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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.

Student New Orleans Mission Trip | March 18-26, 2023 (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 and stay at St. Jude’s Shrine in the French Quarter. 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 $800 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 2022. For more information, contact Campus Minister, Tim Higgins, via email here or call 847.328.4648. Applications are due by December 7th!

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Associate Mississippi Mission Trip | May 2023

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. The cost is $350 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.  We generally leave the Saturday or Sunday prior to Memorial Day weekend (May 20 or May 21, 2023) and return the Saturday of Memorial day weekend (May 27). For more information or to support the Associates' Service Trip, please contact Mike Perry via email here or phone 847.673.0121 or contact Nicole Perry via email here or phone 312.375.8227.

Student Tucson Mission Trip | December 2023 (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 Sonora desert in Mexico. This trip will bring you into relationship with the “desert people” and the Franciscans who minister to them. Through visits with the people, ministry with the Franciscans, service within the community through visits to the prison and the local districts, and encounters with the beauty of creation, this mission trip will surely widen your understanding of the Church and bring you face-to-face with the realities of the border and how this community can teach us what it means to be “one nation under God.” The trip costs $1,100 which covers airfare, transportation, lodging, and food. Fundraising opportunities are available, as well as scholarships for those who qualify. Campus ministers accompany the student group. For more information, contact Campus Minister, Tim Higgins, via email here or call 847.328.4648. Deadline to register to guarantee space is June 2, 2022.

Student Detroit Mission Trip | January 2024 (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 will cost $300, 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. 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.