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Commissioned By Christ

“The Church is commissioned to announce the mercy of God, the beating heart of the Gospel, which in its own way must penetrate the heart and mind of every person.”

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Who we Are

We are the Catholic laity that desires to partake in the Church's mission life. We have children, jobs, and responsibilities, yet are called to mission ministry. Through CBC, we engage in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and are brought into a fuller communion with the Catholic Church, her teachings, and her mission life.

Our Mission

To bring Catholics closer to Christ through short-term mission trips that form them through personal and communal prayer, participation in the sacraments, building community with fellow Christians, and providing an opportunity to partake in works of mercy by helping those in material and spiritual need.

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Four lessons from Peru

Katie Bahr | Catholic Herald Last month, I spent a week serving the poor in Peru with Commissioned by Christ, a local organization that plans short-term Catholic mission trips for adults and families. This was my second trip to Peru with CBC — my...

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Santisimo Sacramento in service

The Peruvian parish is a center for spiritual life and social outreach. Katie Bahr | Catholic Herald Santisimo Sacramento Church is a lively faith community in Piura, Peru, that serves approximately 40,000 Catholics physically and spiritually and welcomes more than 400 international volunteers annually...

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Mission life in Peru

A short-term mission trip brings spiritual gifts and lessons for local Catholics. Katie Bahr | Catholic Herald Recently, I spent a week at Santisimo Sacramento, a parish located in an impoverished section of Piura, Peru, about 600 miles north of Lima. I was there...

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God Takes Us On A Journey

Wearing my “Diana Run” t-shirt in Peru, remembering the friend who helped guide me down this road. When I was sixteen years old, I learned

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I'll Never Forget

My trip to Peru was an experience that I’ll never forget. Despite how cliché it sounds, the words that instantly come to mind when I

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Leap of Faith - Trip to Peru

I heard in a lecture once that all human fears stem from six primordial fears: failure, rejection, the unknown, death, isolation, and loss. When you

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