Christian Service Immersion Program

The Christian Service Immersion Program seeks to bring students to a mature understanding of their personal responsibility to those most in need through experience and reflection. St. John's students have served in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Kentucky, Montana and Nicaragua, to name only a few destinations. We encourage all students to apply for these transformative experiences. 

It is St. John's long-term goal to make Christian Service Immersion Program trips available to the entire student body, thereby giving every student the opportunity to attend at least once during their time here. 

2015 Service Immersion Trips

Subsidizing Student Costs

St. John’s strives to have no financial barrier come between students and their ability to experience a service immersion trip. Ideally, each student will earn or raise the requisite $500. This fee does not reflect the total expense involved.*
 
The overall cost of the trips is far greater than the expected contribution of the students. This means St. John’s must raise the necessary funds from other sources. One of the ways funds are raised for these trips are tax-deductible gifts to the Lasallian Christian Service Fund from families within the school who have the means. All gifts directed in this manner will be applied to defray the costs of these trips. If you would like more information, or you would like to contribute to the Lasallian Christian Service Fund, please click here.

*Limited need-based financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Application Process

There is one single application for ALL SIX CHRISTIAN SERVICE IMMERSION TRIPS. You are applying for the Immersion Program as a whole; preferences are taken into account, but not guaranteed. If you indicate you are available for more trips, there is a higher likelihood you will be placed on a trip.

Please download the Service Immersion Trip Application and submit it completed by 3:00 pm, November 29. You will be notified via mail about your application.


Spring Break Trips 2017

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  • Sacred Heart Southern Missions in Walls, MS: April 17-22

    Sacred Heart Southern Missions is a Catholic ministry in the Diocese of Jackson, MS, served by priests and brothers of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, sisters from many different religious communities and dedicated lay ministers. It is a community of faith working to build up the Catholic church and make a difference in the lives of people of all faiths who struggle in poverty. They serve the five northern counties of Mississippi and are headquartered in Walls, MS.

    Students will travel by air to northwest Mississippi to help with the variety of ministries provided by the Priests of the Sacred Heart, including service in a soup kitchen, neighborhood development, tutoring and home repairs.

    This trip is open to all juniors and seniors.

Summer Break Trips 2017

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  • Sacred Heart Southern Missions in Walls, MS: June 3-9

    Sacred Heart Southern Missions is a Catholic ministry in the Diocese of Jackson, MS, served by priests and brothers of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, sisters from many different religious communities and dedicated lay ministers. It is a community of faith working to build up the Catholic church and make a difference in the lives of people of all faiths who struggle in poverty. They serve the five northern counties of Mississippi and are headquartered in Walls, MS.

    Students will travel by air to Northwest Mississippi to help with the variety of ministries provided by the Priests of the Sacred Heart, including service in a soup kitchen, neighborhood development, tutoring and home repairs.

    This trip is open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
  • De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, MT: June 4-10

    De LaSalle Blackfeet School is a San Miguel School, operated by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, for boys and girls who live on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. The school is open to all faiths and cultures, is not tuition driven and serves a predominantly at-risk population.  

    Students will travel by air to Northwest Montana to facilitate a summer school program for the De La Salle Blackfeet students through tutoring, crafts and recreation. Students will also be working around the Mission to maintain the grounds and buildings.

    This trip is open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
  • Sacred Heart Southern Missions in Walls, MS: June 11-17

    Sacred Heart Southern Missions is a Catholic ministry in the Diocese of Jackson, MS, served by priests and brothers of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, sisters from many different religious communities and dedicated lay ministers. It is a community of faith working to build up the Catholic church and make a difference in the lives of people of all faiths who struggle in poverty. They serve the five northern counties of Mississippi and are headquartered in Walls, MS.

    Students will travel by air to Northwest Mississippi to help with the variety of ministries provided by the Priests of the Sacred Heart, including service in a soup kitchen, neighborhood development, tutoring and home repairs.

    This trip is open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
  • De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, MT: June 11-17

    De LaSalle Blackfeet School is a San Miguel School, operated by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, for boys and girls who live on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. The school is open to all faiths and cultures, is not tuition driven and serves a predominantly at-risk population.  

    Students will travel by air to Northwest Montana to facilitate a summer school program for the De La Salle Blackfeet students through tutoring, crafts and recreation. Students will also be working around the Mission to maintain the grounds and buildings.

    This trip is open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
  • Romero Center Urban Challenge in Camden, NJ: July 31-August 5

    Romero Center Urban Challenge is an urban, service-learning, immersion experience rooted in the Catholic faith tradition. It offers a point of access to the lives of the people of Camden, NJ, and its surrounding communities. St. John's will be paired with other Lasallian high schools to serve the Camden community.

    Students will travel by bus to New Jersey, where they will work with multiple organizations that serve the poor and marginalized in Camden. They will have the opportunity to work with students from other schools in the Lasallian tradition and enlarge the bonds of the Christian Brothers.

    This trip is open to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors.