Spend part of your winter break with the Duke Catholic Center serving the indigenous Mayan communities in Mexico. During the trip, we will have the opportunity to support the rural Catholic communities in Mexico, helping to construct and remodel chapels and community buildings and visiting local references. This is a special opportunity to build partnerships with a different Catholic community and learn more about the needs of Catholics around the world.

We will depart from Durham for Mexico (via Charlotte and Cancun) on January 3, 2023 and arrive on January 10, 2023.

Registration deadline is October 1. A $100 deposit is also due on this date.

Cultivate is our spring break service trip that will take you around the country, dive deep into communities, and strengthen your prayer life.

We’ve all heard that St. Francis loved animals. He even brokered a peace deal between a wolf and an angry village! But let’s unpack this more and learn about what St. Francis offers us in an age of climate change and environmental crisis.

This year, we will be going to Baltimore to volunteer at a sustainable farm run by the Franciscans friars, as well as to visit the soup kitchen the food goes to. With a day trip to Philadelphia in between, we will then head up to the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist in Connecticut where we will help out at the yard of their motherhouse and learn more about their spirituality.

Check out the full schedule below and sign up!

  • Friday, March 10, 5pm: Depart by car for Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Saturday, March 11: Volunteer at Little Portion Farm
  • Sunday, March 12: Mass at the Shrine of St. Anthony and Volunteer at Little Portion Farm
  • Monday, March 13: Visit to the Franciscan Center in Baltimore, Paddle boating in Baltimore inner harbor
  • Tuesday, March 14: Drive to Meriden Connecticut
  • Wednesday, March 15-Thursday, March 17: Volunteer with and learn from the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist
  • Friday, March 18: Day trip to Boston to site see
  • Saturday, March 19: Return to campus