Domestic Spring Break Immersion Experience
One need not leave the United States to confront injustice and serve those on the margins.
Each Spring Break, we offer immersion experiences that challenge participants to stretch their comfort zones and be changed by their experiences.
- 2022 - Puerto Rico - Dominican Mission
- 2020 KY - Emmaus Farm (Vanceberg, KY), Jerusalem Farm (Kansas City), Su Casa Catholic Worker (Chicago)
- 2017 KY - Emmaus Farm
- 2016 Milwaukee, WI - Casa Romero Renewal Center Urban Plunge
- 2015 Milwaukee, WI - Casa Romero Renewal Center Urban Plunge
- 2014 Johnson City, TN - Appalachia Service Project
- 2013 Cincinnati, OH - Urban Plunge
- 2012 Harlem, TN - Appalachia Trip
El Salvador “Agape” Immersion Experience
For 2022, the tentative dates are Dec 31st, 2022 - January 14th, 2023
Where do we go and what do we do?
First, we work with an organization – Salvadoran Mission Projects – helping with their Bible School for children. We spend several days in the community of Ahuachapan in northern El Salvador, living in the retreat center, meeting people, helping kids, giving them positive attention, and demonstrating faith by our love in action.
We then partner with a second organization – CEBES FUNDAHMER – going to a community – Monsenor Oscar Romero – with which we have just recently began an ongoing sister relationship. We spend 1 or 2 nights there staying with host families, living in solidarity, sharing in their lives, learning their stories, offering or time, our love, our presence, and a listening ear.
Finally, we immerse ourselves in the realities of El Salvador, both past and present. El Salvador is still fresh on the heels of a very violent civil war from 1979-1992. We visit important sites, hear people's stories who lived during the war, and learn about the Church's history in El Salvador.
We will spend time visiting important places in the life and death of St. Oscar Romero. We will where he lived and the church where he was murdered and his tomb. You will experience the powerful impact of his courageous life and how his witness to the Gospel continues to impact those who knew him. We visit others sites of martyrdom. We experience how the Church today attempts to serve the needs of the people
We visit the city of Ahuachupan, the capital San Salvador, and several places in the Morazan Department.
Do you have to know Spanish?
No. We will always have a translator with us, but we encourage everyone to learn as much Spanish as possible. People are very generous if you try your best!
The cost of the trip will be around $2000.00 total.
Participants will be responsible for 1/3 of the cost. Teams will be required to fundraise 1/3. The CSC will cover the final 1/3.