Catholic Terps are going on a Mission Trip to Mexico City from March 16 – 21, 2024.

We will be hosted by Craig Johring, founder of Hope of the Poor. Craig has served the poor and worked with mission groups in Mexico City for over ten years. You can read more about Craig and his amazing mission work here. Fr. Conrad and MJ will also be leading the trip; they have served with Craig on several trips to Mexico City. There are 30 spots available on the trip and this has filled up quickly in the past!

The goal of our trip is to encounter Christ in the poorest of the poor: in street kids and the elderly, infirm women and families living in the trash dumps of Mexico City (pictured on right). We will visit Our Lady of Guadalupe at the National Basilica, the most visited pilgrimage site in the entire world, each day we are on mission. Our lodging and meals will be provided through a retreat house run by religious sisters. Each day will include Mass, Holy Hour, meals, encounters with the poor and small group reflection.

Trip Cost

Original Cost  $1,300.00

New amount due to donation: $1,100.00! Amount includes airfare, lodging and food.


We will be flying as a group on a United flight leaving from and returning to BWI.


Once applications are closed for the trip on November 15th, we will let you know if you have been accepted! At time of acceptance $100 deposit is due which will go towards to total cost of the trip. We will also walk with students and teach you how to fundraise for the trip.

(please use check, PayPal -CatholicTerp, or Venmo – Catholic-Terps for payments – indicate Student Mexico Mexico City Trip) please do not check the purchase protection on Paypal.

Interested in going? 

Complete the application below by November 15th or follow up with MJ about any questions you may have about the trip (



True Joy: Joey Rice playing with a child who lives at one of the Mexico City trash dumps during a trip with Fr. Rob in April 2018.