Each year, many Catholic universities, colleges, high schools, parishes and dioceses embark on mission trips, or service trips. Learn more about the summertime phenomenon of hitting the road in service to others in this package of stories from our partner Catholic News Service.
The life-changing impact of mission trips
Usually, mission trips have a specific project in mind. But the actual work accomplished takes a back seat to the emphasis on building community. It’s not “us” helping “them” but a mutual exchange that leads to solidarity.
Volunteer, and find your mission in real life
Although many volunteer programs for short- or long-term missions are geared to young adults, others seek older adults with professional skills and longer life experience. Some accept entire families.
Every Christian is a missionary
Because we have experienced “the power of the Father’s infinite mercy,” all Christians, by virtue of baptism, are called to go out on missionary journeys to proclaim the Gospel and “use words when necessary.”
In a time to build, CatholicPhilly.com connects people and communities
As society emerges from the loss and separation of the pandemic, CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you join in our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103