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.

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

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.

Summer Mission Trips
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.

Email us at: [email protected]

This mission is also available in the spring!

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Ecuador

This mission focuses on caring for the young children we work with at the Santa Maria orphanage in Olon, Ecuador. The mission is three weeks long on the pacific coast of Ecuador. Teaching the children catechism, English and playing with them on the beach after the school day is one of the may highlights of this mission.

For more information contact us at [email protected].

This mission is also available in the spring!

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Spring Mission Trips
Arizona

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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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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 while collaborating with SOLT (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity) priests at Mt. Carmel High School in Benque.

Email us at: [email protected]

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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.

Email us at: [email protected]

New York City Mission

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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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Ecuador

This mission focuses on caring for the whole person by bringing the sacraments and basic medical care to rural Ecuadorian communities.

Email us at: [email protected]

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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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia Missions Fall & Spring— Austria Program

Students serve in orphanages, schools and teach Chastity through the wisdom of St. Pope John-Paul II’s Theology of the Body in Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

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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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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Lourdes France- Fall & Spring- Austria Program

Students serve pilgrims attending the Lourdes pilgrimage seeking spiritual and physical healing.

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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.

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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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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Son Life (Panama City, Florida)

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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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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.

Email us at: [email protected]

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