Banica Mission Trip

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“We are one body in Christ and everyone members one of another” (Romans 12:4).

The Banica Mission is a partnership between the Diocese of Arlington, VA, USA, and the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana, D.R., serving 10,000 poor people in the rural area of the Dominican Republic on the border of Haiti. Every year we look for youth between the ages of 16 to early 20s to join the mission trip, as well as adult volunteers to chaperone. Our ten-day trips occur in the month of July. Mission work may include building a house, painting icons, door-to-door evangelization, or interacting with the local people. Spanish is helpful, but not required for missionaries.

For more information on the Banica Mission, check out this link.

Coordinator: Mother Maria Gonzalez

Phone: (703) 354-0395

Coordinator Since: June 2009

Key Persons: Josephine Balsamo, Co-Coordinator

If you can commit 15 hours per year, you will...

Any parishioner can help with fundraising events, including a yard sale, fundraiser at Dogfish Alehouse, and bake sales after Masses and sports events.