Both Campus Ministry and FOCUS offer several opportunities for you to serve during your spring or summer breaks.
Campus Ministry offers at least one spring break trip each year (domestic or international) for you to serve others in need and learning about the issues that keep them in a cycle of injustice. Fundraising hours earned by working the parking lot before home football games or calling during the annual thank-a-thon can discount the cost of the trip significantly! Previous mission trips have worked with the poor, homeless, immigrants and disaster victims. Trips are generally released in the fall and are available for sign up here.
In addition, FOCUS trips are available through the FOCUS Missions page (focusmissions.org) and by talking to the missionaries.
2020 Mission Trip: Delegation to El Salvador
The St. Thomas More Newman Center Mission Trip program immerses students in experiences where the People of God of Columbia, Missouri, meet the People of God in another part of the world. Through immersion in the community and environment where they serve, students have an intense spiritual and educational experience as they witness, discuss, pray, and work to address social issues.
This year, the St. Thomas More Newman Center will sponsor a delegation of college students to visit our sister parish La Immaculada Concepcion in La Libertad, El Salvador, and sacred sites in San Salvador. We work with the SHARE Foundation to facilitate our sistering relationships. SHARE coordinates all aspects of the trip from the moment we arrive at the airport in San Salvador and until we return to the airport.
The Mission Trip will take place March 21 to March 28, 2020.