03/05/2022 - 12:00am to 03/12/2022 - 11:45pm
This spring our Campus Ministry Headlights trips will be going to Denver, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois. These trips are opportunities to immerse yourself in an experience that will help you to better understand the realities and needs of people with economic, educational, cultural, and social challenges. Though there are two different trips, both trips will focus on an understanding of Catholic social teaching, a chance to meet people whose lives are dedicated to social justice, an opportunity to encounter people who live in the reality of poverty, violence, immigration, homelessness, and also a chance to interact with children in educational settings. Reflection and prayer are also vital components of the trip. These trips are open to students of all faiths. To learn more about the Headlights program, visit our blog.
Cost of the trip is $325 and the deadline for applying is January 31, 2022.
If for some reason there are more applicants than can be taken and you are not selected, your deposit will be refunded. Students will leave from Helena on Saturday, March 5th and return on Saturday, March 12th or Sunday, March 13th. In addition to being selected to go, a commitment to participating in weekly meetings and the follow-up meetings are essential. You will also need to provide a one-page reflection paper after having attended the trip. The $325 for the trip covers only a portion of each participant's cost.
This trip will focus on serving the underprivileged in the greater Chicago area. We will be spending time at Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, a Franciscan mission that is dedicated to assisting the materially poor and sharing the Catholic Faith. It is an amazing opportunity to encounter the challenges of urban life in Chicago, as well as meet people who are on the front lines striving to work against the injustices that are present there. Their services include a mobile food pantry, after-school programs with kids, distribution of clothing and goods, senior citizens programming, and community dinners, to name a few!
This trip will work with Christ in the City, a volunteer organization that works with the poor and homeless of Denver. Their focus is primarily to reach out to the homeless, as well as do intellectual and spiritual formation so that we may better come to understand the structural injustices that exist amongst our poor. By encountering Christ in the other, we come to know more about ourselves. Students will also stay with the community of the Beatitudes, and participate in daily spiritual life in the monastery. http://www.christinthecitymissionaries.com/
For more information, or if you would like a scholarship, please contact Deidre Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Saints Chapel
1601 N Benton Ave
Helena, MT 59602United States