Each February and July, a group of 30 parishioners travels to Honduras on a mission to work with those children and women served by our partner, Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos. For more information, please email Ashley Markiewicz.
Immersion 2018: Important Dates
- Trip Date: July 9-16
- No-Commitment Info. Meeting: Wed., January 10 at 6:15 pm
- Application Due Date: January 15
- Acceptance Notifications Sent: January 25
- Pre-Tip Meeting #1 (mandatory): Wed., February 7 at 6:15 pm
- Pre-trip Meeting #2 (mandatory): Wed., April 25 at 6:15 pm
- Pre-trip Meeting #3 (mandatory): Wed., June 20 at 6:15 pm
- Fundariser: May
- Commissioning Mass at Gesu: Sunday, July 8 at 11:30 am
- Taste & Telling of Honduras: Sun., July 29 at 11:30 am
Below are any current alerts or warnings for travel to Honduras. Please feel free to reach out to the Gesu Honduras Team with any questions. We are always closely monitoring the risks associated with travel to Honduras. If a trip was deemed to be unsafe, we would cancel it at the earliest date possible.
- Honduras Travel Warning: The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to the Department of Gracias a Dios in Honduras. In addition, the greater urban areas of San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and La Ceiba have notably high crime and violence rates. This replaces the Honduras Travel Warning dated August 5, 2016.
- The U.S. Embassy restricts U.S. government staff from traveling to the Department of Gracias a Dios due to frequent criminal and drug trafficking activity. Infrastructure is weak, government services are limited, and police or military presence is scarce. Those who choose to travel to, or currently reside in, Gracias a Dios should remain alert to local conditions and signs of danger.
- Criminals, acting both individually and in gangs, in and around certain areas of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, and La Ceiba engage in murder, extortion, and other violent crimes. About 70% of U.S. citizen homicides since 2010 occurred in these urban areas. San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa rank as two of the most violent cities in the world.
- With one of the highest murder rates in the world and criminals operating with a high degree of impunity, U.S. citizens are reminded to remain alert at all times when traveling in Honduras.
- To be safe, you should review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings and local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities. For more information on how to travel safely in Honduras, please review the Country Specific Information for Honduras.