JSerra offers two mission trips per year to our sister mission parish in Piura, Peru, taking a yearly total 80-plus students during Thanksgiving and Easter breaks.
Piura is affected by extreme poverty, but thanks to Fr. Joe Uhen, the pastor of Santisimio Sacramento Parish, temporary housing was created so that many individuals and groups all over the world may come and serve in his community. With the help of these missionaries, Fr. Joe has been able to provide additional necessary services to the area including as a hospice center and a trade school for individuals who cannot afford to attend college.
Our student missionaries build homes and schools, visit orphanages, provide homecare visits, and assemble and delivered food care packages to the poorest of the poor in the adjacent villages to parish. Mission trips are regularly spoken of as the highlight of many JSerra students’ careers, and provide up to 60-70 hours of Christian service per trip.