Mission Trips


Mission Trips serve as a way to live out the Gospel call to be people of service by helping those less fortunate than ourselves as well as learning about places and social structures that create poverty and injustice. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. Below you'll see the places we've been in the past few years.  While sometimes available during extended breaks (i.e. summer) traditionally, mission trips are offered during the following breaks:

  • Fall Break
  • Christmas Break
  • Spring Four-Day Break
  • Spring Break
  • Summer Vacation

2013-14 Mission Trip Info Sheet

Places We've Visited

Sister's of the Holy Family, New Orleans, Louisiana
Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina
Diocese of Gallup, NM/Zuni Village/St. Michael Indian School(Navajo Reservation)
Beaches Habitat for Humanity - Jacksonville, FL
Franciscan Outreach Association - Chicago: Soup Kitchen Shelter
Franciscan Connection - St. Louis: Stone by Stone Project - Urban Outreach
Close the School of the Americas Trip: Social Justice/Activism
Fixed some camp :Knoxville, TN
D.C. Right to Life Trip: Social Justice/Activism
Haiti Mission Trip w/ Eastern Illinois University
Disaster Relief: Oklahoma City, OK
Resurrection MIssion/Civil Rights Education - Montgomery, AL
Hubbard House - East St. Louis, IL
Glenmary Camp - Aberdeen, MS: Rural Outreach
Habitat for Humanity - Mississippi/Louisiana: Outreach to Working Poor
Hurricane Relief Project Lazarus - New Orleans: Outreach to HIV/AIDS patients
Operation Blessing - Moore Oklahoma
Samaratan's Purse - Washinton, IL

NOTE:  Fees are charged to defray costs for Mission Trips.  The opportunity to participate is available to all students, faculty, and staff regardless of religious background.  Scholarships are available upon request.  Please contact Fr. Ferd Cheri III OFM at (217) 228-5432 ext. 3617 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .