Youth Mission Trip:
- Open to Youth ages 15-17
- Dates: TBD
- Cost: $TBD (This includes group roundtrip airfare from Miami Airport.)
This will be our sixth year traveling to Piura, Peru for the Saint Francis Xavier Mission Trip.
We will be assisting in the work of Santisimo Sacramento Parish.
(You may visit their website: www.santisimo.org)
We begin each morning with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Afterwards we receive our work assignments. The parish coordinates a wide arrange of charitable works, including (but not limited to):
- Helping at an orphanage
- Distributing food to poor
- Building houses
- Teaching English in the parish school
- Assisting with work at the hospice
- Assisting in the parish’s free clinic.
Each missionary will have the chance to participate in a variety of different works of mercy.
All the while, we form strong friendships and, most importantly, we grow in our love for Christ by serving the poor.
We conclude our days with recreation, spiritual conferences, the praying of the rosary, and time for discussion and reflection.
The trip concludes with a pilgrimage to visit some of the relics of Peru’s five canonized saints: St. Martin DePorres, St. Rose of Lima, St. Francis Solanus, St. Toribius de Mongrevejo, and St. John Macias.
This mission is truly a once in a life time experience! Mass everyday, helping the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick…following the commands of Our Lord everyday of the trip. It has effected my life in unbelievable ways!! The people I have met on this trip, both the dear people of Peru and missionaries will remain in my heart and prayers for the rest of my life.
Peru Missionary 2016
Each year it is a great blessing to go to Peru on the mission trip. The idea behind such a trip is to help the less fortunate. But at the end of each trip, everyone has always agreed that they help us much more than we help them. While they might lack money, they are rich and usually end up teaching us lessons when it comes to simplicity, joy, a deep seated faith, and gratitude. That being said, after my priestly ordination, what a joy it was to be able to give them something back, to bring them the Mass and the sacraments.
Fr. John Kodet, FSSP