Every summer many of our adults and teens leave the comforts of home to serve others in the name of Jesus. In a variety of national and international settings, our youth respond to the Gospel by caring for the poor, the sick, and the needy. Service may include construction, painting and cleaning, building restoration, serving at community kitchens, working with children, caring for the disabled, among other things.
2017 Parish Mission Trips
(Information current as of 3/1/2017)
Juticalpa, Honduras (Olancho Aid Foundation) - June 12 to June 20
Cost: $1,400* for all participants
Open to high school graduates and older
Tuscaloosa, AL (Our Own Mission Trip) - June 26 to July 2
Open to young people now in high school.
Springfield, MA (Just5Days) - July 17 - July 21
Open to young people entering grade 8 or 9 in Sept. 2017.
N. Arlington, NJ (Catholic Heart Workcamp) - July 23 - July 29
Open to young people entering grade 9 in Sept. 2016 and older.
*Registration fee discounts of $150 per young participant is available to those who participate in some way in our major fundraiser, The Auction, either in preparation for or at the event itself on March 25, 2017
Youth Safety Requirements: All leaders who are 17 or older when they participate in a mission trip must have done the "Protecting God's Children" (VIRTUS) workshop, and provided documentation of that fact. They are also required to have a current CORI application on file with the parish. No exceptions can be made to these necessary requirements. Those who need to do the VIRTUS workshop are urged to take care of this obligation as soon as possible, at SEOH or another parish. NB: Massachusetts law prohibits us from allowing anyone to serve as a volunteer with youth (e.g. an adult leader) until they have completed a CORI check with the parish. New volunteers must submit their CORI applications early enough to allow for a timely response from the Commonwealth. Please direct any questions to the Youth Ministry Office.