Piura, Peru Mission Trip
June 23, 2018 - June 30, 2018$1500
Mission Experience Cost: Estimated cost is per person and includes airfare out of Washington DC to/from Piura, transportation to Santisimo Sacramento Parish, room and board, travel insurance and CBC t-shirt. Not included are meals on travels days (June 23 and June 30). If you withdrawal your registration, payments will be refunded less $150 CBC processing fee and any non-refundable airline and project fees. Deadline to Register – January 15, 2018
About Piura: 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.
What to Expect: 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.
Sample Mission Trip Itinerary:
- 7:30am Morning prayer, grace and breakfast as a mission team
- 8am Collect personal belongings for the day; depart for mission site
- 9am Depart for mission site
- 12pm Return to Santisimo Sacramento Parish for lunch & siesta
- 2pm Depart to mission sites for afternoon work
- 4pm Return to Santisimo Sacramento Parish and clean up for Mass
- 6pm Mass
- 7pm Dinner, talk, evening reflection
- 9pm Free time
- 11pm Lights out
Preparing for Mission: CBC prepares its mission team practically, spiritually, and catechetically. This is accomplished over a 6 month timeframe during two 1/2 day retreats, one 1/2 day local group service project, and one pre- and post- trip meeting, in addition to the week on mission.
Check out CBC in Piura, Peru: These pictures tell the story of what it means to be a CBC missionary in Piura, Peru. Click here for Multimedia Gallery.