S.O.U.L. Trips March 2014
David Darst Retreat Center – Chicago, IL
This trip will serve as a tool to be introduced to and explore issues of justice and the reality of oppression. Through partnerships with local agencies, trip participants are able to get to know people, to challenge stereotypes, to confront fears, to break down barriers that "protect" us from the unknown, the different.
Holy Family Catholic Worker – Kansas City, MO
This trip will serve, live, and get to know the homeless of the Kansas City region. Trip participants will serve at schools, a meal delivery program, and as well as the Holy Family Catholic Worker.
Solomon Project – St. Louis, MO
The Solomon Project was created by NGNS (North Grand Neighborhood Services) and seeks to build affordable housing in the North St. Louis community. Volunteer groups commit their time and energy on a regular basis under the direction of a qualified general contractor.
St. Ben’s Urban Immersion – Milwaukee, WI
Meet the homeless, serve them a meal, and come to meet Jesus Christ renewed within yourself and also in a new found love for your neighbor. Trip participants will prepare and serve meals to 2000 homeless in one week, work with immigration issues, build for Habitat for Humanity, and work at an urban ecology center.
White Violet Eco-Justice Center -St. Mary of the Woods, IN
The center exists to foster a way of living that recognizes the interdependence of all creation. Grounded in an understanding of Providence Spirituality as hope and healing, the center offers leadership and education in the preservation, restoration and reverent use of all natural resources.
De La Salle Blackfeet School – Browning, MT
De La Salle Blackfeet School’s motto is “Building FAITH in EDUCATION,” which has a double meaning: to build our students faith through their education and to build our students faith that education will improve their lives. Because of the isolation and lack of belief in education, De La Salle Blackfeet School’s goal is to positively peer pressure our students into believing that education will improve their lives. The immersion groups interaction with our students will help realize this goal.
Border Awareness Experience – Anthony, NM
Come and explore the seamless boundary between three states (New Mexico, Texas & Chihuahua) & two nations (U.S. & Mexico). Everything that happens here requires unique solutions & partnerships due to the interconnectivity & interrelation of issues that impact us as a region in the areas of economics, human rights, environmental, migration, labor, militarization of the border, health & much more…
We strive to provide each student the ability to grow in faith, service and community. Campus Ministry is a presence on campus that welcomes diversity, celebrates gifts and works to create a Christian community inspired by the Lasallian Catholic mission.
It is our goal that all students feel welcome entering the Office of Campus Ministry. Every event hosted or sponsored by the OCM is open to all Saint Mary's students, and we have many opportunities for you to build relationships of faith, service and community. We want to let you know that, as a student, you are invited! Let's walk the road that intersects academia and faith together.
The Office of Campus Ministry is located in Vlazny Hall, Room 126. The office is staffed during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) throughout the academic year.
Statement of Purpose
Celebrating the image of God in each human person, we invite all to become the hands and feet of the Lasallian Catholic mission.
Saint Mary's University Campus Ministry seeks to ignite students' hearts to live the gospel message through faith, service and community.
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