Mission Trips


mission trips

Mission Trips 2016-2017

Supplies Needed!    

Please click here for a list of supplies needed to take with us to Peru for February 15, 2017.  Please consider a donation of any of these items. 

Mission Trip to Lima, Peru

Dates: February 15-25, 2017

Our yearly mission trip to Lima, Peru takes place every February on odd-numbered years and every April on even-numbered years. The mission dates coincide with our February or April breaks, respectively.

As many as 12 students are selected to attend and engage in various activities to directly serve the poor, including working in the Edmund Rice Christian Brother School of Fe y Alegria #26. We also help to build a small house for a needy family as well as working with Franciscan Nuns in the suburb of Tahuantinsuyo as they labor to assist the poorest of the poor.

We visit an orphanage and also take time to immerse ourselves in the Peruvian culture and visit places such as the Church of St. Rose of Lima. This truly is a life-changing mission!  All students end each day with community prayer within our group, as well as personal reflection on the day and a time to journal.

Specific information about this year’s trip can be obtained from the application, which you will find linked below. You may also contact Thomas Gambardella ’76, Director of Campus Ministry, at 401-739-3450, ext. 124 or email him at tgambardella@hendricken.com.

Please click here for the application: Application for Mission Trip to Peru 2017

HENDRICKEN HOUSE

Since 2007, members of the Hendricken community have joined the Christian Brothers in their mission work in Lima, Peru.  Students have built houses and transported medical and school supplies to remote locations.

The relationship entered a new phase in 2011. With the Christian Brothers moving on from BHHS. We could think of no better tribute than a permanent house in Lima both for the Brothers and for Hendricken community members who travel there for mission work.

In three short months, we raised more than $100,000 toward the project. In April of 2014, Casa Hendricken, (Hendricken House) was formally dedicated and it now houses students from around the globe who come to Lima to participate in the mission work of the Christian Brothers.

"Casa Hendricken" - Hendricken House in Lima, Peru

“Casa Hendricken” – Hendricken House in Lima, Peru

Mission Trip to Bonita Springs, FL

Tentative Date: June 18 – 24, 2017

Each June, after the end of final exams, Bishop Hendricken journeys to Bonita Springs, Florida to assist in running a day camp for underprivileged children of migrant farm workers. A maximum of eight BHHS students work at the all day camp forming bonds with the children and acting as “big brothers” to these young boys and girls.

Activities at the camp include daily prayer, reading time, arts and crafts, as well as time at the local community pool where we help with swim instruction. Sports, such as soccer and basketball, are played every day and trips are taken to the movies and a local water park.

Hendricken students end each day with community prayer within our group, as well as personal reflection on the day and a time to journal.

Specific information about this year’s trip can be obtained from the application, which you will find linked below. You may also contact Thomas Gambardella ‘76, Director of Campus Ministry at 739-3450, ext. 124 or email him at tgambardella@hendricken.com.

Please click here for the application: Application for Mission Trip to Bonita Springs, FL 2017

Mission Trip to Brownsville, Texas

Tentative Date: November 4 – 11, 2017

Bishop Hendricken added an annual mission trip to Brownsville, Texas in 2015. The trip is limited to only five (5) BHHS students who will journey south to Texas and meet students from other Edmund Rice Christian Brother schools around the USA for a week of service to the poor and marginalized of Brownsville.

The week will be based out of the Guadalupe Regional Middle School where the Christian Brothers work with other religious orders to provide a tuition-free quality Catholic education to some of the neediest youth in our country. We will be performing direct service to the poor as well as learning about immigration issues which affect our country today.

All students end each day with community prayer within our group, as well as personal reflection on the day and a time to journal.

Specific information about this year’s trip can be obtained from the application, which you will find linked below. You may also contact Thomas Gambardella ‘76, Director of Campus Ministry at 739-3450, ext. 124 or email him at tgambardella@hendricken.com.

Please click here for the application: Application for Mission Trip to Brownsville, TX 2017

Mission Trip to Orland, Maine

Tentative Date:  August 20 – 26, 2017

Our newest mission trip is to Orland, Maine and takes place in August just before the new school year begins.

Up to 12 students are selected to attend and engage in various activities to directly serve the poor. We help to build a small house. We help to build new housing for a needy family as well as performing maintenance on existing homes.

We also will do whatever other jobs need to be done to assist our fellow brothers and sisters in need including, painting and cutting & splitting firewood for heating local homes.

All students end each day with community prayer within our group as well as personal reflection on the day and a time to journal.

Specific information about this year’s trip can be obtained from the application on this website. You may also contact Thomas Gambardella ’76, Director of Campus Ministry at 739-3450 ext. 124, or email him at tgambardella@hendricken.com.

Please click here for the application: Application for Mission Trip to Orlando, ME 2017