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Become a Missionary

CBC seeks to partner with long-term, permanent missions, religious orders, and partnering parish projects throughout the United States and internationally. We do this to ensure that every short-term mission that our teams complete will be exactly what the receiving community needs and wants, and will have long-term positive effects on the Mission as well as the people we serve.

Our mission programs consist of two types of trips: One Week Missions and One Day Missions. Mission work is part of our community and everyday lives as Catholic-Christians. Because of this, we created our One Day Mission program to invite past and future missionaries to engage in corporal and spiritual works of mercy in our local communities. Below is our list of scheduled trips, both One Week and One Day Missions.

ONE-DAY MISSIONS


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Destination: The Lamb Center
Location: 3160 Campbell Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031
Dates: May 27, 2017; August 26, 2017; November 25, 2017
Time: 7:40am-12:30pm
Status: Registration Open

 

The Lamb Center is a faith-based organization sponsored by several denominations that offers hot meals and showers along with counseling, job, and medical services to those in need. They have also recently moved into a larger facility! Our group may perform a variety of tasks including laundry, organizing the storage area upstairs, delivering and serving food, and spending time with guests.

The Lamb Center is a child-friendly mission site, however, youths under age 13 may volunteer only under the one-on-one supervision of a parent or responsible adult. Parent/adult supervisors must keep the child within their sight at all times. Youths age 13 years and older may volunteer with a group.


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Destination: The Sunrise Senior Living Center
Location: 1778 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190
Dates: September 10, 2017; December 2, 2017
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Status: Registration Open

 

The Sunrise Senior Living Center in Reston, VA, is a local organization dedicated to providing quality assisted living to residents.  Residents come from a diverse background and include residents that enjoy the independent living lifestyle offered.  Other residents draw upon other services offered including Alzheimer’s and Memory Care, Respite Care Stays, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing.  Sunrise offers a variety of fun, interactive activities for all residents to enjoy.  Our group can choose to participate in one of several activities including playing a game, coloring, or reading with residents.

The Sunrise Senior Living center is a child-friendly mission site and can accommodate youths 6 and older.  Youths, however, under the age of 13 may volunteer only under the one-on-one supervision of a parent or responsible adult. Parent/adult supervisors must keep the child within their sight at all times. Youths age 13 years and older may volunteer with a group.


Destination: Missionaries of Charity
Location: 2800 Otis St. NE, Washington, DC (close to Catholic University)
Dates: July 29, 2017; October 21, 2017
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Status: Registration Open

 

The Missionaries  of Charity serve the areas of need in the city of Washington D.C. This volunteer opportunity is with the Motherhouse at the location above.  CBC volunteers will be helping in a variety of ways: gardening, cleaning the residents rooms, chatting or playing games with the residents.  Families with children are welcome.  The recommended age for children is 13 and above. The volunteering time is from 8:30-12:30 for up to 15 people.

ONE-WEEK MISSIONS


Sister Rose
Destination: Lare, Kenya
Trip Dates: July 6 – July 15, 2017
Status: FULL

 

Sister Rose Wangui  grew up in the village of Lare, Kenya, attending high school and working with the Sisters of Mercy at the Mercy hospital in the Rift Valley.  Her vision and faith led her to create The Mercy Project – a multi-phased effort that included building and funding a water well that now provides clean water, and a health clinic that provides basic medical care for the families of Lare, Kenya.  The third phase of her vision is the building and completion of a secondary school dedicated to the empowerment and education of girls.   The Mother of Mercy Girl’s Secondary School is open to all girls ages 13-18 in the surrounding area of Lare and Nakuru County, providing room and board, and strong foundation of education.  As of February 2014, the school has enrolled 300 girls.

Commissioned By Christ missionaries will be involved with the expansion efforts of the project to provide sleeping space for the girls.  The project will involve the construction of a dormitory to accommodate between 450-500 students once it is completed.  This will be a 10-day mission trip, which includes travel days.  Please send questions to info@commissionedbychrist.org. 


Destination: Kingston, Jamaica
Trip Dates: October 21 – October 28, 2017
Cost: $1,700-$1,900 (est. total to incl. airfare, insurance, room, board)
Status: Registration OPEN

 

The mission of the St. Patrick’s Foundation is to impart relevant skills, opportunities and caring to residents of selected low income communities.  In the past, CBC missionaries have worked in the vocational schools and in the early learning center. We have helped to rebuild school fences and organized painting the inside of an educational building, while working side by side with the local children.  We have also worked together with the kids inside the classrooms on various projects.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – Deadline to register & $350 deposit due
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – First pre-trip meeting, 7:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017 – First 1/2 payment due & first 1/2 day Spiritual Retreat, 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 – Final trip payment due & second 1/2 day Spiritual Retreat, 2:30-6:30pm
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Group service project; location & time TBD
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2017 – Final pre-trip meeting, 7:00-8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 21-28, 2017 – Mission trip
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – Post-trip meeting, 7:00-9:00pm

Destination: Bánica, Dominican Republic
Trip Dates: February 3-10, 2018
Cost: $1,500-$1,700 (est. total to incl. airfare, insurance, room, board)
Status: Registration OPEN

 

The Parish of Bánica (Saint Francis of Assisi) belongs to the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana. In 1991 the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, entered into agreement with the Bishop of San Juan and adopts the Parish as its own by providing priests, volunteers, and material support. The Parish of Bánica along with the neighboring Parish of Pedro Santana (San José) are in the care of Arlington priests and count over 10,000 people dispersed in over 60 communities.

Commissioned By Christ missionaries will be involved with any of a number of on-going projects, including repairing houses for needy families, building chapels, and working on construction initiatives to improve the basic sanitary needs of the community in one of the many outlying villages cared for by the Bánica mission. Missionaries will be meeting and working along side the people of the parish, celebrating Mass with them and much more!


Destination: Piura, Peru
Trip Dates: June 23 – 30, 2018
Cost: $1,500-$1,700 (est. total to incl. airfare, insurance, room, board)
Status: Registration OPEN

 

CBC’s mission trip to Santisimo Sacramento, the Catholic mission parish in Piura, is a transforming journey, drawing the missionary closer to Christ through serving some of the poorest of His poor. Many people of Piura, Peru and the surrounding villages lack the basic necessities of life. Some go without food or clean water whenever there is a drought. Others have no access to the medical care they need. Many of the surrounding rural villages lack the basic necessities that we take for granted every day like electricity, drinking water, or a bathroom.

Santisimo Sacramento provides food packages to poor families, donated clothing, building materials, access to medical care, heavily subsidized private education, orphanages for abandoned children, and many other important services for the people of Piura, in addition to caring for the spiritual needs of the Parish. During your stay in Piura, you will have the opportunity to meet the people of the parish, celebrate Mass with them, and work in a few of the several social service projects the parish is carrying out to improve the standard of living for the poorest people in the community.