Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Sophomore Mission Trip

The SOPHOMORE class will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana.    We partner with Catholic Mission Trips, Inc. based in Dallas.  See the attached document for more information on the itinerary and price.  


Housing in New Orleans will be at St. Jude Community Center or another local church or volunteer housing center. Participants should plan on bringing sheets and towels. Guys and girls will have separate sleeping areas. The Catholic Mission Trip, Inc., staff will sleep separately from the group at all times. Check with your site coordinator for more housing details.


Meals will be provided starting Sunday evening when you arrive, until you depart the following Saturday. The only meals that are not included are your free day meals, while you are out touring the city. Breakfasts are generally continental and we pack a sack lunch. Dinners are always hot.


Work projects in New Orleans have been focused on disaster recovery and assistance for the elderly and underprivileged. Projects in New Orleans can include framing, roofing, siding, sheetrock, flooring, insulation, painting, and landscape work.


Each group has the option to use one of their days as a free day.  Most groups plan on taking Friday as their free day. Most groups go sightseeing around the French Quarter.


Pray for good weather. If we get rain, it’s possible that the outdoor projects will be cancelled for the day. Catholic Mission Trips, Inc., will try to arrange both outdoor and indoor projects for each group.