Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences

This coming spring break and summer, Spiritan Campus Ministry will be taking 75 students on four Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences (CCME). The trips will include opportunities to work with migrant farmworkers in Immokalee, Fla., explore and work with communities in Pittsburgh’s urban neighborhoods, assist in rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, home repair and a greater understanding of the culture of rural Appalachia in West Virginia, and run a day camp at a Spiritan Mission in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic. In each of the Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences, students will be encouraged to engage in conversation with community members and fully immerse themselves in the culture of each community. By beginning to understand each community, the students will be able to look at the systemic causes of injustices, the assets of each location, and how they can apply themselves to further the region for a better future.