Saint Ignatius High School

Mission Trips

The Fr. Thomas Gafney, S.J. ’50 Mission Trip Program sends students to domestic and international destinations in pursuit of service, learning and faith-formation. These summer immersion experiences are open to students after sophomore year.

"The Fr. Thomas Gafney, S.J. '50 Mission Trip Program represents the quintessential Ignatius experience: prayer, direct encounters with the poor, service, reflection, education, and fun. These experiences are at the heart of our mission to be Men for Others."

Anthony Fior '02, Ed.D.
Anthony Fior '02, Ed.D.<br>Principal image

Launched in 1997 and named after alumnus and martyr Fr. Thomas J. Gafney, S.J. ’50, the mission trip program offers students an opportunity to directly encounter the poor and marginalized, just as Jesus did. Through domestic and international destinations participants practice prayer, service, reflection, learning and looking for God in all things, people and places.

Most trips are offered to students the summer before their senior year, but a couple trips also provide opportunities for rising juniors. Interested students must complete an application and, often, an interview, in order to be considered for a mission trip.

Financial aid may be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s financial need. Any student with a heart filled with faith and a desire to serve those most on the margins should apply, regardless of financial situation. Please see Mr. Tracy or Mr. Pacetti with questions.

To learn more about mission trips, please contact Mr. Michael Tracy.

Click here to register and enter your deposit for the 2024 mission trips!

Summer 2024 Offerings

Applications are closed for summer 2023. Please contact Michael Tracy with any questions. 

  • Global Education

    Come to Saint Ignatius and see the world! Students travel across the globe on mission trips, sports excursions, study abroad ventures and foreign exchange programs. Travel to international and domestic locations through the Global Education program.

  • Campus Ministry

    Overseeing faith programs is Campus Ministry, which plans and leads retreats, school liturgies, mission trips, social justice initiatives, and leadership opportunities in these areas.

Mission Trips Director