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Campus Ministry Prepares for Texas Service Trip

February 4, 2022

This March, more than 30 students will travel to Texas to engage in service work supporting organizations and agencies that address homelessness and food insecurity.

The group, which is the largest since the service trip experiences began in 2018, will again travel to the Greater Houston area, serving at agencies and ministries in the Cities of Houston and Galveston, and surrounding suburbs.

During the week, they will be working with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Houston and Galveston Food Banks at one of their monthly food distribution sites. Additionally, they plan to serve at a free lunch program. The team also plans to visit the food bank’s warehouse so the students can experience the work that goes into getting food from origin to people in need.

“Helping people out of the cycle of homelessness is another of our focuses, so on this trip we will be working with Houston Habitat for Humanity,” said Jonathan Schott, assistant director of campus ministry. “Working with Habitat is a good partnership because so many of the people who go on to work for Habitat are those who have benefitted. It’s great to talk to someone who is working for them and had their home built by them.”

In celebration of the Basilian Father’s bicentennial, the group will connect with other Basilian ministries in Houston, including St. Thomas High School and the University of St. Thomas, where several Fisher alumni are living and serving as Basilians.  

Support the Trip: Stop into the Fr. Joseph A. Trovato, CSB Campus Ministry Center from Monday, Feb. 7 through Friday, Feb. 11, to purchase Fair Trade Chocolate and Coffee to help offset the cost of the trip. Chocolate is $5 per bar and coffee is $15 per bag and includes a variety of flavors!