University Ministry

Service Opportunities

International Service Opportunities

Diocesan University Mission to Bolivia

The Mission trip to Sucre, Bolivia is an annual event for university students in and from the Diocese of Joliet.  Since 1995 students have traveled to this South American country to serve the economically poor of Sucre in an orphanage, three day care centers, a hospital financed by the Diocese of Joliet, two mental hospitals, a soup kitchen for children, a water filter project, and construction sites. 

Students from Benedictine, St. Francis, and Lewis have participated for twenty-two years. This year's trip will take place June 4-19, 2017. Applications will be available until NOVEMBER 1, 2016.

Date: June 4-19, 2017.
Contact: Br. Paul Joslin, FSC.

Diocesan University Mission to the Philippines

Build a house for the poor on this two week mission trip to Bacolod City, Philippines. Volunteers will build a house with Gawad Kalinga - an organization that provides housing and services for the poor. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and volunteer alongside Filipino college students. Lodging is provided on the campus of the University of St. Lasalle - a Christian Brothers university.

Mission Trip Dates: Jan. 1-10, 2016
Contact: