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Sheil Catholic Center Mission Trips are a great opportunity to put your faith into action by serving people around the world. It is also a chance to learn about another culture; grow in your personal faith journey; understand and integrate the principles of Catholic Social Teaching; and to share what you have learned with the Sheil community.

Associate Mississippi Mission Trip | May 19-25, 2024

Join us for a trip to West Tallahatchie, Mississippi. Meet other Sheil associates, learn basic home construction, and provide meaningful service to a community in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Space is limited. The cost is $375 per person, $150 of that goes to Habitat for Humanity. While our primary objective is to build homes, we also immerse ourselves in building relationships in the neighborhood. Check out these photos from our trip in 2023. Applications are closed for the 2024 trip. For more information or to support the Associates' Service Trip, please contact Mike Perry via email here or phone 312.730.4115 or contact Nicole Perry via email here or phone 312.375.8227.

Student Tucson Mission Trip | December 14-21, 2024 (Winter Break)

Join us for a mission trip to Tucson, Arizona and the Tohono O’odham Nation. This Nation is made up of various districts that are united as one nation, and all of them share the name Tohono O’odham, which means “Desert People.” This Nation has roots stretching from Arizona through the Sonoran desert in Mexico.  Through relationships developed with the Tohono O'odham Nation, and collaborative service with Catholic organizations reaching out to migrants in Mexico and those seeking asylum in Tucson, this mission trip will surely widen your understanding of the Church, bring you face-to-face with the realities of the border, and how this community can teach us what it means to "welcome the stranger." The trip costs $1,000 for Catholic Scholars and $800 for non-Catholic Scholars. This covers airfare, transportation, lodging, and food. Fundraising opportunities are available, as well as scholarships for those who qualify. Campus ministers accompany the student group. To view photos from the 2023 trip, click here. Applications will open in early May and are due May 22, 2024 for current students and October 1, 2024 for incoming students. For more information, contact Campus Minister, Tim Higgins, via email here or call 847.328.4648.

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Student Detroit Mission Trip | January 2025 (MLK Weekend)

Join us for a mission trip to the city of Detroit, Michigan. Learn about the economic challenges facing the city and hear the stories of community leaders who are making a difference. You will meet meet residents of Detroit, Police Precinct 9, and learn about creating safe communities for all. On MLK Day, we will participate in a service project with Wayne State University and Americorps' Urban Safety Project. The trip costs $450 for Catholic Scholars and $300 for non-Catholic Scholars, which covers transportation, lodging, and food. Students are responsible for additional costs, such as spending money. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Campus ministers accompany the student group. Check out this video from a previous year and view photos from our 2023 trip here. Applications are closed for this year. For more information, contact Campus Minister, Tim Higgins, via email here or call 847.328.4648.

Student New Orleans Mission Trip | March 2025 (Spring Break)

Join us for a mission trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. In the devastating wake of Hurricane Katrina, Sheil students have made annual trips to New Orleans and there is much work still to be done. We work with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes. The days will be spent working on homes and the evenings will be reserved for rest, prayer and reflection, and group social time. The trip costs $1,000 for Catholic Scholars and $800 for non-Catholic Scholars, which covers transportation, lodging, and food. Students are responsible for additional costs, such as spending money. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Campus ministers accompany the student group. Check out these photos from our trip in 2023. The deadline for this application has closed. For more information, contact Campus Minister, Tim Higgins, via email here or call 847.328.4648.

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Contact Campus Minister, Tim Higgins, via email here or call 847.328.4648.