Mission Trips

Mission Trips

Mission Trips are in-depth service opportunities that build community and have a tremendous impact both on those serving and those served. Several Mission Trips are available each year to the Marist School community, including:  Domestic and International.

Domestic Mission Trips

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  • Appalachia Service Project

    For complete details, dates, forms and downloads click here

    Participants work on emergency repair projects for families designated by ASP.  Marist has served in NC, TN, VA, and WV in summers past and has replaced roofs, constructed wheel-chair ramps and decks, installed drainage and water-proofing, and fully insulated homes in need of serious repair. The families are present during the service project and ASP emphasizes the importance of developing relationships with these families as well as completing the service project. 

    Each day begins with morning devotions. The days are filled with active construction projects and home repair. Evenings include a variety of activities such as "culture night," a picnic with all camp participants and all the residents who received help, a worship service, some chores and free-time.  
    The trip is coordinated by Mr. Reinald Yoder. The trip is open to 10-15 high school students.

    For complete details, dates, forms and downloads click here
  • Catholic HEART Work Camp

    In 2012 Catholic HEART Workcamp had seven teams of staff who conducted 47 camps across the country and in Jamaica with over 12,500 campers participating. Marist School has participated in the camp since 2009. Participation has grown from 5 to 30 students.  The camp is open to students rising to 7th grade through graduating seniors. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Mistretta. 
    For a typical week, the group travels to the site on Sunday, and are divided into work teams of six youth comprised of students from different participating groups. (Make new friends!) The groups are assigned a work site for Tuesday through Thursday. (Help people in need!) The morning and evening programs are dynamic, fun, and inspirational. (Grow in your relationship with God!) The concluding Friday is a free day. (Have fun!) 
    For more information about CHWC click here
  • Christmas Mission Trip to West Virginia

    Marist School partners with Christian Help of Mingo County, the 13th poorest county in the United States. The trip is limited to 15-20 students from the 7th and 8th grade. Preference is given to students who have not participated before. The main activity of the trip is the distribution of Christmas gifts to families who have very little, even for basic necessities. The Mission Team will arrive on Friday for the set up and Saturday is the distribution day, Sunday is a travel day back to Atlanta. The cost is approximately $160 For more information, contact Ms. Laura McGregor.

International Mission Trips

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  • Nicaragua Mission Trip

    Usually during spring break, Mrs. Shanahan leads a group of 10-12 students to visit. For the Mission Trip to Nicaragua, Marist School partners with Amigos for Christ.

    From www.amigosforchrist.org : "We host over 50 dynamic mission trips to Chinandega, Nicaragua each year. These week-long trips consist of groups from schools, churches, and even companies. The focus of our trips is to serve God by working alongside and building relationships with our Nicaraguan friends. Trip activities vary, but usually consist of construction work, community development, health clinics, spiritual programs, sports, and visiting orphanages."
  • Peru Mission Trip

    For the past 4 years, Marist students have spent one week during the summer in Peru. Their home base is the Marist Fathers' residence. Each day provides a different service opportunity, such as spending time with children at an orphanage.

    Danielle Frank: "It was the best week of my life. I want to go back again next year."

    Contact Mrs. Karen Shanahan.

Mission Trip Coordinators

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  • Photo of Caroline Belden

    Ms. Caroline Belden 12

    Campus Minister/Inclusion & Diversity Coordinator
  • Photo of Laura McGregor

    Ms. Laura McGregor 01

    Dean of Students
  • Photo of Erin Paul

    Mrs. Erin Shern Paul 92

  • Photo of Karen Shanahan

    Mrs. Karen Shanahan 

    Coordinator of Community Outreach

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