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Service & Immersion
In the spirit of the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Center for Ministry and Service at Regis College seeks to offer students the opportunity to serve our “Dear Neighbor”. The service programs offered by the Center for Ministry and Service provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to stand in solidarity with our Dear Neighbors who find themselves living on the margins of our society. Every year the Center for Ministry and Service offers opportunities for local, national, and international service and immersion trips. Here are our upcoming service trips:
New Orleans Service Trip | December 2018
This is a domestic service trip that allows Regis students to travel to New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of this trip is to rebuild and rejoice. The idea of rebuilding comes from the horrific effects of Hurricane Katrina in the city of New Orleans back in 2005. Katrina left massive destruction; 80% of New Orleans was under water. This resulted in many people losing their homes, all their belongings, and some even their lives. Eleven years have passed since this disaster and an estimated 6,000 families who were previous home owners before Katrina still do not have the funds or resources to rebuild. On this trip students will join St. Bernard Project on their mission to provide housing for all those whom were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Applications for the NOLA Service Trip open in September 2018.
Los Angeles & U.S. Mexico Border Immersion Trip | December 2018
This trip to Los Angeles is designed to show Regis students the reality of poverty and homelessness in the urban inner city part of LA. Students will be taken to the Dolores Mission Parish in the city of Boyle Heights, right outside of Downtown Los Angeles. Regis will be working directly with Homeboy Industries, an organization founded by Fr. Greg Boyle – author of Tattoos on the Heart. Homeboy Industries is a non-profit which gives ex-gang members a chance to become honest active members of society. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the different issues which are present in our country, among them; gang violence, immigration, addiction, homelessness, and income inequality. Applications for the LA & U.S. Mexico Border Trip open in September 2018.
Peru Solidarity Trip | March 2019
The Peru solidarity trip was brought to Regis about 12 years ago. It is an international service-learning trip to Villa El Salvador, an urban rural area on the outskirts of Lima - the capital city of Peru. Villa El Salvador is a coastal village with about 400,000 residents and it is located 12 miles outside of Lima. This trip was designed to allow Regis College students to stand and live in solidarity with a community of people that have very different living circumstances than our own. We work with the community, the local church youth group, orphanages, young adults from the local University, and elderly who reside in nursing homes. Applications for the Peru Solidarity Trip open in September 2018.
The Center for Ministry & Service
St. Joseph Hall Room 4
We invite you to visit. All are welcome.
The Center for Ministry & Service is committed to fostering your spiritual needs and encouraging you "to act justly, love tenderly, serve one another and walk humbly with God." Micah 6:8