Catholic Terps are going on a Mission Trip to Mexico City from January 13 – 18, 2019. Please pray for the 24 students and 9 staff attending the trip!

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. Rob will also be leading the trip; he’s served with Craig on several trips to Mexico City and Alaska.

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.

Tentative schedule

Jan 13: Arrival
Jan 14: National Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Jan 15: Service at Home for abandoned women
Jan 16 and 17: Service at the Trash Dumps
Jan 18: Departure

Trip Cost


Thanks to the Maryland Parent Association and several anonymous donations, we are able to offer scholarships to defray the cost of the trip.


The trip is full. We have other opportunities for Winter Break and other mission trips run through our FOCUS missionaries. For more information, email Mike at

For questions about the Mexico trip, email Lisa at




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.