Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences (CCME)

This year Spiritan Campus Ministry (SCM) is adding two new experiences to Spiritan parishes in the U.S. in addition to taking students to Mullens, W.Va., Immokalee, Fla., and to a Spiritan Mission in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic. New trips include work in Spiritan parishes in Chicago/Dayton and the Arlington/Baltimore areas. In all of the experiences, students both serve the communities where they are traveling and are educated on the systemic issues of the area. The CCMEs are a faith based opportunity for students to explore the tenants of Catholic Social Teaching and engage in the Spiritan Charism first hand as they form relationships and work in solidarity with members of the communities where they are serving and with each other. This year 130 students applied to go on a CCME.