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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Jamaica | Apply for the Jamaica Mission This mission focuses on ministering to people of all ages through various types of evangelization. The team is of service to the Bishop of the local diocese and works with him in providing services to the people.
Steubenville - Summer | Apply for the Steubenville - Summer missionThis 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.
Ecuador Summer Spanish Immersion Program The goal of the summer program is to provide FUS students a full immersion experience where they can learn Spanish and be placed in either a hospital, special needs school or parish internship to share their faith with those they will be serving. Located in Quito, Ecuador we will be staying at Portiuncula Foundation Retreat Center for a six week program - June 14, 2014 – July 26, 2014. If you would like to know more about this program or to apply contact Rhett Young @ email@example.com
Arizona | Apply for the Arizona Mission This mission focuses on working in a Catholic school just inside the US border with the Hispanic students who cross the border each day to attend , and with the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.
Belize | Apply for the Belize MissionThis mission focuses on bringing Christ to students in middle and high schools of villages and cities. The ministry includes teaching the students how to live out their faith, how to practice chastity and how to build each other up as the body of Christ.
New York City Mission | Apply for the Bronx Mission This mission focuses on ministry in the inner city. This includes work in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and working with many different orders in the city sharing the Joy of the Gospel.
Chicago | Apply for the Chicago Mission This mission focuses on working with homeless men in their struggle with addictions. This work is done through Emmaus Ministries in the inner city.
Ecuador | Apply for the Ecuador Mission This mission focuses on caring for the whole person by bringing the sacraments and basic medical care to rural Ecuadorian communities.
Honduras | Apply for the Honduras Mission 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.
New Mexico | Apply for the New Mexico MissionThis mission focuses on ministering to the Navajo and other people in the area. Work is done at Gallup Catholic Grade School and High School and St. Michael's Special Education.
Nicaragua | Apply for the Nicaragua missionThis mission focuses on Theology of the Body and working with orphans and the poorest of the poor.
North Dakota | Apply for the North Dakota MissionThis 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, jail ministry, etc.
San Diego | Apply for the San Diego MissionThis mission focuses on uniting all to Christ through retreat ministry to junior high and high school students.
Steubenville - Spring | Apply for the Steubenville MissionThis 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.
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