This year, we have decided to partner with Habitat for Humanity and local soup kitchens in the Dallas area.
COSTS: FREE, except for travel to site
Participants are expected to arrange for their own travel to the host city and back. We encourage local parishes to partner with these missionaries and assist in travel expenses.
Although the trip is free to participants, there is a $250/person cost incurred to conduct the week long trip. To make the trip accessible to as many people as possible, the diocese will be providing a grant to cover the trip costs. A portion of this cost may be charged as a late cancellation penalty. This grant does not include some miscellaneous expenses including local transportation and some meal costs.
We will be requesting and accepting donations to cover remaining expenses so that we can keep costs free to mission trip participants.
If you wish to Donate
This is where we need your help. In addition to grants from the Diocese, a little more fundraising needs to be completed. Where will your donations go? Assistance in car rentals for all of the attendees, gas, dinner for (2-3) nights, volunteers shirts, and future trip expenses. We ask that if interested, you donate, as your heart desires. :
Who can attend:
Limited spots available. Once the application deadline has passed and all applications have been received, team members will be selected and their participation confirmed. The main selection criteria will be the goal of having fair representation from each region and as many parishes as possible. Secondarily, selection will be made on a first come first serve basis.
Team Size Limit per City: 20 team members
Open for all Diocese members, age 18 & above.
All who attend should be active members of their local Mar Thoma parish and willing to support and encourage more local outreach efforts at their home parish after the mission trip.
All mission trip participants will be expected to go through preparation/development materials leading up to the trip.
The participant will be responsible for a portion of the fee for any cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the trip.
To express interest and to get more personal info, please use the CONTACT menu button above to send us an email with your name and parish.
Overnight stay has been arranged for participants at a rented AirBnB at
1305 W Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 7601
Work Clothes (for projects like: painting, landscape, cleaning, etc.)
Reusable Water Bottle
Please leave expensive electronics and anything that has sentimental value and cannot be replaced at home.
Sample Weekly Schedule
Contact us with any questions ......