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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.
Students share their missionary experiences with stories
A letter from the Missions director.
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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 of the local diocese and works with him in providing services to the people.
Nicaragua - Summer The Nicaragua Summer mission will focus on retreat work with local teens and also serve the local orphanage. Patron saints for this mission are Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
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.
Belize This 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.
Bronx This mission focuses on ministry in the inner city. This includes work in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, AIDS hospices, etc.
Chicago 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 This mission focuses on caring for the whole person by bringing the sacraments and basic medical care to rural Ecuadorian communities.
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.
New Mexico This 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.
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, jail ministry, etc.
San Diego This mission focuses on uniting all to Christ through both spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Its focal message is the necessity of abiding in God's love for all people. It will encourage openness to the Holy Spirit and to the sacraments. Its work will be aimed at the young and the poor. It will accomplish its goals by working in soup kitchens, speaking at schools, and having prayer meetings in parishes.
Steubenville - SpringApply 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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