Honduras Mission

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 Trip 2018: Important Dates

  • No-Commitment Info. Meeting: January 10 at 6:15 pm
  • Application Due: January 15
  • Notified of Trip Acceptance: January 25
  • Pre-trip Meeting #1: February 7 at 6:15 pm
  • Pre-trip Meeting #2: April 25 at 6:15 pm
  • Pre-trip Meeting #3: June 20 at 6:15 pm
  • Commissioning Mass at Gesu: June 8 at 11:30 am
  • Trip Dates: June 9-16
  • Taste and Telling of Honduras: June 29 at 11:30 am

Come & See Trip 2018: Important Dates

  • Trip Cost: $1615
  • Applications Available: April 2 to May 2
  • No-Commitment Info. Meeting: April 12 at 6:30 pm
  • Pre-trip Meeting #1: June 14 at 6:30 pm
  • Trip Payment Due in Full: June 14
  • Pre-trip Meeting #2: July 12 at 6:30 pm
  • Commissioning Mass at Gesu: Sunday, August 12 at 11:30 am
  • Trip Dates: August 16-20

Links

June 2017 Honduras Mission Video >
HCRF Facebook Page >
Honduras Children’s Rescue Fund >
Medical Equipment Donation >
SAN Promo Video: A Brief History of Sr. Rosa >

Travel Alerts

U.S. Department of State Travel Alerts and Warnings >

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.

Reconsider travel to Honduras due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Do not travel to: Gracias a Dios Department due to crime.

Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. Local police and emergency services lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Honduras:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid walking or driving at night.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Exercise caution using cell phones in public, including inside of cars while stopped in traffic.
  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Honduras.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Gracias a Dios Department

Gracias a Dios is an isolated area with high levels of criminal activity and drug trafficking.  Infrastructure is weak, government services are limited, and police or military presence is scarce.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Gracias a Dios as U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling to the area.

 

 

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