Honduras Mission

Each February and July, a group of 30 parishioners travel to Honduras on a mission to work with those served by our partner, Sociedad Amigos de los Niños. For more information, please contact Amy Zucca.


Church of the Gesu is hopeful that our next summer mission trip will be held summer 2022. It will be decided in fall 2021 if we are going. Bulletin announcements and updates to this page will be made. For informational purposes only details from the cancelled 2020 trip are below.

  • Trip Dates: June 25 – July 2, 2020
  • Trip Cost: $1,550
  • Applications Now Open! Applications are Due by February 3, 2020.
  • Questions? Contact trip leaders Sadie Curtin or Ashley Ponce.

Important Trip Information: 

  • Cost $1,550
  • Applicants must be entering AT LEAST the 11th Grade in the 2020-2021 school year to participate. 

Immersion Program Meeting Schedule & Important Dates: 
January 6
Applications Open

January 23
Optional Information Meeting for Interested Trip Participants:
6:30–7:30 pm in McAuley Hall

February 3
Applications and $100 deposit due

February 7
Participants notified of acceptance on trip

February 20
Participant Pre-Trip Meeting #1:
6:30–7:45 pm in McAuley Hall
Payment #1 Due 

March 19
Participant Pre-Trip Meeting #2:
6:30–7:45 pm in McAuley Hall
Payment #2 Due

April 16
Participant Pre-Trip Meeting #3:
6:30–7:45 pm in McAuley Hall
Trip Payment Due in Full 
Parent Meeting

May 21
Participant Pre-Trip Meeting #4:
6:30–7:45 pm in McAuley Hall and Chapel

June 21
Missioning Mass, time TBD

June 25 – July 2

*There will be a group fundraiser, date TBD


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 >


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, 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 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.

Participant Info & Policies >