"If someone who has the riches of this world sees his brother in need and closes his heart to him, how does the love of God abide in him."  (1 John 3:17)

Servant Leadership
Our Catholic social teachings ask us to serve the poor and vulnerable.We are committed to this task - regardless of the school or the grade.Every day, students and staff throughout our board reach out to those in need through their social justice work.

At the high school level we wanted to provide our students with a more profound opportunity to experience servant leadership, which is why we introduced our Mission Trips program.

Making a Difference
Beginning 2009, students and staff from high schools across our board have embarked on 28 different mission trips. More than 775 students have travelled to Kenya, Ecuador, India, Tanzania and Ghana. They spend close to two weeks immersed in the culture, working on educational activities and building projects. The goal is to help improve the local community in practical ways.

For every single student and staff member who has participated in one of these mission trips, the experience has been life-altering. Taylor, a student from Patrick Fogarty who visited Kenya, sums it up best.

“They welcomed us into their homes and made us feel as if we were so important to them, but in reality, they were so important to us. We got to learn from them and to ask them about their lives – we were supposed to be role models for them, but they were also role models for us.”

.Brian Beal
Director of Education
Kenya Mission
July 2013