Indian Reservation. The
ministry includes retreats, work in
the schools, door-to-door ministry
collaborating with SOLT (Society of
Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity)
priests and sisters.
This mission focuses on working in
a Catholic school just inside the US
border with Hispanic students who
cross the border each day to attend
the school. We collaborate with the
Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred
Heart of Los Angeles.
Arizona San Diego This mission focuses on uniting
all to Christ through retreat
ministry sharing the awesome
truth of St. Pope John Paul II’s
Theology of the Body to junior
high and high school students
at local parish youth groups
and high schools.
New Mexico This mission focuses on ministering to the
Navajo and other people in the area. Work
is done at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Grade
School, High School youth group and
St. Michael's Special Education school in
collaboration with the Missionaries of
Charity and Little Sisters of the Poor.
Belize This mission focuses on bringing
Christ to students in middle and
high schools of villages and cities.
The ministry includes using
Theology of the Body to teach
the students how to live out their
faith, how to practice chastity and
how to build each other up as the
body of Christ.
Honduras This mission focuses on bringing Christ
to the poorest of the poor in Honduras
through the sacraments, prayer, music,
and ministering to children and families.
Nicaragua This mission focuses on providing personal
testimonies and retreats focused on the
teachings of St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology
of the Body and working with orphans and
the poorest of the poor in collaboration with
the Lincoln Academy, Missionaries of Charity
and the Abandoned Children’s Center.
New York This mission focuses on ministry in the
inner city. This includes work in soup
kitchens, homeless shelters, and working
with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grade School
on Mulberry Street by sharing the Joy of
the Gospel with K-8th graders.
Chicago This mission focuses on working with
homeless men in the inner city who
struggle with male street prostitution,
generational poverty, homelessness,
drug addiction and HIV/AIDS. Our
students serve along side Emmaus
Ministries in the inner city.
This is a Spring Break evangelization trip to
the beaches of Panama City, Florida bringing
Christ's love to other college students, the
marginalized, and non-believers.
Panama City France (Austria Semester) Students serve pilgrims attending
the Lourdes pilgrimage seeking
spiritual and physical healing.
Slovakia (Austria Semester) Students serve in orphanages, schools
and teach Chastity through the wisdom
of St. Pope John-Paul II’s Theology of
the Body in Romania and Slovakia.
Students serve in orphanages, schools
and teach Chastity through the wisdom
of St. Pope John-Paul II’s Theology of
the Body in Romania and Slovakia
Romania (Austria Semester)
Apply or Contact Us

Current students of Franciscan University are invited to apply for the Missions of Peace mission trips.

Visit the Missions of Peace Office in the J.C. Williams Center for a copy of the application.

Support the Missions

Student rely on the support of many people to go on these trips. If you have a student to support, find their mission trip and make a contribution to support them here.

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