Reunion Weekend

All alumni are invited back to campus for Reunion Weekend on June 3 and 4. Come spend the weekend with fellow alumni reconnecting and reminiscing.

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. There 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.

Summer 2022 Offerings

Camden, New Jersey

WHAT? The Urban Challenge Program is an urban, service-learning, immersion experience rooted in the Catholic faith tradition as we encounter the lives and stories of the people of Camden, NJ. Most participants come prepared for what they will do for Camden, but they’re typically unprepared for what Camden will do for them.  For more info:

WHO? 14 Members of the Class of 2024

WHEN? May 30- June 4, 2022

WHERE?  Camden, New Jersey

COST? $400.00

CHAPERONES? Mr. Michael Tracy and Mr. Brendan Corrigan

Wanye County, West Virginia

WHAT? Join over 100 volunteers from all over the country at the Wayne County Work Camp in rural West Virginia. Since 1983, this camp has provided opportunities for volunteers of all faiths to put faith into practice by doing home repair for local families. You will get to know the family you serve as you live, work and pray with the people of the Wayne County community.

WHO? 12 Members of the Classes of 2024 and 2023

WHEN? June 12-18, 2022

WHERE? Wayne County, West Virginia

COST?  $250.00

CHAPERONES?  Mr. Savastano and Mr. Mulholland

Los Angeles, California

WHAT? Based out of Dolores Mission Catholic Church, the Jesuit parish in Boyle Heights, Los Angles, California, we will see the ways that this community has found to address and heal by focusing on its gifts and not just on its problems.  Visits will include stops at Homeboy industries, who has created numerous job opportunities for men and women who wish to leave the gangs of LA, and to other ministries serving the Latino neighborhood

WHO? 8-12 Members of Class of 2023

WHEN?  July 9-15, 2022

WHERE?  Los Angles, California

COST? $825 per student

CHAPERONES? Mr. Bogen and Fr. Reim, SJ

Alabama & Georgia

WHAT? This is an educational immersion trip with opportunities for service. On this trip, you will learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America by traveling the steps of great American leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You will learn about the interesting challenges of poverty, race, and access to education, healthcare, and jobs.

WHO? 6 Members of the Class of 2023

WHEN?  July 15-21, 2022

WHERE? Montgomery and Selma, Alabama & Atlanta, Georgia

COST? $600.00

CHAPERONES? Mr. Luisi and Mrs. Henderson

  • 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