Short term mission trips have been a part of the Saint Thomas Aquinas student experience since the school's inception. Over the years, our students have provided service throughout the United States, including: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, El Paso, Nogales, Havasupai Indian Reservation at the bottom of Grand Canyon, and the Navajo Nation.
Our students have also served in Latin America, visiting: Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Saint Thomas Aquinas offers mission trips to sophomores, juniors, and seniors during spring break. Each year, well over 100 kids take advantage of this opportunity to spend part of their break helping others.
Since 2006, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and now following the 2010 gulf oil spill, the Sophomores have traveled to the New Orleans area to assist with ongoing relief efforts. Our students have rehabilitated homes and neighborhoods and worked on ecological projects in the area that benefit local fishermen and their families.
In 2011, the Juniors traveled to San Juan, Texas. Here they worked on rehabilitation of homes for the poor, and aided in construction projects in the community. They kept their families and friends updated with details of their activities on their mission trip blog
In 2011, the Seniors this year traveled to Rome on a Spiritual Pilgrimage. While there, our students also visited a hospital for the disabled.
For more information, contact Sean Reilly via e-mail at email@example.com
Pictures and additional information will be added this summer.